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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

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3/28/2014Mississippi: Calls Urgently Needed to Pass Religious Freedom Bill
1/30/2014Mississippi: Calls Needed to Support Anti-Common Core Bills
1/28/2014Mississippi: Calls Needed to Oppose Compulsory Attendance Age Bills
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WATCH House Resolution 4: Designates May 12-16 as Home Education Week
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 21: Grants Visitation to Grandparents Under Certain Conditions
1/13/2015

INACTIVE House Concurrent Resolution 25: Recognizes Parental Rights as Fundamental
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Resolution 45: Recognizes Parental Rights are Fundamental
5/14/2014

WATCH House Bill 48: Lowers the Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/13/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 75: Makes Minor Changes to Compulsory Attendance Law
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 82: Creates Tax Deduction for Homeschool Expenses
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 130: Creates Exemptions to Vaccinations of School Children
1/13/2015

WATCH House Bill 138: Entitles Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities at Public School
1/13/2015

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

WATCH House Bill 197: Creates the Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development
1/16/2015

WATCH House Bill 210: Creates the Mississippi Foundation for Early Childhood Development
1/15/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 234: Creates “Vision 2020: An Educational Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 258: Authorizes Homeschool Students to Participate in Extracurricular Activities
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 282: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 18
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 313: Creates "Vision 2020: An Educational Blueprint for Two Thousand Twenty"
1/16/2015

WATCH House Bill 361: Voluntary Prekindergarten Program
1/16/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 465: Amends Compulsory School Attendance Law to Permit Early Graduation
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 480: Creates Safe2Tell Program
7/11/2014

WATCH House Bill 632: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/26/2015

INACTIVE House Bill 723: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 765: Creates the Individualized Education Fund Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 826: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1061: Applies “Best Interest of the Child” Standard in Grandparent Visitation Cases
7/11/2014

INACTIVE House Bill 1134: Lowers the Compulsory School Attendance Age From 6 to 5
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 240: Permits Homeschool Students to Participate in Public School Athletics
2/7/2013

INACTIVE Senate Concurrent Resolution 523: Requests the U.S. Congress to Propose a Parental Rights Amendment
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2018: Authorizes the Youth Court to Remove At-Risk Children from Potentially Harmful Environments
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2023: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
1/14/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2027: Requires Civics Education for High School Students
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2030: Replaces Assessments Associated with the Common Core State Standards with the ACT
1/14/2015

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

WATCH Senate Bill 2072: Parental Rights Act
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2073: Lowers Compulsory Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2077: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age from 17 to 19
1/14/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2080: Amends the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program
1/14/2015

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

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2161: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age From 17 to 19
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2169: Creates Community-Based Placement for At-risk Children Pilot Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2199: Parental Rights Act
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2249: Removes References to Common Core State Standards
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2267: Creates a “Motivating Parents and Children” Pilot Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2280: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Private School and Homeschool Expenditures
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2325: Creates the Individualized Education Fund Program
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2329: Tim Tebow Act
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2344: Requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors in School Buildings
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2346: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2348: Raises Compulsory School Attendance Age to 19
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2349: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age to 5
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2349: Stops Use of Tests Associated with the Common Core
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2352: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2406: Makes Changes to the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2457: Driver Education Course Required to get an Intermediate Driver’s License
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2489: Would Require Public Schools to use the ACT Instead of the SATP or PARCC Tests
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2515: Creates the “Homeschool Students Equal Access Act”
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2526: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core Standards Without a Comprehensive Evaluation of the Standards
7/11/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2580: Early Learning Collaborative Program for Prekindergarten Children
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2632: Prohibits Implementation of the Common Core Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2639: Creates the Mississippi Education Savings Scholarship Accounts Program
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2660: Prohibits Applying Foreign Law to Violate Constitutional Rights
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2681: Creates the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act
4/4/2014

WATCH Senate Bill 2690: Stops Implementation of Common Core State Standards
1/26/2015

WATCH Senate Bill 2735: Requires Five-Year-Old Children to Attend “Licensed” Kindergarten
1/26/2015

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2736: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2737: Prohibits Implementing the Common Core State Standards
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2749: Creates Income Tax Deduction for Private School and Homeschool Expenditures
7/11/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2815: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
1/28/2014

INACTIVE Senate Bill 2842: Lowers Compulsory School Attendance Age from 6 to 5
7/11/2014

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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