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District Makes Sweeping Demand for Details
This mom homeschooled for six years without any trouble. But now the school district is slamming the brakes on her homeschool.

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Superintendent Orders Homeschooler Back to 1st Grade


Official Disregards Law, Demands Meeting


New Homeschool Law Put to the Test


HSLDA: Parental Rights Violation Merits Full Trial


Homeschool Mom “Not Guilty”


Public School Wants Homeschool Transcripts


“Admission Form” Required to Begin Homeschooling


Unauthorized Regulation of Private Tutors


School Districts Demanding Standardized Test Scores


School Districts Continue to Demand Portfolio Reviews


Department of Education Revises Homeschool Diploma


School District Excludes Qualified Evaluator


School District Wants “Transportation Registration Form”


Department of Education Creates Unauthorized Diploma


School District Says Child Too Old to Homeschool

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5/3/2016State Proposes Changes to Immunization Requirements
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WATCH House Resolution 63: Convention of States
9/2/2015

WATCH House Bill 489: Repeals Prohibition Against Same-Sex Marriages
2/25/2015

WATCH House Bill 558: Mandates Diabetes Testing for Homeschool Children
1/26/2016

WATCH House Bill 754: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 8 to 6
3/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 832: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 8 to 6
4/6/2015

WATCH House Bill 883: Restricts Immunization Exemptions
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 893: Excuse from Jury Duty for Some Parents
4/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 1156: Changes Definition of “Compulsory School Age”
5/12/2015

WATCH House Bill 1512: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
9/2/2015

WATCH House Bill 1907: Procedure for Responding to Truancy
3/30/2016

WATCH House Bill 2032: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 18
5/9/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 359: Revises Truancy Procedure
6/29/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 696: Prohibits a Parent From Using a Strong Moral or Ethical Conviction as an Exemption from Immunizations
4/15/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 829: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 8 to 5
5/20/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 959: Health, Safety, and Physical Education
7/24/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 975: Homeschool Access to Public School Courses
8/25/2015

OPEN The Pennsylvania Legislature is in Session
1/5/2016

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The Pennsylvania Religious Freedom Case
Several families have contested Pennsylvania’s homeschooling regulations under the Religious Freedom Protection Act.

The Ferris Case
Parents temporarily lose custody of newborn because they want to direct medical care.

Commonwealth v. Mrs. R
Certified teacher subject to prosecution for home schooling

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