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HSLDA Persuades Hospital to Hire Homeschool Grad
We helped convince a hospital that a homeschool graduate’s credentials can stand on their own—they don’t need the state’s stamp of approval.

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Graduate’s Job Snag Leads to Better Hiring Policy


“Written Notice is Required” to Homeschool?


Where Did My “Good Student” Discount Go?


School Threatens to Publicly Shame Homeschooler


HSLDA to Court: Let Grandma Teach!


“Truancy Court” Case Was about Helping a Real Family


Judge: Not My Responsibility. HSLDA: Sure Is!


Judge Must Answer to Supreme Court


School’s Privacy Violation Puts Kids at Risk


HSLDA to Missouri Court of Appeals: Stop Illegal “Truancy Court”


Can We Scare You out of Homeschooling by Sending a Social Worker?


Sheriff Reaches Settlement with Family over Tasering


Wage Discrimination Ends When HSLDA Intervenes


Threatened Adoption Subsidy Continues after HSLDA Intervenes


Branson Stops Pressuring Homeschoolers to File Declaration

 HSLDA Alerts & Information (MO)
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4/10/2017Call Now to Prevent Expansion of Compulsory Education Age
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 State Legislation
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WATCH HB 189 Creates An Educational Savings Program and Includes Homeschool Curriculum As An Eligible Expense
3/6/2017

WATCH HB 430: Makes 17 Year Olds Subject to Mandatory School Attendance
2/9/2017

WATCH HB 1084 Allows Eligible Homeschool Students to Participate In Any Extracurricular Activity
3/6/2017

WATCH House Bill 354: A Parent’s Liberty To Direct A Child’s Upbringing Is A Fundamental Right; Narrowly Tailored, Compelling State Interest Necessary to Overcome
2/8/2017

WATCH House Bill 793: Protects Homeschool Records From Public Disclosure; Reasonable Suspicion Necessary to Demand Records; Recordkeeping Red Tape Reduced; Problematic Declaration of Enrollment Repealed
2/1/2017

WATCH SB 173: Gives Home School Students Right To Participate In Public School Extracurricular Activities
2/9/2017

WATCH SB 313: Creates Tax Deduction For Persons Who Donate To An Organization That Provides Financial Support For Homeschool And Other Education Expenses
2/9/2017

WATCH SB 500 Prevents Public Schools from Being Members of Athletic Organizations That Don't Allow Homeschool Students to Participate
3/6/2017

WATCH Senate Bill 32: Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program
12/9/2016

OPEN The Missouri legislative session: open 01/04/2017 and close 05/12/2017.
1/4/2017

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The Swearengin Case
Missouri Circuit Court Judge R. Craig Carter of Ava has attempted to summon a homeschooling family to appear before a court that doesn’t exist. HSLDA is pursuing legal action in the Missouri Supreme Court.

HSLDA to Missouri Court of Appeals: Stop Illegal “Truancy Court”
On April 1, HSLDA asked the Missouri Court of Appeals to order Circuit Court Judge R. Craig Carter of Ava to stop his attempt to summon a homeschooling family to appear before a court that doesn’t exist.

Eighth Circuit Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Homeschoolers
A federal appeals court ruled unanimously in favor of HSLDA members Ron and Joann Fitzgerald on Wednesday and held that school districts may not force homeschooled children to submit to special—needs evaluations against their parents' wishes.

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