HSLDA News

A complete list of HSLDA news documents are listed below. For more information contact HSLDA Media Relations at (540) 338-8663 or media@hslda.org.


Teacher Tax Deduction Not for Home Schoolers

Montana Governor Applauds the Work of Home Educators

Home Schooler Wins International Diplomacy Essay Contest

House to Vote on Permanent Ban of Marriage Tax Penalty

Home Schoolers Among <I>Wild Kingdom</I> Contest Winners

Anti-Home School Legislator Defeated

Home Schooling Has Come a Long Way

Don't Link Home School With Abuse

Watching the History Channel Equals Child Abuse?

Florida School Districts Hassle Home Schoolers

Lessons From Home

Michigan Home Schoolers Investigated Based on Anonymous Tip

Reminder: Essay Contest Ends May 31

Home Schooling Pioneer Paul Lindstrom Dies At Age 62

Home Schoolers Find Intact Dinosaur Skeleton

New York District: Our Test or Else

Following the Law Makes Life "Difficult" for NJ School District

National 'Bees' Buzz With Home Schoolers

Home Schooler Wins National Geography Bee

Home Schooling Works With Math Too!

Home School Team Wins National High School Mock Trial Championship

South Carolina Diploma Bill Dies

Home Schooler to Compete in National Junior Miss Pageant

Phantom Caller Returns

Congressmen Introduce National Standardized Driver's License Bill

Students Meet for Argument

Florida Revives Government Nanny Bill

Nevada May Remove School of Tomorrow Curriculum From State Approved List

The Boundaries of Parental Authority

Home Schooled Mock Trial Team Makes It To National Competition

Superintendent Complies With Law "Under Duress"

HSLDA Continues to Fight Mandatory Preschool in DC

Arrested Home Schooling Mom Vindicated

Home Schoolers Flood the New York State Capitol

Virginia DMV Discrimination Ends

Ohio Superintendent Requires School Enrollment

HSLDA Prayer Request

Fox News: First Wave of Homeschoolers Comes of Age

HSLDA Fights for the Rights of Home Schoolers in College

Pennsylvania Drops Charges Against Mom

Vermont Upholds Denial of Home Schooling

Czech Republic Home Schoolers Thankful for U.S. Support

Texas Court Issues Summons for Withdrawing Child

Campaign Finance Bill Signed by President Bush

NCHE Director Cautions Against Vouchers

Home Schoolers Unite to Defeat State Legislation

Class for Attorneys Identifies Religious Families as Likely Child Abusers

Home School Community Gains Access To Scholastic.Com

Bright Spots: Golf and Home Schooling Go Together For California Family

North Dakota DPI Ignores Federal Testing Exemption

Special Report: Terrorist Attacks Renew National ID Debate

School Censuses Concern Home Educating Families

Home Schooling Unfairly Linked To Abuse Story

CNS News Details Connecticut Home School Struggle

Red Cross Thanks Home Schoolers

Urgent Action Needed to Stop H.R. 2356

Some Legislatures Continue to Strike at Educational and Family Freedom

Announcing HSLDA's John & Abigail Adams Fellowship

HSLDA Prevents Social Worker from Traumatizing Missouri Family

National Center Web Page Introduces New Feature

Vermont Bill Would Eliminate Notification "Bermuda Triangle"

Michigan Article Highlights Home School Freedoms

Tribute to a Home School Pioneer

No Warrant, No Entry in Rhode Island

Campaign Finance Bill Update

Wellston Ohio Schools Continue To Push the Limits of State Law

NCAA Clarifies Policy on Religious Courses

Afghan Children's Fund Update

Home Schoolers Eligible for SEEP Participation

County Official Sends Letter of Apology

Veteran Loses Benefits for Home Schooling Son After Age 18

It's Tax Season Again!

North Carolina Supreme Court to Hear Arguments

Wisconsin Connections Academy: A Trojan Horse

New Hampshire Home Schoolers Help Defeat Dangerous Bill in Committee

Hawaii Elementary School Ignores the Law

Virginia Paper Backs SOL for State College Diploma

South Dakota Keeps Spanking Legal

California District Demands Unauthorized Information

Leading researcher links educational freedom with higher performance

Washington State Law Would Stampede Parents’ Rights

Kentucky's Proposed Regulations Gain Support

Home Is Where The Accountability Is

Once Again, a Pennsylvania District Ignores the Rules

Patrick Henry College Announces Summer Teen Leadership Camps!

