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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


Truant Officer Seeks Information


Governor Signs Religious Freedom Bill


Call Congress Now to Voice Your Support for Homeschoolers Around the World!


Common Core: Parents Opt Out, Government Steps In


Homeschool Teams to Play Interscholastic Sports


School Acknowledges Homeschool Graduate Doesn’t Need GED

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Home School Heartbeat
Broaden Your Studentís Horizons: An Interview with Steven Hake
This week on Home School Heartbeat, literature professor Steven Hake shares how you can get started with good books, fresh ideas, and an adventure in the great outdoors.
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May 4: Greenville News, Greenville, South Carolina
One Year after Archery Debut, Homeschool Team in Title Contention


May 1: TennesseeWatchdog.org
In Memphis, Homeschool Communities Offer Same Sports and Extracurriculars as Public Schools


April 28: Muskogee Phoenix, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Homeschool Basketball Team Hits Milestone


April 27: OneNewsNow.com
2016 Global Conference to Hit Rio: “Homeschooling is a Right”


April 23: KSMU radio, Springfield, Missouri
How Homeschool Students Are Adjusting in a College Setting


April 23: KXAN News, Austin, Texas
Homeschool Students Could Compete in UIL Activities under New Bill

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LOOKING BACK: THREE LANDMARK CASES AND THE FAMILIES WHO WON THEM

THREE REASONS WE OPPOSE THE UN DISABILITIES TREATY

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

 May 2015 


8-9, 2015 : Harrisburg, PA
Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP)


14-16 : Lansing, MI
32nd Annual Michigan Home Education Conference


14-16, 2015 : Nashiville, TN
MTHEA Nashville Curriculum Fair


14-16, 2015 : Springfield, MO
2015 SHEM Convention and Teen Convention


15-16, 2015 : Edison, NJ
25th Annual ENOCH Homeschool Convention