Responsibility, Trust, and Virginia’s Religious Exemption

A recent report on Virginia’s Religious Exemption (RE) option by a University of Virginia law professor and his students is making headlines. UVA’s Child Advocacy Clinic on September 11 released the report by Professor Andrew Block, which examines the unique nature of Virginia’s RE and questions whether children under the RE are receiving an education. [...]

Oh, What a Feeling!

You know that feeling you get when you cook a healthy, delicious meal from scratch and your whole family loves it? Or when you choose the perfect gift for your mom – the thing she didn’t even know she wanted, but that brings a huge smile to her face? Or when you coordinate a fascinating [...]

TIME Magazine Provides our Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Last night after Nick did some soccer training at Ukrop Park in Richmond, we went in the Martin’s grocery store. There, next to the sugar free gum in the checkout line, was a stack of TIME magazines, the April 2, 2012 issue.

The issue we’re in.

Nick Faulconer at Darden-Towe Park. Photo by Reed Young [...]

A New Virginia General Assembly Session Begins

The Virginia General Assembly opened its 2012 session on Wednesday, January 11, and VaHomeschoolers’ government affairs team has been watching the action very closely. Our team of volunteer legislative monitors has been scouring over every bill that could have relevance to homeschooling and related topics (such as curfews, truancy, driver education, and so on). Our [...]

Homeschool Sports Access: Insider Tips on Influencing Your Legislators

If you have ever considered contacting your state legislator about an issue that is important to you, whether it is related to homeschooling or some other topic, you may have wondered whether your voice really matters and what is the most effective way of making your views heard. Legislators are busy people, and getting their [...]

VaHomeschoolers Meeting with Virginia Department of Education

October 20, 2011

This afternoon VaHomeschoolers attended our annual meeting with representatives of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in Richmond to discuss areas of concern affecting homeschooling families as they work with their local school divisions, as well as expectations for the upcoming legislative session.

VaHomeschoolers Director of Government Affairs Amy Wilson led [...]

VaHomeschoolers Helps Manassas City Homeschoolers

In response to inquiries from homeschooling parents, VaHomeschoolers’ school division liaison team met this week with Dr. Michaelene Meyer, Deputy Superintendant of Curriculum & Instruction for Manassas City Public Schools. One parent reported receiving incorrect information about filing paperwork to begin homeschooling mid-year, and another had experienced delays in receiving an acknowledgement letter from the [...]

Legislative Report: Sports Access, VaHomeschoolers Sponsored Driver Education Legislation and More

The curtain rises once again on another exciting legislative session in the Virginia General Assembly. The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers’ seasoned lobbyists and legislative monitors have been working very hard on behalf of homeschooling interests over the past few weeks.

The big homeschooling-related issues in the legislature this year so far include driver education and [...]