Alaska Charter School "Benefits" May Have Strings Attached

Ohio District Backpedals on New Policy

Illinois Family Protected from Prosecution

Colorado District's "Payoff" of Home Schoolers Fails

Nevada District: Oh, You Mean THIS Letter!

Pennsylvania District Adds "Requirements" to Law

Model State Emergency Health Powers Act Raises Concern

Kansas Newspaper Letter Concerns Home Schoolers

Congress Finally Yanks Goals 2000 Spending

Final Education Bill Contains Protections for Home Schoolers

Rhode Island District Demands Quarterly Reports

New York District Threatens Educational Neglect Charge

California Social Worker: "Home Schooling, Spanking Illegal"

Iowa Home Schooling Family Avoids Wrongful "Probation"

Articles Highlights Home Schoolers Success in Higher Education

HSLDA Files Brief in North Carolina Social Worker Case

Public School-Assisted Home Schooling Not Always First Choice

New York School District Responds Late

THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARDS: America's Best Kept Secret

Nine Tennessee Counties Misunderstand Home School Law

Montana County Seeks Unauthorized "Registration"

Vermont Commissioners of Education Listen to Home Schoolers

Medical Benefits Restored to Arizona Home Schooler

West Virginia County Confuses Home School Options

Massachusetts District Jumps the Gun

Truant Officer Hassles Illinois Family

Republic Protects Freedoms of Minority

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Admits Mistakes

Michigan Contact Leads to History Lesson

Missouri's Interpretation of "School Term" Gives More Freedom

Keeping an Eye on Maine Regulatory Changes

Social Worker Takes Issue with the U.S. Constitution

Indiana Districts Seek "Contracts" from Home Schoolers

New Department of Education Secretary Controls Fiscal Leaks

Home Schoolers Make Good Hires

White House Persuades Military Against Regulation of Home Schoolers

Illinois Home Schoolers Investigated for “Children Playing in Yard”

How Far Away from Ohio is Far Enough?

Microsoft Invites Home Schoolers into Its "Office"

Top junior duck stamp winners home schooled

Congressional Committee Declares Home School Provisions Vital to Final Education Bill

Illinois School District Threatens Home School Family

Senate Bill To Allow Educational Savings for Home Schoolers

Georgia County Requires Proof of High School Diplomas

Kansas Prosecutor Stirs Up Trouble Again

Georgia Regents Finally Level College Entrance Playing Field for Home Schoolers

New York District Rejects 35 Home School Plans

HSLDA Helps Resolve Arkansas Educational Neglect Investigation

Rhode Island School District "Explains" Home School Denials

Rhode Island School District Arbitrarily Denies Home Schooling Programs

Home School Foundation Website Launch Features Testimonies and Special Funds

Home Schoolers Encouraged to Participate in National Veterans Awareness Week

New Mexico Social Worker's Investigation Defused

California District Returns "Tardy" Affidavits

Massachusetts Superintendent Backs Down on Home Visits

Arizona Scholarship Tax Credit a Success

West Virginia Retracts Excessive Information Requests

Colorado – Revisiting Sargent School District's "Payoff" Gambit

HSLDA Helps a Member Join Girl Scouts

Bipartisan Congressional Group Urges "Day of Reconciliation"

Home School Legal Defense Foundation Included in Combined Federal Campaign

Social Worker Case Will Affect Family Privacy in Three States

Maryland School District Backs Away from Racial Profile Demand

Widows Curriculum Scholarship Fund is Working

HSLDA Suggests Guidelines to Prevent Social Services Abuse

Home schooling is an effective alternative to the public school system

Key Home School Issues Still Pending in Conference Committee

Home Schoolers Give President Bush Donations for Afghan Children

President George W. Bush Sends Greetings to Home School Leaders

West Virginia Superintendent Acknowledges Mistake

Delaware State Child Care Booklet Requires "Licensing" of Home Schools

Members Helping Members

HSLDA Defends California Members from Illegal Intrusion

Washington School District Forces Home Schoolers to Seek "Approval"

