Statement Opposing New York Assembly Bill 9091 and Senate Bill 4788

For Immediate Release: Removing Protections Undermines Homeschooled Children’s Interests Canton, Ma., 2/24/2016—New York Assembly Bill 9091 and Senate Bill 4788 would weaken the state’s oversight of homeschooling by allowing homeschool parents to administer their children’s standardized tests themselves, removing quarterly reports, and making it more difficult for underperforming students to find … Continue reading

How Can I Socialize My Homeschooled Child?

From time to time we receive emails from homeschool parents looking for opportunities for socializing their children. We’re always glad to hear from parents who take their children’s socialization seriously. It’s important for homeschool parents to remember that when they begin homeschooling they take not only their child’s education but also their … Continue reading

Statement Supporting Kentucky House Bill 76

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/18/16—Currently, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) requires student athletes to be “full time” students at the school they represent, thus barring homeschooled students from participating in athletics in their local public schools. This year, House … Continue reading

2016 Statement Supporting New York Assembly Bill 3678 and Senate Bill 2175

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/16/16—Last year, two bills before the state legislature would have opened public school athletics to participation by homeschooled students. These bills, Assembly Bill 3678 and Senate Bill 2175, which have been carried over into the 2016 legislative … Continue reading

Statement Supporting West Virginia House Bill 2749

For Immediate Release: Aaccess to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/16/16—Last year, a bill to allow homeschooled students to participate in West Virginia public school athletics programs died in committee. This year, West Virginia lawmakers are trying again. House Bill 2749 would require the West Virginia Secondary Schools … Continue reading

Statement Supporting Virginia Senate Bill 612 and House Bill 131

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Athletics Improves Homeschool Outcomes Canton, Ma., 2/16/16—Last year House Bill 1626, which would have granted homeschooled students access to public school athletics, passed the House (57-41) and the Senate (22-13) only to be vetoed by Governor McAuliffe. This year the state’s homeschoolers and … Continue reading

Statement Opposing West Virginia’s House Bill 4175

For Immediate Release: Accountability Is Critical to Homeschool Success Canton, Ma., 2/1/2016—Last year, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed House Bill 2793 and Senate Bill 444, legislation that would have removed nearly all of the state’s protections for homeschooled children. This year the West Virginia legislature is renewing its … Continue reading

Statement Opposing South Dakota’s House Bill 1013

For Immediate Release: Assessments Are Important for Homeschooled Children’s Well-Being Canton, Ma., 2/1/2016—With House Bill 1013, South Dakota stands poised to remove its assessment requirement for homeschooled second graders. Currently, homeschooled students are assessed during grades two, four, eight, and eleven. “Assessments are critical to homeschooled children’s wellbeing,” said Rachel … Continue reading