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Texas Homeschool Law & Support Groups

Homeschool Law

The following is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

Homeschool Law in Texas
An overview of the history of homeschooling laws in Texas.

Home School Information
Texas Education Agency page on homeschooling.

Special Education Laws and Rules

Texas' Special Kids
"Texas' Special Kids is a 501 C (3) Non-profit ministry organization whose mission is to serve families who have children with special educational and/or developmental concerns."

Relevant Court Rulings and Position Papers

I have no information at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you are aware of information I should include here.

Homeschool Support Groups

There are simply too many support groups to list on one page, so I've divided them by region.

Big Bend Country
Local homeschool support groups located in the Big Bend Country region of Texas.

Gulf Coast
Local homeschool support groups located in the Gulf Coast region of Texas.

Hill Country
Local homeschool support groups located in the Hill Country region of Texas.

Panhandle Plains
Local homeschool support groups located in the Panhandle Plains region of Texas.

Piney Woods
Local homeschool support groups located in the Piney Woods region of Texas.

Prairies and Lakes
Local homeschool support groups located in the Prairies and Lakes region of Texas.

South Texas Plains
Local homeschool support groups located in the South Texas Plains region of Texas.

Homeschool Resources

Family Educators Alliance of South Texas
"This organization was officially formed in 1989 to serve as a clearing house of information and support services for the home schooling community."

North Texas Home Educators' Network
"The North Texas Home Educatorsí Network (NTHEN) provides services and support to homeschool families and homeschool support groups in north and northeast Texas. Our goal is to ensure homeschool leaders and parents have the proper tools and resources to create an enriching education experience for every homeschool student."

Minority Homeschoolers of Texas
"This is now a discussion list for Minority Homeschoolers of Texas which seeks to promote homeschooling among minorities: Asians African-Americans Hispanics Jews Native Americans Anglos with adopted minority children MHOT is a discussion list where minority home educators will be enlightened, encouraged, promoted and motivated as they nurture and train their children in the way of the Lord and in the spirit of excellence."

Southeast Texas Home School Association
"SETHSA, the Southeast Texas Home School Association is a non-profit, incorporated, Christian service organization established to minister to the home-schooling community in the greater Houston and southeast Texas area."

The TAFFIE mailing list is for anyone interested in topics related to home schooling in Texas. While many of the topics are specific to Texas, there is also discussion related to homeschooling in general. We are now in our eighth year of operation, making us the oldest Texas homeschooling list.

Texas Home Educators
"This site has become a homeschool community in Texas through the online discussion groups and network of people who use it day to day for their homeschooling lesson plans."

Texas Home School Coalition
"The Texas Home School Coalition Association serves and protects Texas home school families by helping its members if they have problems with government officials related to their right to teach their children at home - including written or verbal intervention and, when necessary, legal assistance."

Texas Homeschoolers
Articles, FAQs, links and other useful resources for homeschoolers in Texas.

Texas Homeschooling
A to Z Home's Cool resource page for Texas homeschooling.

News and Announcements - Texas School for the Deaf
"We welcome anyone who is interested to learn more about TSD or wants to provide support to TSD. That includes parents, family members, relatives, friends, teachers, support staff of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children attending TSD and any other schools around the country. We also welcome interested parties from any kind of service providers or service organizations serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children around the country."

Getting Started
Tips and resources for getting started with homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

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