New Commission Study Threatens Virginia Vaccine Exemptions

At a public meeting on August 3, 2016, the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC) released a new study of the requirements surrounding school vaccinations. At issue are the right of parents and guardians to claim religious or medical…

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Planning District Eight Online Program

Homeschool teens who are taking the online driver-education course in Planning District Eight* have a new option for viewing the required 90-Minute Parent/Student Driver Education component. Students and parents can now complete the program online at http://www.90minparentteen.org/. The cost of…

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Sports Access Meetings Scheduled

The Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) has formed a study group to discuss homeschool participation in interscholastic sports. The study group will hold a series of meetings open to the public. Parents and students who are interested in sports access…

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Autism-Coverage Bill Returned to Governor

Legislators held a one-day “reconvened session” early in April to vote on the governor’s vetoes and amendments to legislation they had passed during the 2011 session. Among the amended bills were HB 2467 (Greason, R-Loudoun) and SB 1062 (Howell, D-Fairfax)…

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Hearing for Homeschooler Forced into Gov’t System

By Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily The New Hampshire Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a 10-year-old homeschool girl who has been ordered into a government-run school because she was too “vigorous” in defense of her Christian…

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Additional State Financial Aid for Homeschool Graduates!

Additional college financial aid is now available for students who have been home educated. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) recently changed its policy regarding the eligibility of homeschoolers to apply for the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program…

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