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Planning District Eight Online Program

Posted on Aug 1 2013 by admin

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 the online course is $14. After logging in, you have 48 hours to complete the […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

2013 General Assembly Session Opens

Posted on Jan 18 2013 by Yvonne Bunn

  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 both the House and Senate. This short, 45-day legislative session will move quickly; however, there […]

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Sports Access Meetings Scheduled

Posted on Aug 24 2012 by admin

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 are welcome to comment. Each meeting will convene at 10 a.m. at 200 Hansen Road, […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Autism-Coverage Bill Returned to Governor

Posted on Apr 13 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

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) that required health insurers to pay up to $35,000 per year for the diagnosis and […]

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Sports Access to Wait Another Year — Other Bills in Process

Posted on Jan 26 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

HEAV Legislative Update **Sports Access Bill to Wait Another Year – Plus Other Bills HEAV Is Tracking January 25, 2011 Greetings! This year’s short session creates a brisk pace as thousands of bills move through sub-committees, full committees, and on to the Virginia House or Senate for a vote. At the capital–sometimes for early-morning meetings–HEAV’s […]

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Sports Access Bill to Be Heard on Monday

Posted on Jan 21 2011 by Yvonne Bunn

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 to public school sports came up; it passed out of subcommittee and will come before […]

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Calls Needed–Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on U.N CEDAW Treaty

Posted on Nov 16 2010 by

Reprinted from the HSLDA e-lert service. Calls Needed–Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on U.N CEDAW Treaty Dear HSLDA Members and Friends, Congress failed to hear the message the American people sent on Election Day. On Thursday, November 18, during Congress’ lame-duck session, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law will […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

Federal Department of Education Looks to Create New Accreditation Rules

Posted on Oct 28 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

The federal Department of Education’s recent move to create unheard of authority over ALL colleges—public and private—has left college administrators scrambling to figure out what new accreditation rules they may be required to follow. If adopted, the proposed regulations would go into effect November 1, 2010. This is an unprecedented attempt by the federal government […]

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Governor Acknowledges Homeschooling at Reception

Posted on Oct 26 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

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 the governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, and his wife, Maureen. The federal-style mansion was beautifully […]

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Homeschool Q&A: Homeschooling Someone Else’s Child

Posted on Oct 20 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

This post is part of a series titled, “Homeschool Q&A.” The series features questions we’ve received from parents on a variety of topics–and the answers! Q. I have looked at the Virginia laws and cannot find any clear word on whether it is legal or not to homeschool someone else’s child. Can you tell me […]


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Religious Exemption Policy Changes in Warren County

Posted on Mar 31 2010 by

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 a conversation with Assistant Superintendent Dr. Louis Justis, who is the Warren County homeschool liaison, […]

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by Yvonne Bunn

HSLDA Legislative Summit

Posted on Mar 24 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

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 to build relationships. We also lobbied for the Parental Rights Amendment and told them why […]

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The U.S. Census Is on Its Way to Your Mailbox

Posted on Mar 10 2010 by Yvonne Bunn

In March 2010, more than 130 million addresses will receive a 2010 Census form by mail or hand delivery. The 2010 Census will document the changes in our nation since the last decennial census in 2000. The census data will affect how more than $400 billion in federal funding is distributed to state and local […]

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Hearing for Homeschooler Forced into Gov’t System

Posted on Dec 8 2009 by

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 faith. As WND reported, a girl identified in court documents as “Amanda” had been described […]

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Additional State Financial Aid for Homeschool Graduates!

Posted on Jul 15 2009 by Yvonne Bunn

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 (VGAP). Although homeschool graduates who are accepted to Virginia colleges have been able to qualify […]

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Threat of Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child Grows

Posted on Jun 26 2009 by Yvonne Bunn

The threat of ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child is growing. For the first time, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice publicly made reference to the new administration’s discussion of when and how it would be possible to ratify. Action: Please call the White House and your U.S. […]

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Calls Needed to Congress to Stop Hate Crimes Bill

Posted on Apr 28 2009 by Yvonne Bunn

In spite of the outcry, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913) was passed out of the House Judiciary Committee by a party-line 15 to 12 vote. The full House is scheduled to vote on it Wednesday. Last year, we had a big weapon: President Bush’s veto pen. We do not have it this time. The Hate Crimes bill […]

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HEAV Legislative Update** Used-Book Sales Not Banned

Posted on Jan 9 2009 by Yvonne Bunn

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 used books. A Law Affecting Children’s Items The memo clarifies policy regarding the Consumer Product […]

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by Anne Miller

Homeschooling Showdown in Brazil: Children to be Tested by Court in Battle Over Educational Rights of Parents

Posted on Aug 19 2008 by Anne Miller

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL, August 18, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two homeschooled children face a battery of tests this week in a showdown between the Brazilian government and a Christian family over the educational rights of parents in the South American nation. The children of Cleber and Bernadeth Nunes have already passed the […]

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by Anne Miller

Victory in the California Case

Posted on Aug 9 2008 by Anne Miller

Here are links to today’s articles about the unanimous decision of the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District: Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case In a 3-0 decision the California Court of Appeal reversed its earlier ruling which would have required homeschoolers to be certified teachers in order to homeschool. (HSLDA) More >> A […]

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by Anne Miller

Appeals court upholds home schooling by non-credentialed parents

Posted on Aug 9 2008 by Anne Miller

By Sharon Noguchi Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10139778 Article Launched: 08/08/2008 09:51:09 AM PDT A California appeals court this morning affirmed the right of parents who don’t have a teaching credential to educate their children at home.A three-judge panel overturned a lower-court order in February that had created an uproar among home-schooling parents when it required the […]

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by Anne Miller

D.C. State Board of Education Approves New Restrictive Homeschool Regulations

Posted on Aug 4 2008 by Anne Miller

NOTE FROM HEAV: Please pray for D.C. homeschoolers as they face these increased regulations, and continue to pray that the hearts of the State Board of Education might be softened. News like this is an important reminder that we still need to be diligent to guard our homeschooling freedoms lest they be taken from us. […]

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by Anne Miller

Favorable Development in the California Homeschooling Case

Posted on Jul 24 2008 by Anne Miller

- From the HSLDA E-lert Service Dear HSLDA Members and Friends: To read more visit HSLDA’s California Homepage. Thank you for your continued prayers for the California homeschooling case, In re Rachel L. Last night, Mr. L’s attorney in the juvenile court reported to Home School Legal Defense Association that the juvenile court judge terminated […]

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by Anne Miller

Homeschool Is a Constitutional Right for Parents

Posted on Jul 1 2008 by Anne Miller

[Thanks to Judi Munday for sending us this article!] Monday, June 23, 2008 (SF Chronicle) Homeschool is a constitutional right for parents Damien M. Schiff Can California force parents to send their children outside the home for their education, regardless of the quality of instruction they receive at home? Today, the California Court of Appeal […]

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