Homeschooling News

 Top Stories

A Line in the Sand
HSLDA Chairman Michael Farris speaks out against ideologies in the homeschooling community that have resulted in harm to families.

Your Phone Calls Did It! Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Ending Common Core!
Concerned parents responding to HSLDA’s national email alert helped persuade Oklahoma’s governor to reject the Common Core standards in her state.

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HSLDA Defeats Demand for Involuntary Educational Evaluations

Near-Perfect Score Thrills Parents, Embarrasses District

Retired Marine Greeted with Demands, Disdain

End of a Case, but HSLDA’s Mission Continues

School District Wrongly Denies Archery Participation

More Regulation Not Needed

Federal Student Tracking Defeated

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Life Skills for the College-Bound Teen: An Interview with Diane Kummer
How can you help your student make a smooth transition to college? This week on Homeschool Heartbeat, HSLDA high school consultant Diane Kummer joins Mike Smith with advice for helping your teen prepare for college.
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 In The News

October 11: Associated Press
Homeschooling on the Rise in District of Columbia

October 8: The Courier, Conroe, Texas
Northside Lions Football Continue Growth as a Homeschool Program in Conroe

October 5: The Tribune, Great Falls, Montana
Homeschool Athletes Show Their Pride

September 30: The Sun, Baltimore, Maryland
Family Chooses Homeschooling for Family Time

September 23: News-Leader, Springfield, Missouri
Homeschool Running Back Uses Football for Higher Purpose

September 18: Star-Tribune, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Biology Students Help Homeschool Children Learn about Turtles

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Parents to school board: Follow the law!


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Home Schooling Expands Around the Globe
Families in nations around the world look at our home schooling freedoms in awe. Many are willing to sacrifice and pay any price for similar opportunities.

 Top Cases


Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics Unconstitutional
A federal court in Arizona has ruled that an unsupported threat to place children in custody, made to coerce cooperation with a social services investigation, violates the constitutional guarantee of family privacy and integrity.


Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously in favor of HSLDA members Ron and Joann Fitzgerald on Wednesday and held that school districts may not force homeschooled children to submit to special—needs evaluations against their parents' wishes.


Combs, et al, v. Homer—Center School District, et al
Families claim religious exemption from home education law


In the Appeal of George R. Theiss
HSLDA successful in getting veteran’s benefits reinstated.

 Top Issues

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U.S. Military

Here are a few upcoming events from our HSLDA event calendar. Click on the month for more details.

 October 2015 

23-24, 2015 : Naples, FL
High School Symposium with CHEACC (Christian Home Educators Association of Collier County)

 January 2016 

23, 2016 : Richmond, VA
High School Symposium with Home Educators at Grove

 April 2016 

1-2, 2016 : Lincoln, NE
Nebraska Christian Home Educators Association (NCHEA) Conference