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Adopted Kids Win Equal Treatment
Parents of an adopted child with special needs were dismayed to hear that their state assistance would end early—just because they homeschooled. HSLDA President J. Michael Smith helped get the policy changed.

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Your Voices Bring Improvements for College-Bound Homeschoolers


Homeschool Graduate Denied Admission to Tech School


Homeschool Law Changed


Homeschoolers Included in Dual Credit Courses


Attorney General Agrees With HSLDA


Social Worker Wants to Assess Mom’s Teaching


HOPE Scholarship Eligibility Improves


School District Operating Under Old Law


Homeschool Law Significantly Improved


School District’s Outreach to Homeschoolers—A Trojan Horse


Former HSLDA Intern Helps Solve Georgia Truancy Case


Legislature Improves Homeschool Law


Homeschooling, Technology, and a Threatened Arrest Warrant—HSLDA to the Rescue


HSLDA Involvement Produces Quick Results


School Social Worker Harasses Family

 HSLDA Alerts & Information (GA)
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3/15/2016 Action Requested—Improve Homeschool Eligibility for College Scholarships
2/12/2016Action Requested--Improve Homeschool Eligibility for College Scholarships
8/13/2015Declaration of Intent Deadline
8/11/2015September 1 Declaration of Intent DeadlineReminder
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WATCH House Bill 39: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5 and Raises it from 16 to 17
1/14/2015

WATCH House Bill 139: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5; Raises it from 16 to 17
2/2/2015

WATCH House Bill 218: Religious Freedom Bill
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 229: Expands Who May Seek Child Visitation
3/4/2016

WATCH House Bill 243: “Education Savings Account Act”
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 366: Homeschool Parent-Issued Employment Certificates
11/18/2015

WATCH House Bill 440: Creates “Business and Education Succeeding Together (BEST) Act”
2/25/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 502: Changes Information Required in Homeschool Declaration of Intent
5/7/2015

WATCH House Bill 798: Changes Eligibility Requirements for Zell Miller Scholarship
2/2/2016

WATCH House Bill 861: Creates an Income Tax Credit for Homeschool Families
2/5/2016

WATCH House Bill 1013: Allows Homeschool Students with an IEP to qualify for the GA Special needs Scholarship Program
2/24/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 3: Allows Parents to Appoint Temporary Guardians for Their Children
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 56: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 17
1/29/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 60: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 16 to 17½
2/2/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 92: “Education Savings Account Act”
2/11/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 129: “Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act”
2/25/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 132: Dual Credit Courses for Homeschoolers
3/12/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 166: Increases Fine for Truancy from $100 to $500
2/25/2015

OPEN The Georgia Legislature is in Session
1/12/2015

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