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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2013 General Assembly Session Opens

  2013 General Assembly Session Begins  –                                               AND a Call to Action    January 18, 2013 The 2013 General Assembly Session began on Wednesday, January 9, with an influx of bills from legislators in…

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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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Sports Access Bill to Be Heard on Monday

HEAV Legislative Update **Sports Access Bill to Be Heard on Monday The legislative session began last Wednesday (January 12), and already HEAV has sorted through several thousand bills and attended numerous committee hearings. This week, a bill on homeschool access…

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Governor Acknowledges Homeschooling at Reception

It was an honor to be invited to a reception at the Executive Mansion on the evening of Thursday, October 14. My husband, George, and I attended a reception with approximately 150 other leaders of statewide organizations and friends of…

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Religious Exemption Policy Changes in Warren County

HEAV is working to protect the rights of religiously exempt homeschoolers in Warren County. HEAV’s director of legislative affairs, Yvonne Bunn, called the Warren County School Board office as soon as HEAV reviewed their new and restrictive religious-exemption policy. In…

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HSLDA Legislative Summit

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) Legislative Summit was one of the best I have attended. We didn’t change the minds of our representatives about some topics, but we let them know about upcoming homeschool issues, and we tried…

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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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HEAV Legislative Update** Used-Book Sales Not Banned

Legislative Update January 9, 2009 As a result of the outcry from citizens, small business owners, and non-profits, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released an important memo on its policy for sellers of used children’s products, including…

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