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State Board Says Homeschool Diploma Insufficient
HSLDA successfully challenged a policy of the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology that unfairly discriminated against homeschool graduates.

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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


Where’s the Evidence Concerning Unschooling?


Threatening Legislation Dead

 HSLDA Alerts & Information (MS)
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2/19/2015Help Defeat the Worst Child Visitation Bill Ever
2/5/2015Calls Needed to Defeat Tim Tebow Bill
3/28/2014Mississippi: Calls Urgently Needed to Pass Religious Freedom Bill
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INACTIVE House Bill 21: Grants Visitation to Grandparents Under Certain Conditions
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 48: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 130: Creates Exemptions to Vaccinations of School Children
2/13/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 138: Entitles Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities at Public School
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 158: Visitation Rights of Great-Grandparents
1/16/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 197: Creates the Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 313: Creates "Vision 2020: An Educational Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty"
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 361: Voluntary Prekindergarten Program
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 385: Restrictions on State Contracts with Entities Associated with the Common Core Standards
2/6/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 431: Creates the “Mississippi Promise Scholarship Program”
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 510: Removes Common Core State Standards from Mississippi’s Standards
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 571: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 579: Exempts High School Graduates from Compulsory Attendance
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 631: Creates “Kindergarten Increases Diplomas (KIDs) Act”
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 632: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/10/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 664: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 707: Visitation Rights of Great-Grandparents
1/28/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 814: State Funding for Special Education Students
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 816: Creates “Low-Income Student Scholarship Tax Credit Act”
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 956: Requires Adoption of Standards to Replace the Common Core Standards
2/9/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 1117: Stops Further Implementation of Common Core Standards
2/9/2015

WATCH House Bill 1606: “Freedom Scholarship Tax Credit Act”
2/25/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2018: Authorizes the Youth Court to Remove At-Risk Children from Potentially Harmful Environments
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2023: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2030: Replaces Assessments Associated with the Common Core State Standards with the ACT
2/9/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2047: Makes it a Crime for Anyone to Make a False Report of Child Abuse or Neglect
1/14/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2072: Parental Rights Act
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2073: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2077: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 19
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2080: Amends the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program
2/9/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2090: Third-Party Visitation Bill
1/14/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2249: Removes References to Common Core State Standards
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2329: Tim Tebow Act
2/13/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2344: Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in School Buildings
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2346: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2349: Stops Use of Tests Associated with the Common Core
1/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2580: Early Learning Collaborative Program for Prekindergarten Children
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2690: Stops Implementation of Common Core State Standards
2/9/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2695: Government Funding of Nonpublic Education for Students with an IEP
1/28/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2702: Application of Foreign Law
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2735: Requires Five-Year-Old Children to Attend “Licensed” Kindergarten
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2771: Creates the “Mississippi Education Saving Scholarship Accounts Program”
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2772: Business Tax Credit for Contributions to Qualified Educational Organizations
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2773: Allows Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
2/9/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2789: Creates the “Tax Credit Scholarship Act”
2/27/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2800: Creates an Exemption to Vaccinations
2/9/2015

OPEN The Mississippi Legislature is in Session
1/6/2015

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

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