Massachusetts Superintendent Drops Demand for Meetings

Florida School District Corrects Form

HSLDA Argues Equal Access Case in Maryland

As California Settles One Problem, a "Creative" District Introduces Another

Tennessee County Asks for Enrollment Verification

Increase in Calls for Mandatory Preschool

Gallup Poll Shows Growing Acceptance of Home Schooling

Police Threaten Michigan Family with Arrest for Home Schooling

Daytime Curfew Defeated in Ohio

California Single Mother Wins Civil Rights Case

Massachusetts Families Battle School Districts

New York School Districts Increase Pressure

Colorado School District Adopts New Tactic

NAEP vs. an Independent Alternative Test

HSLDA's Response to Questions Regarding Our Participation in Education Bills H.R. 1 and S. 1

Our Lives Have Changed, But God Has Not

San Francisco Withholds Private School Forms

New! Discounts for HSLDA Member Families

Excessive 'Requirements' Imposed in Illinois

'No Phone Number, No Approval,' Says Massachusetts District

HSLDA Combats Misapplications of Florida Law

Pennsylvania District Demands Meeting to "Approve" Home Schooling

Military Enlistment of Home Schoolers Rising

Invasion of a Missouri Family's Home Averted

Virginia County Makes Unlawful Demands on Home Schoolers

Pennsylvania Superintendent Backs Down

Unlawful "Visits" Mandated by Massachusetts School District

New Director of Media Relations Arrives at HSLDA

Home Schoolers Continue to Score Higher on SAT

Home Schooling Allowed Only in "Unusual Circumstances"

Senator Jesse Helms Announces Retirement

HSLDA Welcomes New National Center Director

Pennsylvania Principal Invents New Requirements

Ohio School District Backs Down from Unauthorized Request

Hawaii School Issues Unreasonable Demands

Black Home Schoolers Face Off Against Public School Advocates on National TV

HSLDA Welcomes New Litigation Team Member

The Strange Case of the Candy Bars

Washington Times Columnist Comes Out Against "Home Skooled" T-shirts

Michigan Family Harassed by Social Service Agents

Tennessee Prosecutor Urges Public School Order

U.S. Overseas Military Families Rein In Regulatory Efforts

Georgia to Abandon SAT II Admissions Requirement

NCES Releases National Math Test Results

South Carolina: Dangerous Legislative Threat to Home Schooling Families

NCES Releases Report on Home Schooling

California: HSLDA Represents Mom in Hearing

Virginia: More Problems in the Old Dominion

Delaware: A Problem in the Making?

Education Spending—A Comparison of Three Plans

Colorado: Hostile Investigation Dropped After HSLDA Intervenes

California: HSLDA Defending Family Threatened with Reduction of Services

Ohio: Problems in Lebanon School District

Calls Needed--Prohibit State Assessments Of Home Schoolers

Social Security Inspector General Testifies Before Congress

Education Conference Committee Complete

"Unsatisfactory" Intent Accepted After HSLDA Steps In

Testing Confusion Reigns!

It's That Time of Year Again

Child's Rash Leads to Police Investigation

Some Home Schoolers Excluded from Education Savings Accounts

HSLDA Fights For Privacy Rights

Campaign Finance Reform

Citizen Training 2001

HSLDA Responds to Unauthorized School District Demands

Missouri: HSLDA Defends Family from False Allegations

Massachusetts: Westford Policy Violates State Law

Senate Selection Advances Education Proposal

The NEA Drops Homosexuality Resolution

Charges Dropped Against Home School Family

Congress Stalls on Education Bill

U.S. Department of Education Undergoes Reform

California: Social Worker Lawsuit Settled

Tennessee: HSLDA Steps In to Clear Up Confusion

National School-to-Work Office to Close

HSLDA Welcomes Blackstone Interns

Michigan: Bill Introduced to Raise Compulsory Attendance Age

Government Grab for Young Children

Bush Administration Taps Domenech for Position

The Clinging Tentacles of Public Education

Senate Passes Education Bill-HSLDA Explains Home School Protections

Ohio: "Just a 'Small' Change in Our Form"

Pennsylvania: A Barrage of School District Harassment

Poll Finds Broad Support for Education Tax Credits

Persistent Education Achievement Gap

North Carolina: New Allegations Dredge Up Old Discipline

HSLDA Hosts First Constitutional Law Teen Camp

Maine: HSLDA Stops Department of Education's Public Disclosure of Private Information

Defending the Right to Privacy in the Public and Private Sector - Different Debate for Privacy Advocates

HSLDA's Membership Department Begins Busy Season

Florida: Governor Bush Vetoes Government Nanny Bill

Kentucky: Victory in Truancy Case!

