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   December 


Washington Times Op—ed—Widows Fund Aids Those in Need


The Cost of ‘Free’ Materials


Diplomas for Daycare


College: ‘Your Diploma was Printed and Signed by Your Parents’


Florida Marriage Protection Amendment Certified for 2008 Ballot


‘Civics’ in, Government and History out


Nine—Year—Old’s Bike Crash Leads to Social Worker Investigation


School District Badgers Family that Moved


Washington Times Op—ed—Extracurricular Activities on Rise

   November 


Social Worker Will Not Reveal Mystery Allegations


Home School Freedom Advances in the 2007 Legislative Season


School Unlawfully Requests Immunization Records


Compulsory Attendance Bill—Senate Bill 18—Passes


Family Successfully Stands on Fourth Amendment Right


Social Worker Ignores Federal Law


Employer Questions Homeschool Diploma


Superintendent Terminates Home Education Program Without Authority


More Families Told To Enroll


Homeschool Program Not Approved


Demand For GED Rebuffed


CPS Tries to Review Homeschool Records


Washington Times Op—ed—Instilling Basics Teaches Leadership


Germany: Officials Want to Sell Family's Possessions to Pay Homeschooling Fine


Home Study Office Adds to Law


School Districts Attempt To Impose Unauthorized Testing


DNPE Seeks Meeting With Homeschool Families


Registration Of Homeschool Students Sought


Homeschoolers Harassed By School District

   October 


State Turns Its Back on Traditional Families


HSLDA Responds to Columnist’s ‘Alarm’ Concerning Homeschooling


New Director Named for Generation Joshua


Homeschooler Told by Police ‘You Have No Rights’


Erroneous Ohio County ‘Supplemental Curriculum’ Request Withdrawn


Certified Teacher Not Good Enough to Homeschool


PSAT Homeschool Codes


Judge Rules Social Worker Fear Tactics Unconstitutional


Waukee Corrects Letter


Washington Times Op—ed—Parents Vital to Driver Education


New PSAT Law Gets Tested


Department of Education Finally Corrects Website


School District Acknowledges Request not Necessary to Homeschool


Somerset County Will Stop Seeking Unauthorized Curriculum Information


Don’t Trade Freedom for Government Assistance


Curfew in Colerain Reportedly ‘Passed without Opposition’


Washington Times Op—ed—Success Proving Critics Wrong

   September 


Homeschooler Finally Receives Speech Therapy


After Social Worker Closes Case, Family ‘Spreads the Word!’


Family 'Required' to Use Inaccurate Notification Form


School District Demands Homeschoolers to Fill Out Unlawful Forms


Homeschooler Told She’s Learning Too Fast


Persistent Social Worker Refuses to Leave Homeschool Family Alone


School District Sends Social Worker to Collect Evaluation


Baltimore County Offers Freebies In Exchange for Freedom


German Prosecutor Wants Homeschooling Parents in Jail


German Authorities Threaten to Deport Homeschooling Missionaries


New Homeschool Student Drivers Face Extra Red Tape


Christiansburg Retracts Probation Demand


School District Threatens to Destroy Portfolios


2007 Legislative Wrap—Up


Bills Affecting Homeschoolers Fail


Virtual Charter School Enrollment


Compulsory Attendance Age Bill Fails


Bills Fail in Legislature


State Superintendent Amends Reporting Memorandum


Trouble in Cumberland County


Washington Times Op—ed—Education Extends to 12th Grade


Family ‘Well—Prepared Because of HSLDA’


HSLDA Co—hosts Joint Briefing on NCLB in Washington, D.C.


