HSLDA HSLDA is a non-profit advocacy organization that makes homeschooling possible by protecting homeschool freedom and equipping families to provide the best educational experience for their children. http://www.hslda.org
We have been trusted for over 35 years to care for homeschooling families as we safeguard their freedom and secure the future of home education. A brief history: When two attorneys and homeschooling dads—Mike Farris and Mike Smith—founded HSLDA in 1983, homeschooling was just a tiny blip on the educational radar screen. Families who chose to homeschool often encountered opposition—sometimes even legal challenges. Seeing a need for affordable legal advocacy, the two Mikes joined forces to establish a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting families’ right to give their children the kind of unique, personalized education that homeschooling allows. Today, HSLDA provides over 80,000 member families with the peace of mind knowing that they don’t have to homeschool alone. Whether it’s legal representation, educational consulting, practical resources, or grants for struggling families, everything we do flows from our core mission of making homeschooling possible.
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05/08/2020

Today, on the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe, Queen Elizabeth II shares a touching tribute: "They risked all so our families and neighborhoods could be safe. We should and will remember them." >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4r8zRRI28g

"The homeschooling movement emphasizes the fit between schooling and the unique needs of a child at a particular stage o...
05/08/2020
The Social Realities of Homeschooling

"The homeschooling movement emphasizes the fit between schooling and the unique needs of a child at a particular stage of emotional and intellectual development, who may not thrive in a single environment for their entire schooling career." >> https://ifstudies.org/blog/the-social-realities-of-homeschooling

Beyond the antecdotal “evidence” Bartholet provides, is there social scientific evidence that demands the “death penalty” for homeschooling? After considering the impact of the homeschooling movement on community involvement, diversity, and the dignity of the child, it is clear that Elizabet...

What’s your favorite way to get your kids to spend that extra energy? We want to see! Send us a video clip of your famil...
05/08/2020

What’s your favorite way to get your kids to spend that extra energy? We want to see! Send us a video clip of your family’s most creative P.E. routine. Use this URL to upload your videos: http://ow.ly/NkZO50zA9Gc

"Together, we will tackle any obstacle; together, we will climb any hill; and together, we will face any challenge to en...
05/07/2020
A Look back at the Great California Homeschool Case of 2008

"Together, we will tackle any obstacle; together, we will climb any hill; and together, we will face any challenge to ensure the blessing of homeschool freedom is passed on to our children and grandchildren and to future generations." >> http://ow.ly/oLwb50zA7wX

Professor Bartholet seems to feel that our effective advocacy has been underhanded in some way. Referring to the Great California Homeschooling...

Lord of the Ages, Savior of our lives, ⁠Where there is strife, let there be unity. ⁠Where there is pain, let there be he...
05/07/2020

Lord of the Ages, Savior of our lives, ⁠
Where there is strife, let there be unity. ⁠
Where there is pain, let there be healing. ⁠
Where there is despair, let there be hope. ⁠
Where there is doubt, let there be faith. ⁠
Merciful God, forgive us our sins,⁠
And bring revival to this land. ⁠

#NationalDayofPrayer🙏

05/06/2020
Homeschool Help Is Here!

Are you looking for homeschool help? HomeWorks Consultants are experienced homeschool moms that can provide practical advice and assistance. Contact a consultant today and see how they can help you save on BJU Press Homeschool materials! Find out more: homeschoolhelp.com/map

To all you amazing homeschool parents out there, your work is appreciated! Thank you for the time, energy, and love you ...
05/06/2020

To all you amazing homeschool parents out there, your work is appreciated! Thank you for the time, energy, and love you pour into educating your children.
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Giveaway: What's something interesting you've learned through teaching your kids? Comment for a chance to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards! Purchase that book you've been wanting, have a meal on us, or [fill in the blank]. (Drawing will be on Friday!)
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We wish you a wonderful rest of your week, and don't forget to take a break and treat yourself. You've earned it! :)

05/05/2020
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, and we wanted to let you know that we appreciate YOU! All the lesson planning, grading, instilling life lessons, caring . . . you're amazing!