The Jeffords Switch — What Will It Mean?

Congress Passes Family Tax Relief

California: Are Your Children in a "Correct" Program?

Rhode Island: HSLDA Prevents School District from Imposing Unauthorized Testing

Texas: Child Released from Juvenile Detention

HSLDA: At a Conference Near You

H.R. 1 Passes the House

83 Counts of Truancy Put on Hold

Hold that Baby! Have You Taken Your Parenting Class Yet?

House Deals with H.R. 1 Amendments—Should Complete Work Today

H.R. 1 Great for Home Schoolers, Mixed Bag for Public Schools

Heritage Foundation Examines Presidential Directives

School Harasses Home Schooling Family

District Tries to Enforce Illegal Requirements

Heritage Foundation Examines UN Convention Committees

Senate, House Resume Education Debates—An Update from Capitol Hill

Montana Home school student named winner in Boston Globe essay contest

House Education Committee Votes to Protect Home School Freedom—Further Action Pending

Home School SAT Scores for 1999 and 2000

Truant Children? Call the Social Worker!

Chick-fil-A Looking for Home Schooled Workers

Editorial Blasts Social Workers in North Carolina

West Virginia: Governor Signs Two-year Waiver!

Alert Update: Victory Report from Capitol Hill

Farris Attends Summit with House/Senate Leaders

National Home School Leadership Legislative Summit A Success

HSLDA Attends Education Leaders Council (ELC) - Hill Insiders Unsure of H.R. 1 Final Language.

An Isolated Incident . . . or Not?

Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Update

Education Bills Start to Move in Congress

Senate, House Move Closer to Action on Education Bills

Nevada Family Successfully Handles Hostile Investigation

Helping Our Members Resolve Legal and CPS Contacts

Heritage Foundation Gives Senate Ed Bill a Failing Grade; House Bill a B+

New York May Lighten Load on Home Schoolers

Taxpayer Watchdog Group Releases Ratings

April 16-20, 2001: Over 300 Members Contact HSLDA for Assistance

Senate Republicans ready to debate: Democrats holding out for more money

Unfavorable Ruling for Home School Families with Special Education Students

New Study Shows Money Alone Will Not Increase Achievement

Is this the Calm Before the Storm?

Home Schooling Family Receives Unexpected Subpoena

West Virginia Makes a Move Toward Permanent Freedom

HSLDA Examines the American Community Survey

National Report Card Shows No Improvement

Kentucky---Social Worker Says Home Schooling without Certified Teacher Illegal

President Bush Releases Budget

House Majority Leader Takes Stand for Privacy

Wrongly Jailed Mom Cleared by Missouri Court

Will Michigan Force State Testing on Home Schoolers?

Federal Court Protects Parents: Social Workers Blocked by Federal Order

HSLDA Attends Thank You Reception with John Ashcroft

Marriage Tax Penalty Relief Update

National Home School Leadership Summit a Success

HSLDA Visits Office of National Center for Education Statistics

HSLDA Weighs In on Administration's Education Plan

Civil Rights Suit Progresses: HSLDA Files Brief Against Discriminatory County

Respectfully relentless, home schoolers change state laws in New Mexico

Out of Jail, but Still in Court - Kentucky Litigation Continues

Voice of state organization guards home school freedom in Minnesota

Minnesota home schoolers defeat attempts at more regulation

Mississippi Mom Handcuffed for Home Schooling Gets Her Day in Court

HSLDA Asks Cheney about National Testing

Home School Lobbyists Target Freshmen and Military Committee Members

Louisiana Legislature Tries to Shut a Door on Home Schoolers

Crackdown on home schoolers

Warning concerning Waterville system

Home Schoolers Pleased with NC Court of Appeals Arguments

New Mexico home schoolers rally support for eliminating standardized test requirement

West Virginia home schoolers yearning and lobbying to breath free

Maine legislative committee votes unanimously for home school freedom

Mother Goes Free in Maryland

Home schooling under attack in Maine

Home School Legal Defense Association supports relief from unfair marriage penalty tax

