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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Army National Guard Accepts Homeschool Graduate

Graduates Wrongly Shut Out of College

Protect Your Right to Keep Kids Home during Portfolio Review

Grandmother Hauled into Court

Parents Face Jail Time for Missing Deadline

Six Anti-Discrimination Victories Ring in the New Year

Homeschooled Athletes Set Precedent, Make Statement at Championship Event

 This Week On
Home School Heartbeat
Why Read Classic Literature? An Interview with Dr. Leland Ryken
Too busy to pick up a good book? Maybe you should make time. Today on Homeschool Heartbeat, Dr. Leland Ryken explains why.
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 In The News

February 6:
Homeschool Athletes on the Rise

February 5: Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho
Homeschooling Interest on the Rise, Parents Organize

February 4: Journal-Star, Lincoln, Nebraska
Latest State Ed Proposal for Homeschool Rules Make Both Sides Happy

February 3: Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolina
Co-ops are Growing as Homeschooling becomes More Popular

February 1: The News and Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia
Bill Advances to Allow Homeschool Students to Compete in VHSL Athletics

February 1: PBS Newshour
One Homeschooled Christian Family Band’s Mission to Elect Ted Cruz

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HSLDA Court Report Cover
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Parents to school board: Follow the law!


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The Last Word


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

Charter Schools

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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.

 February 2016 

20, 2016 : Richmond, VA
Home Educators at Grove—High School Symposium

25, 2016 : Topeka, KS
CHECK's 2015 Day Under the Dome

25-27, 2016 : Bismark, ND
North Dakota Home School Association Convention

27, 2016 : Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Home Educators—High School Symposium

 March 2016 

5, 2016 : Parker, CO
High School and Beyond Seminar