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Court Upholds State—Sponsored “Kidnapping” of Homeschooled Boy
As most people count their blessings and prepare to enjoy Christmas with family, many others face serious struggles. Among these is the Swedish family of Annie and Christer Johansson whose only child, 7—year—old Dominic Johansson, was “kidnapped” by Swedish authorities in June of this year.

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The Detroit News Wants to Regulate Homeschooling


Process for Obtaining Work Permits to Change on January 1


Centralia Sentinel Refuses to Print HSLDA Rebuttal


Washington Times Op—ed—Socialization not a Problem


East Providence Guarantees “Heads Up” for Policy Changes


Criminal Background Checks Part of Draconian Law Proposed for Homeschoolers


Senate Tied up in Health Care Debate


Judge Fines Homeschoolers, No Jail Sentence


Important Vote Signals Victory for Homeschoolers


Washington Times Op—ed—Homeschoolers Thrive at the Bees


Prosecutor to Homeschoolers: No Compromise—You’re Going to Jail!


“We’re Saving the Vaccine for Public School Students”


Waukesha Census Form Issue Resolved


Beloit Demands Homeschoolers “Register”


Calls Needed—House of Reps. to Vote on Health Care


H1N1 Flu Resources


Washington Times Op—ed—Lawyer Inspired Peers to Fight On


HSLDA Helps New Homeschoolers Avoid Truancy Charge


HSLDA, Las Vegas Police Help Homeschool Grad Qualify for Employment


School District Seeks to be “Partners” with Homeschoolers


Family Challenged in McMinn County


State Inspects Homeschools by Mail


Controversy over “Attendance” at Church Schools


Attend the Fourth Annual CAP Training Day December 8


KSFY TV’s Teacher Certificate Error


Crandon Seeks Phony Enrollment, Power to Call Doctor for Homeschooled Child


New Work Permit Law Effective January 1, 2010


“Hate Crimes” Included in Troop Funding Legislation


Washington Times Op—ed—Take Advantage of Co—op Options


HSLDA Senior Counsel Klicka Finishes His Race, Receives the Crown of Life


Dept. of Education “Subsequent Year Letter” Blooper


School Asks for Curriculum, Parent Education, Hours of Instruction


Bloomfield Demands Social Security Number, Birth Date


Fairfax Asks for Child’s Birth Date


Continued Opposition to Homeschooling in California


Survey Subcommittee Meeting “Staged” to Support More Regulation


Please Pray for Chris Klicka, Family


Fort Dodge Demands Hearing to Homeschool Special Needs Children


Senate Finance Committee Begins Mark—Up—Calls Needed


Washington Times Op—ed—Programs Suit Needs of Students


Superintendent Rejects Notices of Intent


Sweden—the Next Germany for Homeschoolers?


Change in Certificate of Enrollment Form


Homeschooler Denied Learner’s Permit Documentation


Controversy Over Meaning of “Local”


District Sends Illegal Forms


Health Care Debate Continues


District Demands Illegal Forms


Housing Authority Denies Homeschooling


New 2010 Law: Work Permits for Teens


‘Calling HSLDA? We’ll Call the Police.’


Truancy Threatened for Refusal to Disclose Grade Level


Official Backs off Homeschooled Denial


Washington Times Op—ed—Outstanding Results on National Tests


Students Sought for German—American ePal Program


Homeschoolers Beat National Average on ACT


Response to the Washington Post: Homeschoolers Say No to Mandatory State Testing


Los Angeles Daytime Curfew Citation Dismissed


El Hogar Educador Conference a Great Success


University Cancels Homeschooler’s Acceptance


Volusia County Superintendent Threatens to Terminate Homeschool


At First, Family Denied Health Insurance Coverage


Family Resists Intrusive Request for Personal Information


Congress Goes on August Recess without Voting on Health Care Reform


Homeschooling: Some Tips to Help You Get Started


New Study Confirms Homeschool Academic Achievement


Coral Ridge Hour Features Home Education


German Homeschoolers Seek Asylum in America—Video Translation


Signatures Needed to Oppose Restrictive Homeschool Legislation


Calls Needed to Congress About National Healthcare Bill


Why Government Should Stay out of Early Education


Washington Times Op—ed—Multiplying Time Spent with Kids


CEDAW and Homeschooling Families


Official Plans to Scrutinize Homeschools


SAT of 900, ACT of 19, Set for Scholarship Eligibility


Mom’s Listing on Abuse Registry ‘A Mistake’


English Home Education: Already In Proper Balance


Religious Freedom Bill Becomes Law


Disability Benefits Restored


Mike Farris to Speak at World Congress of Families


Washington Times Op—ed—Homeschooling: Under Pressure all over Europe


Tax Credit Bill Stalls


Change in Approved List of Standardized Tests


Homeschool Bill Fails


2009 Legislative Wrap—Up


UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom in Britain


USA Today Gets Homeschool Story Wrong


School District Attempts to Require More than Law Allows


Lawmakers Urge Germany to Let Parents Homeschool


‘One Bruise Too Many’ Says Pediatrician


Washington Times Op—ed—Patrick Henry College Continues to Excel


Family Threatened with Truancy Charge over Unnecessary Forms


Diploma Bill Enacted


School Districts Require Families to Fill out Unnecessary Forms


College Battle Won Without a Fight


Compulsory Attendance Age Increased


School Attempts to Send Truant Officer to Family’s Home


Washington Times Op—ed—Choice Sought in Driver Training


Parental Rights Amendment to Protect Gun Owners’ Rights


Is Congress Moving Toward Nationalized Standards?


