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Mississippi actually considered forcing kids to carry an official ID at all times, and slapping them with fines and community service if they forgot.

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Attendance Officer Demands Receipts for Curriculum Purchase


State Board Says Homeschool Diploma Insufficient


Legislature Reverses Favorable Law Change


Religious Freedom Bill Passes—With Drama


Attorney General Dismisses Case against Homeschooler


Record Number of Legislative Bills Tracked


Parents’ Homeschool Rights Affirmed


DeSoto County Adds Unauthorized Form For Homeschoolers


Most Threatening Homeschool Bill in the Nation


Life Sentence For Spanking?


27 Bills Tracked During 2011 Legislative Session


Judge’s Order Seeking Homeschooler Identities Overruled


State Supreme Court Stays Proceedings


HSLDA Opposing Mississippi Court Order


Mississippi Moves to Protect Children

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WATCH House Bill 35: Raises Compulsory School Age from 17 to 18
2/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 38: Mandates Attendance Officer Visits and Parental Consultations After School Absences
2/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 39: Requires a GED Test for All 11th Grade Students
2/11/2018

INACTIVE House Concurrent Resolution 49: Parental Rights Amendment to the Mississippi Constitution
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 56: Authorizes Homeschooled Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/10/2016

WATCH House Bill 172: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/11/2016

WATCH House Bill 195: Repeals and Prevents Common Core Implementation
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 246: Repeals and Prevents Common Core Implementation
2/17/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 361: Creates a Tax Deduction for Homeschoolers
3/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 590: Establishes Penalties for False Abuse and Neglect Reports
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 630: Requires Everyone Over the Age of 12 to Carry a Photo ID at All Times
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 772: Allows Court-Appointed Attorney for Indigent Parents in Parental Rights Termination Proceedings
2/17/2016

WATCH House Bill 791: Establishes Penalties for False Abuse and Neglect Allegations
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 985: Applies a Strict Security Standard of Review to Parental Rights Cases
2/22/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 996: Prohibits the State Board of Education from Applying for Federal Funding, Education Programs, or Waivers.
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1012: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/22/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1018: Qualifies Homeschool Services for Funding on the Same Basis as Public/Private School Students for Special Ed Services
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1029: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 1031: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5.
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1060: Authorizes Homeschool Students to Participate in Interscholastic Extracurricular Activities
2/22/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1063: Requires Certain ACT Scores for Students Leaving School Before 18 Years Old
2/24/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1067: Prohibits the State Board of Education from Applying for Federal Education Funding, Programs, or Waivers.
2/24/2016

INACTIVE House Bill 1092: Creates Mississippi Universal Pre-K Program
2/24/2016

WATCH House Bill 1006: Prohibits Common Core State Standards Implementation
2/22/2016

WATCH House Bill 668: Allows Court-Appointed Attorney for Indigent Parents in Parental Rights Termination Proceedings
2/17/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2013: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age to 5
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2019: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2041: Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in School Buildings
2/1/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2109: Provides Penalties for False Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect
2/8/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2301: Mandates Prekindergarten Programs for Five Year-olds
2/17/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2303: Requires State-Approved Driver's Education Courses for 16 Year-olds Pursuing a Driver's License
2/17/2016

WATCH Senate Bill 2410: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/17/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2523: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2547: Allows Parents to Opt Out of Common Core Curricula and Data Measures
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2701: Replaces the Common Core Standards in Mississippi
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2764: Allows Court-Appointed Attorneys for Indigent Parents
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2775: Applies a Strict Scrutiny Standard to Parental Rights Cases
2/24/2016

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2825: Reduces Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5.
2/24/2016

OPEN The Mississippi Legislature is in Session
1/29/2016

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs v. C Family
Benefits withheld because of homeschooling

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