When Bureaucrats Hate to Give Up Control


Registration is Not Required as Some School Districts Assert


Prosecutor Persuaded to Dismiss Truancy Case

   August 


Legislature Passes Homeschool Resolution


Seminary Drops GED Demand


Ames Apologizes for Giving Family’s Address to Mail Order Merchant


New Homeschool Bill has Far—Reaching Effects


Washington Times Op—ed—Honoring Moore’s Achievements


Wood County Corrects Error


Washington County Refuses to Stop Misleading Families


Virginia—Official Tries to Shorten Due Date for Notice of Intent


Homeschool Graduate Fights to be a Firefighter


Michigan: School District Mistakenly Threatens Truancy


Vengeful Tipster Turns Family in for Allegedly Depriving Children


Michigan School District Harasses Family Over Survey


Homeschool Family Faces ‘Never—Ending’ Investigation


Truancy Charges Against Family Dismissed


Case of Poison Oak Gets Exaggerated by Tipster


‘Approval’ Dropped from Form


Homeschoolers Lobby Congress as Part of Congressional Action Program


Epilogue for Washington Borough Daytime Curfew

   July 


Once Again Homeschoolers Score High on the ACT Exam


Washington Times Op—ed—High—Scoring Enlisted Given Top Tier


‘Marriage’ Definition Withheld from Citizens


Chesapeake Retracts Another Remediation


Legislative Wrap—Up—Positive Developments


Legislative Wrap—Up—Traditional Marriage Survives


St. Louis Daytime Curfew Proposal in Limbo


Chesapeake Retracts Remediation Demand


Legislative Wrap—Up—Freedoms Preserved


Homeschool Dad Wins State Senate Seat


Company Refuses to Pay Doctor’s Bill for Homeschooler


Homeschool Grad Hired as EMT after Brief Struggle


Attempts to Manipulate Driver License Laws Fail


Washington Times Op—ed—Supreme Court Levels Playing Field


Rep. Colloton Misfires on Citizenship Training


Prosecutor Wants Homeschool Family to Register Every Year


Ill Child’s Medical Privacy Protected by Timely Legal Advice


Fredericksburg Letter May Encourage Groundless Reports


Good News in the Military: Homeschoolers Returned to Tier 1 for Recruiting

   June 


HSLDA Attorney Receives Captain John Smith Quadricentennial Award


Day at the Capitol Celebrates Expanded Freedom


Legislative Wrap—up—New Homeschool Guidelines Thwarted


Legislative Victory—Homeschool Freedoms Preserved


Annual Assessment Woes


Homeschool Discrimination Averted at Art Festival


Two Districts Demand Records


Daytime Curfew Complaint Dismissed


Legislative Wrap—up—Special Education Bill Nearly Passes


Legislative Wrap—up—Several Attacks on Liberty Thwarted


Playing In Trunk Ignites Investigation


Good Homeschool Bill Introduced


Dangerous Anti—Lobbying Bill Amended


Washington Times Op—ed—Contest Winners Prove the Point


State Compels Unauthorized Reporting


Public School Official Labels Homeschool Illegal


Superintendent tries to Set Family’s School Year


Victory for Homeschool Freedom Bill


Public School Threatens Homeschool Family with Court Action


Wheaton School District ‘Checks Up’ on Homeschool Family


Homeschool Family Receives Several Calls a Day from Authorities


Attendance Officer Wants to ‘Approve’ Family’s Curriculum


Social Worker Tries to Investigate Children’s English Skills


Fruitvale Public Schools Tries to Oversee Homeschool


Family Threatened With Being Turned Over to State’s Attorney


Several Counties Illegally Requiring Evaluation Deadline


Victory Protects Grassroots Lobbying from Federal Control

   May 


Washington Times Op—ed—Patrick Henry Caps Very Good Year


Power to Make New Homeschool Regulations Abolished


Administrative Rulings Support Right to Homeschool


German Appeals Court Returns Custody of Homeschooled Girl to Parents


Air Force Looking for Homeschool Graduates


Washington Times Op—ed—Let’s Smarten up on Teen Rebellion


Bill Would Increase Reporting Requirements


Bill Would Lower Compulsory Attendance Age


CAPTA Legislation Enacted


Definition of ‘Home School’ Changes


Bill Would Raise Compulsory Attendance Age


Legislation for Participation in Public School Activities


Sullivan County Attempts to Require Gateway Exams

   April 


Schools Demand Approval of Year—End Test


Report to CPS Threatened (After Family Moves)