Marriage Penalty Relief Press Conference Statement: Caleb Kershner, Manager, Federal Research and Policy and Erin Smith, fiancée

Ohio home schooler saved from criminal trial on unfounded truancy charges

New Jersey appeals court just says no to social worker home invasions

Ashcroft must be confirmed as US Attorney General

Home school mom not going to jail, Circuit Court Judge says

Dual-enrolled home schoolers now able to take college courses for no additional fee

Home school mom hopes for a fair hearing on Monday

Congress approves resolution for National Home Education Week

Home school family files civil rights case against Goochland School Board officials

Home schoolers win first, second, and third at National Spelling Bee

One Size Fits No One: What gets tested is what gets taught

Home Schoolers Take Special Needs Case to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Home schoolers file suit for false arrest

Home schoolers falsely arrested in Richmond County

Curriculum Scholarship Fund for Widows Established at Home School Legal Defense Foundation

Home School Freedom Award Goes to Congressman Hostettler

Marriage Tax Penalty Relief: Statement by Michael Farris, President, Home School Legal Defense Association

Calvert County home schoolers file suit against county commissioners

Farris named to Education Week’s 100 “Faces of a Century” list

Federal judge reinstates case against social worker

Discrimination ended against home schooler with disability

Candidates Bush, Forbes, Bauer, Smith and Buchanan to join national policy leaders at Proclaim Liberty HSLDA’s Conference and Rally at the Capitol, Sept. 23-24

Social workers learn that U.S. Constitution applies to child abuse investigations

House protects religious liberty—at least when money is at stake

Californians repeat as national home school debate champions

Supreme Court Upholds Constitution’s Original Intent.

HSLDA Website Named CNS “Site of the Week”

Home schooler is the 1999 National Geography Bee Champion

Home school academic advantage increases over time

Mike Farris to Join North Dakotans in Celebrating 10 Years of Legal Home Schooling

Judge strikes down unconstitutional Monrovia daytime curfew

“Clinton’s new child abuse program won’t work,” says experienced family rights advocate

Home schooling parents win seven-year court battle

Home schooling families can be thankful for gains made in the 105th Congress

Lynn home school parents challenge required home visits

ACT scores show home schoolers ready for college

House Subcommittee upholds principles of federalism.

Confusion over 800 number to Congress results in deactivation.

Religious Liberty: Only for the chosen few? By Michael Farris

War of the Roses: San Jose brothers’ debate teams finish first and second in national event

Opposition to the Religious Liberty Protection Act may be broad and bipartisan.

Two home schoolers finish in top nine Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee

Home schoolers are making their mark

One year ago at the spelling bee: Home schooler Rebecca Sealfon wins the 1997 Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee

Monrovia daytime curfew case: oral arguments set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 22

Ohio home schooler wins second place in National Geography Bee. Albuquerque home schooler makes top 10.

Home schoolers to compete for National Geography Bee Championship

Goodling and Ashcroft receive the Home School Freedom Award

Ashcroft and Goodling Honored by the Home School Legal Defense Association

Avalanche! Calls from home schoolers propel key Senate votes

Michael New Appeals to the Supreme Court

Federal Appeals Court Rules that Michael New Must Wait for Military Courts to Rule on Legality of UN Service.

Court of Appeals to Hear Arguments on Case Challenging Clinton’s Order for American Soldiers to don U.N. Uniforms

House Crushes Clinton’s National Testing Plan; Overwhelmingly Approves Goodling Amendment

Congress Moving to Prevent Clinton's National Testing Plan; Opportunity to Kill Goals 2000 and School-to-Work

Children With Learning Disabilities Do Better in Home Schools than in Special Needs Programs at Public Schools

Statement by Michael Farris Regarding Boerne v. Flores Which Declared RFRA Unconstitutional

Private Schools Rally Against Public School Tests

Home School Families Launch Fight Against Daytime Curfew Bill

California Daytime Curfews Challenged by Parents

Home Schooled Kid "Taylor-Made" for the NFL

Court of Appeals Rejects Government Attempt to Short-Circuit Michael New Appeal

HSLDA Releases Study on the State of American Home Schooling at National Homeschooling Leadership Summit

Federal Judge Delivers Major Opinion Supporting Sanctity of Family Home