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GREENHOUSE: Nurturing Home Education in North Carolina and Beyond
13 Mar 2013

You are making a difference; so don’t give up.

27 Feb 2013

How does a homeschooling couple keep their marriage healthy and functional while fulfilling their calling to homeschool their children in an excellent way? We offer four strategies that we strive to practice daily in the midst of our crazy-busy homeschooling lives.

6 Feb 2013

Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit forhim.”

23 Jan 2013

For the second consecutive year, the Asheville Trailblazers have swept all three divisions in girls volleyball at the NCHEAC State Championships.

16 Jan 2013

On October 20, the 2012 NCHE Athletic Commission Cross Country Meet was held in Winston-Salem. We had nearly fifty percent more participants this year than in 2011 with a total of sixty-seven runners

9 Jan 2013

“Exactly what classes can homeschool students take outside the home and still meet the North Caro

12 Dec 2012

On June 18, homeschool parents in Iredell County received an invitation from Iredell-Statesville

7 Nov 2012

After over twenty years of homeschooling, four kids, two dogs, three high school graduations, one college graduation, one wedding and one grandchild, I think I can boil my initial motivation down to one simple answer.

24 Oct 2012

10 Oct 2012

It is my pleasure to introduce the inaugural issue of GREENHOUSE magazine, a publication of North

15 Aug 2012

In December 2011, forty-eight homeschool seniors sent application packets to be considered for on

8 Aug 2012

I enjoy a good analogy—the comparison between two things for the purpose of clarification.

27 Jun 2012

“It ain’t fittin’, it just ain’t fittin’,” declared Scarlett O’Hara’s mammy in a scene from Gone

12 Jun 2012

A while back I received a phone call from my son who attends a Christian college in New York City. We talked about classes, girls and his lack of money; then he got to the real point of his call.

B.F. Skinner with pigeon in laboratory
9 May 2012

My wife, Debbie, and I began our journey in home education in 1981, and I have been in homeschool

12 Apr 2012

“My boy’s a platypus!” she gushed enthusiastically.

18 Jan 2012

A recent weekend I shared with my five sons was meticulously planned. Well, let me qualify that.

4 Jan 2012

What happens when a creative, enthusiastic, home educator suddenly finds that the wonderful activ

1 May 2005

In mid-March, Governor Mike Easley proposed to make private, Christian and homeschools accountable to the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). As soon as the information was verified, NCHE sent out an alert, and homeschool families responded by the thousands. The public reaction brought a delay in action;

1 May 2005

In light of all the good news, can we blame outsiders for asking, "Is there anything homeschoolers don't do well?"

1 May 2005

Health and life was restored from the waters that flowed pure again. Peter Marshall said that it is the mother who is the modern day keeper of the spring. Her ministry to the family, he said, keeps it glowing with health.

1 Mar 2005

I have learned through the years to fully rest in God and trust His plans for our school.

1 Mar 2005

Cheer up! Homeschool conference season is just around the corner!

Homeschool conferences are a great place to learn what went wrong and to share the excitement of what went right during your homeschooling year. You can learn how to get better organized, find new answers to puzzling problems, grow encouraged and do what homeschooling moms love to do most—shop for new school materials!

1 Mar 2005

As I have reflected on that time in our lives, I have come to realize that I took three basic steps to becoming a homeschool failure. My hope is that, in sharing my mistakes, I will speak to the heart of some other mother who finds herself gazing a little too fondly at the big yellow school bus.

1 Mar 2005

by Amelia Harper and Deborah Wuehler

1 Mar 2005

It can be a hectic lifestyle, one that can chase the sanity from even the sanest individual, the patience from the most long-suffering saint and the serenity from the calmest person. It is often a demanding job, a thankless occupation and an overwhelming mission. So, I penned the following words of tribute to my wife, Karen, and in fact, as a tribute to all homeschool moms.

1 Mar 2005

But for most of us, this is the life. It’s hard work: bothersome at times, downright troublesome days, but generally speaking—a life we’ve chosen and can’t imagine trading.

I discovered a pattern in much of the educational and policy research that confirms homeschoolers’ commitment and satisfaction.

1 Mar 2005

There is nothing like the protection that a family can provide as we raise little ones to maturity in the greenhouse of home education. It is a safe place that nurtures these children like olive plants (Psalm 128:3) as they grow up.

1 Jan 2005

Homeschooling is one of many routes to educating our children. When my family started homeschooling eleven years ago, there was no question about which highway we were on—the public and the private schools were on totally separate roadways, and the homeschool path had only been paved for a little while.

Now there are many places where the roads converge. Homeschoolers have more classroom opportunities, and students in traditional schools are finding ways to study at home. More and more students can be found at their kitchen table "doing school," yet not all of them are following the homeschooling route.

1 Jan 2005

Adams cared deeply that slaves be set free, but whether they ever were or not was not his motivation. He fought for their freedom because it was the right thing to do, not because it was the most expedient.