Grandparent Visitation Bill Defeated—For Now


Families Forced To Register


Attempt to Raise School Age Fails


Colorado: Homeschoolers Benefit From Averted Snowstorm


German Homeschooled Teen Reunited with Family


Victory for Religious Freedom in Virginia


Washington Times Op—ed—Marine Acceptance is Breakthrough


South Dakota—Legislative Wrap Up


Missouri Virtual Instruction Program: Ticket to Mediocrity


Finishing First Full Year under Expanded Assessment Options


Nelson Plan Turns Homeschools into Public Schools

   March 


Governor Issues Homeschool Proclamation


Veterans Affairs: Another Victory for Homeschooling


Washington Times Op—ed—Transforming Educational Culture


Brookdale Community College Opens to Homeschoolers


U.S. Marine Corps Opens Doors Wide for Homeschool Graduates


Homeschool Freedom Bill is Introduced


Social Worker Tries to Hide Reason for Investigation


Truancy Case Against New Homeschool Family Dismissed


HSLDA Restarts Congressional Action Program


School District Files Truancy Charges against Out—of—District Homeschooler


HSLDA Fights Discrimination Against Homeschooling Mom


Victory for New York Homeschooling Family!


Compulsory Attendance Risk Gets Bigger


Homeschool Testing Bill Defeated


Homeschoolers Get Legislative Victory


Bill Would Raise Compulsory Attendance Age


Grand Forks Challenges Home Education Supervisors


Family Receives ‘Welcome’ From Social Worker


Homeschoolers Exempted From Compulsory Attendance Age Expansion


Washington Times Op—ed—The Battle Against Fascist Conformity


Social Worker Applauds Family for Standing on Constitutional Rights!

   February 


Washington Times Op—ed—Foundation Teaches Lesson of Caring


Homeschooler Visited by Truant Officer Demanding to See Curriculum


Burnet School District Requires Homeschoolers to Fill Out Unnecessary Form


School Board Wrongfully Rejects Homeschooler’s Notification


Anonymous Tipster Turns in Homeschoolers


School District Creates False Deadline for Homeschooler


Superintendent Demands Homeschoolers Register


School District Demands Interview and Curriculum Approval


State Website Erroneously Interprets Homeschool Statute


National Publication tells Doctors: ‘Monitor Socialization in Homeschool Patients’


Jamestown Reverses Policy on AP Test


District Demands More Information


Family Told They Must Enroll Children in School


Family Stands Firm in Face of Social Worker’s Threats


Listening Only to Christian Music Considered Child Abuse?


Home School Foundation—Homeschoolers Helping Homeschoolers


Data Show Virtual Students Underperforming at Every Grade Level


Bogus Homeschool Complaints may Jump after Misleading Article

   January 


Another Daytime Curfew Considered


Homeschooling in Lithuania


French Victory: HSLDA Helps Defeat 'Draconian' Legislation


State Official Asks: ‘Are You Capable of Teaching Your Kids Trigonometry?’


School Demands Proof of Parent ‘Competence’


Washington Times Op—ed—Fourth Amendment a Learning Tool


Victory for Grassroots Lobbying——Bennett Amendment Passes Senate


Warwick Policy Improves Greatly with Homeschool Family Input


State High Court Protects Parents Against In—law Intrusion


Illinois School Case Worker Officer Visits Family


SAT/ACT Power Prep CD Special Offer Continues


Urgent Calls Needed to Protect Grassroots Lobbying from Federal Control


Deadline Dilemma: Tennessee Superintendent Gets It Wrong


West Warwick Retreats from Time—on—Subject Demand


False Allegation of ‘Emaciation’ Rebuffed


School Officials Promise to Destroy Ill—gotten Information


Washington Times Op—ed—Building on Successes in New Year