Arkansas law changes home-school requirements


A new state law changes the rules for home-school students in public schools.

The law requires public school districts in Arkansas to allow homeschoolers to enroll in individual classes.

Supporters have said it would strengthen a 2017 law, which allows home-schooled and private-school students to take courses in their local school districts. 

“This is what’s right for our family because when they do struggle in an area I’m able to stop and focus on that and give them the help that they need,” home-school mom Becky Williams says.

Lawmakers found some of the state’s largest districts lacked participation, including Cabot where nearly 600 kids learn at home.  

More than 20,000 students in the state learn from home.

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