Tag: Iowa

Alumni Group Supports Iowa Homeschool Reporting Proposal

For Immediate Release: Putting homeschool families in annual contact with district officials benefits homeschooled children and promotes healthy district-family relations Canton, Ma., 02/27/2019—The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), a national nonprofit founded by homeschool alumni to advocate… Read More

Alumni Group to IA Lawmakers: Protect Homeschooled Students

For Immediate Release: Homeschooled children need access to mandatory reporters Canton, Ma., 02/19/2019—The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE), a national nonprofit founded by homeschool alumni to advocate for homeschooled children, applauds Rep. Mary Mascher’s work on behalf… Read More

Alumni Group Urges IA Lawmakers to Restore Previous Homeschool Law

For Immediate Release: A spate of child deaths have pointed to the need for restoring Iowa’s homeschool law to its pre-2013 form Canton, Ma., 02/14/2019—The Coalition for Responsible Home Education (CRHE) applauds Iowa state representative Mary Mascher’s introduction… Read More

Iowa Legislature Hears from Homeschool Organization with a History of Opposing Child Welfare Measures

For Immediate Release: Opposition to homeschool accountability contributes to child abuse deaths like those of Natalie Finn and Sabrina Ray Canton, Ma., 06/05/2017—On Monday, June 5, the Iowa legislature’s Government Oversight Committees are holding a joint hearing on… Read More

CRHE’s Rachel Coleman Testifies in Iowa

For Immediate Release: Iowa lawmakers hear testimony on protections for at-risk homeschooled children Canton, Ma. 03/14/2017—On Monday, March 6th, Rachel Coleman, Executive Director of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, testified before Iowa Government Oversight Committee Members in… Read More

Natalie Finn’s Death Points to Lack of Homeschool Oversight in Iowa

For Immediate Release: Recent Iowa child abuse fatality is not the first to implicate homeschooling and abuse Canton, Ma., 01/03/2017—On October 24, 2016, sixteen-year-old Natalie Jasmine Finn died after suffering years of starvation and abuse. Natalie, who lived… Read More

Statement Supporting Iowa’s House File 214

For Immediate Release: Homeschool Statutes Should Support Homeschooled Children Canton, Ma., 3/6/15—Iowa lawmakers are considering restoring oversight that has historically safeguarded the interests of homeschooled children in the state. House File 214, which is currently before the house… Read More

Jackie Cordon: “I always felt very fortunate with Iowa’s homeschooling laws”

“As a Christian homeschooling parent of four, I always felt very fortunate with Iowa’s homeschooling laws. I homeschooled my children in Iowa for fifteen years, all the way up until my youngest graduated three years ago. I’m writing because Iowa’s homeschooling law benefited my own children in a real way, and I want present and future homeschooled children in Iowa to have these same benefits.”

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