HSLDA just argued a case before the Virginia Supreme Court, where a school district tried to impose unlawful demands on ...
05/04/2020
Cover Story | Generational wins for homeschooling

HSLDA just argued a case before the Virginia Supreme Court, where a school district tried to impose unlawful demands on a Virginia homeschooling family. Jim Mason believes the case’s significance reaches beyond its immediate result—it’s a testament to the resilience of homeschoolers. Read the Court Report exclusive >> http://ow.ly/Hlfv50zugqH

"Homeschooling is educational freedom. It’s a deliberate choice to provide a tailored learning experience, ensure a nurt...
05/04/2020
SMITH: Homeschooling Offers Educational Freedom After Coronavirus

"Homeschooling is educational freedom. It’s a deliberate choice to provide a tailored learning experience, ensure a nurturing environment, choose curriculum and weave learning into life, whatever the reasons — stronger academics, protection from bullying, management of anxiety, different learning styles or special needs." >> http://ow.ly/YQvK50zw3wp

Since many parents are turning to home education during the coronavirus pandemic, homeschooling offers a path to educational freedom even after the pandemic ends.

Does your family do anything for Star Wars Day? Dress up? Watch the movies? Let us know in the comments!
05/04/2020

Does your family do anything for Star Wars Day? Dress up? Watch the movies? Let us know in the comments!

"Homeschooling has been successful because parents believe their children have a right to education and protection. Bart...
05/01/2020
Harvard Attack On Homeschooling Doesn't Push Kids' Best Interests

"Homeschooling has been successful because parents believe their children have a right to education and protection. Bartholet professes a belief in these same values. If that is the case, the authors invite her to research and learn from modern homeschooling families, who provide these things to their children at the highest level." >> http://ow.ly/bZeR50ztApc

Parents have not only the responsibility to care for and protect their children, but the right to guide and educate them.

Just two weeks after submitting her homeschool notice, her normal morning routine was interrupted by loud knocking on th...
05/01/2020
Kindergartner Misses Zoom Class, Gets Home Visit

Just two weeks after submitting her homeschool notice, her normal morning routine was interrupted by loud knocking on the door. >> http://ow.ly/AiFP50ztsnU

A mom who decided to start homeschooling her kindergartner received a visit from officials. The reason? Her daughter had stopped attending public...

Take a Virtual #Stand4Change with Defeat The Label today! Download the #WhyIStand template and share on social media! >>...
05/01/2020

Take a Virtual #Stand4Change with Defeat The Label today! Download the #WhyIStand template and share on social media! >>https://tinyurl.com/WhyIStand2020

#whyistand #stand4change2020 @defeat.the.label #LittleUpstander

"The battle for homeschooling is a battle for human freedom. There are forces that seek to control in any system—educati...
05/01/2020
A Window Into Homeschooling Advocacy: The HSLDA

"The battle for homeschooling is a battle for human freedom. There are forces that seek to control in any system—education is no different. " HSLDA Senior Counsel, Mike Donnelly, in an interview with Forbes >> http://ow.ly/jbfk50zu6Uk

Mike Donnelly, Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach graciously responded to a set of questions that I emailed him.

#TBTt: "Bring your kid to work day!" Remember those times? Who knew the norm would become "Bring your work to home day(s...
04/30/2020

#TBTt: "Bring your kid to work day!" Remember those times? Who knew the norm would become "Bring your work to home day(s)!" 😂

In an age of Zoom meetings, hand-held computers, and working remote, it's crazy to reflect on all that has changed since we opened in 1983. (Also, who else thinks tech teams are thankful that computers are just a little bit smaller now? ;) )

Through all the changes, we're so thankful that we're able to continue serving the wonderful #homeschool community! Shout-out to all you moms and dads working hard at home 24/7!
#ThrowbackThursday

HSLDA Online Academy
04/30/2020
HSLDA Online Academy

HSLDA Online Academy

Are you preparing for the SAT / ACT during the COVID-19 pandemic? We're here to keep your college preparations on track!

