Statement Supporting Hawaii’s House Bill 468

For Immediate Release: Access to Public School Extracurriculars Benefits Homeschoolers Canton, Ma.—The Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) requires student athletes to be enrolled as students in the schools they represent, thus barring homeschooled students from participation. House… Read More

2015 Statement Supporting New York Assembly Bill 3678 and Senate Bill 2175

For Immediate Release: Public School Athletics Should Be Open to Homeschoolers Canton, Ma., 3/11/15—Currently, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) requires student athletes to be “regularly enrolled” at the public school they represent, thus… Read More

Statement Supporting Missouri’s House Bill 232

For Immediate Release: Public School Sports Access Benefits Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma., 3/11/15—Currently, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) requires student athletes to be enrolled in an 80% course load at the school they represent. House… Read More

Homeschool Sports Access Timeline

This listing of sports access bills is not yet complete. If you have a sports access bill we should add to this list, whether for the current legislative session or for a previous session, please email us at 2015… Read More

Statement Supporting North Dakota’s House Bill 1070

For Immediate Release: Access to Special Needs Services Benefits Homeschooled Students Canton, Ma., 3/6/15—Recently introduced legislation would prevent school districts in North Dakota from denying special needs services to homeschooled students. “House Bill 1070 would ensure that homeschooled… Read More

Statement Opposing Arkansas’ House Bill 1381

For Immediate Release: Arkansas’ Homeschool Testing Requirement Benefits Homeschooled Children Canton, Ma., 3/6/15—With House Bill 1381, Arkansas stands poised to remove its testing requirement for homeschooled students. “Arkansas’ state-mandated testing benefits homeschooled students by giving their parents an… Read More

Statement Opposing West Virginia’s HB 2793 and SB 444

For Immediate Release: Removing Accountability is Detrimental to Homeschooled Children Canton, Ma., 2/26/15—With House Bill 2793 and Senate Bill 444, West Virginia stands poised to remove legal provisions which have protected homeschooled children in the state from educational… Read More

Virginia School Boards and the State’s Religious Exemption

Recent events in Goochland County, Virginia, have pitted religious homeschooling parents against the right of their children to have their religious beliefs heard. In Virginia, parents can homeschool through their local school district, with annual notification and testing… Read More

A Timeline of Homeschool Legislation

This timeline highlights a trend toward loosening oversight of homeschooling over the past two decades. While most major changes are included, this timeline is a work in progress and is more complete from 2011 to the present than… Read More

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Passage of HB 1013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Coalition for Responsible Home Education Executive Director Rachel Coleman issued the following statement regarding the passage of House Bill 1013 by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: “Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has sold… Read More