Social Worker gets Involved after Emergency Room Visit


Law Expands Homeschoolers Access to Public School Services


Homeschoolers Included In Student Honors Program


2009 Legislative Summary


Homeschool Bill Introduced


Legislature Improves Homeschool Law


Bad Homeschool Bill Defeated


Social Worker Attempts To Monitor Homeschooling


Victory for Homeschool Freedom Bill


Legislature Closes: The Good Die with the Bad


Homeschoolers Flood Capitol, ‘Change Law’ with Voice Vote!


The Washington Times—Military Policy Allows Enlistment


HSLDA Wins Hearing Defending Family’s Right to Homeschool


Georgia to Germany: Let Parents Homeschool!


Washington Times Op—ed—Withdrawing Kid During Term OK


School District Drops Truancy Charges to Avoid Jury Trial


Volunteer Service Legislation and Homeschool Freedom


HSLDA Helps Homeschooler Obtain State ID Cards


Homeschoolers Win By—Right Admission to State Colleges


When School Districts Get it Wrong


Montgomery County Imposes New 80–20 Rule?


Scholarship Held Up


Forms Request More Than Required


Quarterly Report Challenged


HSLDA Hosts CAP on the Hill Lobby Day


Official Questions Homeschooler During Portfolio Review


District Claims It Can ‘Take Better Care’ of Kids at School


Ogden Confirmed as U.S. Deputy Attorney General


Washington Times Op—ed—Homeschooling: Zero to Five Plan Doesn’t Add Up


Full U.S. Senate to Vote on Ogden Nomination—Calls Needed


Mission to Persecuted Christian Homeschoolers in Germany


Official Demands 8th—Grader Submit Complete High School Plan


Committee Votes for Yet Another Study on Homeschooling


Governor to Homeschoolers: ‘I’m proud of you!’


Tight Budgets Translate into Better Laws for Homeschoolers


Homeschooler Among Top Contestants on TV Show


Homeschool Discrimination Fixed in Byrd Scholarship


New Option for Home Instruction


Compulsory Attendance Age Bill Defeated


Compulsory Attendance Age Adjusted


New Satellite School Memorandum Available for HSLDA Members


Principal Sends Truancy Notices to Newly Enrolled Homeschool Student


School District Creates False Evaluation Deadline


School District Resists Parents’ Efforts to Help Special Needs Son


New Homeschool Family Required to Fill out Homeschool Form


Homeschool Group Told to Follow Day Care Regulations


School Threatens to List Homeschooler as a High School Dropout


Families Told to Fill out Forms or Face Truancy Charges


Homeschoolers Get Blamed, Again


Homeschool Scholarship Bill Gets Another Unanimous Vote


Washington Times Op—ed—Homeschooling: It’s the Teacher, not the School


School District Cancels Special Ed Meeting After Hearing from HSLDA


School District Refuses to Withdraw Student


Random Portfolio Reviews Averted


Record—Breaking Crowd Sends Message to Legislators


Commission Announces Major Changes to Child Product Safety Rules


Justice Candidate a Threat to Parental Rights


Federal Regulators Delay Testing of Children’s Products


Washington Times Op—ed—Homeschooling Popularity Grows


Florida’s CHESS Homeschool Organization Hosts Contest to Benefit Elimu Nyumbani


Board of Regents Changes Joint Enrollment Policy


Grain Valley Daytime Curfew Adopted


Daughter Spared Repeat Physical Exam


Committee Urges Schools to “Recruit” Homeschoolers to Fix Budget


Family Decides Price of Charter School’s Free Education Is Too High


Social Worker Threatens Truancy Charges


Homeschoolers Denied Access to Joint Enrollment Program


School District Seeks Work Samples from Homeschoolers


Homeschool Family Faces Fabricated Allegations


Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008


Family Accused of Sending Kids to Bed Too Early


Hearing Canceled After School District Received Letter from HSLDA


Washington Times Op—ed—U.N. Treaty Might Weaken Families


Appeals Court Orders New Trial for Homeschoolers Sentenced to Prison


Homeschoolers Targeted for Virtual Charter Schools


HOMESCHOOLING GROWS RAPIDLY