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Homeland Security allows German homeschoolers to stay

Homeschooling | In a surprise move, the Obama administration gives the Romeike family permission to remain in the United States indefinitely
by Leigh Jones
Posted 3/04/14, 03:15 pm

A day after after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their case, sentencing them to almost certain deportation, the Romeike family has received a reprieve.

The Home School Legal Defense Association confirmed today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted the German homeschooling family “indefinite deferred status,” allowing them to remain in the United States as long as they want.

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Homeschoolers defeat invasive proposal in Ohio

by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/20/13, 04:35 pm

A proposed law in Ohio that would have subjected all homeschooling families to government inspections is being withdrawn in response to a groundswell of public pressure, according to a Columbus TV report.

The bill, which was introduced last week in the Ohio Senate, was in direct response to the tragic death of 14-year-old Theodore “Teddy” Foltz-Tedesco in January 2013.

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Communities step up support of homeschooling

by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/13/13, 04:45 pm

Last week at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., 120 homeschoolers launched rockets, created solar etchings, and mixed moon sand. From a second story deck, they dropped “lunar landing modules” made with shoeboxes and bubble wrap enclosing raw eggs.

“I got a little flack about the egg drop from our facility director, who had to power wash dried egg off the pavement. But it was worth it,” said Jessica Ruskin, 44, the museum's education director.

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