We're partnering with Mrs. Jean Burk to bring you "Jump Start SAT / ACT Test Prep" on May 1 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Join us for this 90-minute free webinar to work on specific test questions and receive expert advice.

The webinar is designed to be interactive and give students real-time experience with standardized test questions. Mrs. Burk can't wait to share her knowledge with your students, and hopefully help them earn college scholarships!

Bonus: all registrants will receive a coupon code for SAT Prep Genius!

https://go.hslda.org/jumpstartSATprep

"Banding together, homeschooling moms and dads forged a new chapter in American educational history, completely apart fr...
04/30/2020
Thanks for the endorsement, professor

"Banding together, homeschooling moms and dads forged a new chapter in American educational history, completely apart from government fiscal support or edicts from on high. And they did so for the sake of their children." - Jim Mason, HSLDA Vice President, Litigation >> http://ow.ly/MJo550ztgWF

The late William F. Buckley Jr. famously said, “I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by…

"Banding together in support groups, cooperatives, and nonprofits — religious and secular, formal and informal, left and...
04/30/2020
Thanks for the endorsement, professor

"Banding together in support groups, cooperatives, and nonprofits — religious and secular, formal and informal, left and right — homeschooling moms and dads forged a new chapter in American educational history, completely apart from government fiscal support or edicts from on high. And they did so for the sake of their children." - Jim Mason, Vice President of HSLDA >> http://ow.ly/219350ztgWG

The late William F. Buckley Jr. famously said, “I would rather be governed by the first 2,000 people in the telephone directory than by…

"Michelle said the first piece of advice is to remain calm and create a sense of safety and peace for your children." >>...
04/29/2020
Distance learning got you overwhelmed? Local homeschooling mom shares tips - Cross Timbers Gazette | Southern Denton County | Flower Mound | News

"Michelle said the first piece of advice is to remain calm and create a sense of safety and peace for your children." >> http://ow.ly/Ljks50zsaUM

There was a time when Michelle Serna couldn’t have imagined leaving public education. Like any teacher, she loved driving to school and being surrounded by hundreds of happy students in the hallways. She reveled in creating fun lesson plans, hearing the sound of the school bell that signaled the s...

04/29/2020
Managing Challenging Behavior at Home: Bringing Out the Best in Everyone

Join this discussion offering tips for families with special needs children who have had to develop an entirely new sense of "normal" due to the pandemic. Hear tips for 1. Creating new routines during stressful times, 2. Staying mentally healthy at home, 3. Implementing at-home therapy strategies, and 4. Things parents can do to minimize loss of progress in children

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Let's shower our seniors with some extra love. Adopt a senior or 2! Send a letter, card, gift, gift card, snack, anything to make them feel special and show them that we are all in this together and we are proud of them. #classof2020 Here is the group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/249215766434207/?ref=bookmarks
Hello! Do you also follow trends in homeschooling abroad, like the UK?
Anyone seen this recent article?
Have you seen this? Harvard is hosting an anti-homeschooling conference in June 2020, proposing legal strategies to ban the practice! https://cap.law.harvard.edu/events-and-conferences/homeschooling-summit-june-18-19-2020
Get ready, it's about to be "game on!"
Not sure if this is true or not, there are no citations, but thought I would share this with you.
In the United States, Bartholet says, state legislators have been hesitant to restrict the practice because of the Home Schooling Legal Defense Association, a conservative Christian homeschool advocacy group, which she describes as small, well-organized, and “overwhelmingly powerful politically.”
When homeschooling and moving, do you have to unregister with the previous state you were homeschooling in?
I can see the investigation now! What did HSLDA know in the 3rd quarter of 2019?!
It's a war against families and you guys are out front! You're being called out specifically by this group so you must be fighting well! Thank you for all you do and we pray you don't grow weary!!!