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The Delconte Case: The First Step in NC Homeschool Freedom

For a quarter of a century, home educators in North Carolina have found it relatively easy to comply with our homeschool law. Anybody who has had much contact with the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) has learned that everybody there is homeschool friendly. This atmosphere goes a long way to make dealing with North Carolina state authorities a generally pleasant experience.

Kevin’s Kluge: A Busy Season

It has been a busy season for the organization, and the busyness reinforces my belief that NCHE serves a critical need among North Carolinians. While the day-to-day work of homeschooling is done by parents and guardians, NCHE serves as an essential hub that links those who are curious about alternatives to the traditional classroom and are often struggling to learn exactly what it means to homeschool in North Carolina to resources that may answer their questions.

Kevin’s Kluge—NCHE Board Retreats to Haw River

It has long been the practice of the NCHE board to have an extended time together during the summer that includes an official board meeting. This meeting anchors the year, providing time not only for a debriefing from the May conference, but also for committees to work on strategies and plans for the upcoming year. This August 14-16 the board conducted its annual meeting, referred to as “the retreat,” at Haw River State Park in Brown Summit, just north of Greensboro. I'd like to share with you a little of the experience.

Kevin’s Kluge: NCHE Moving Forward: Updated Vision and Bylaws

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This issue is the first issue of 2014. It's a new year, and NCHE, like so many homeschooling parents in NC, is busy. We've been busy working on the organization—how we understand our work and go about it. In December, the organization approved some significant bylaws changes. In this column, I'm going to expound on some of the most significant changes, and, in particular, want to reflect on NCHE's mission.

NCHE Board Recommends New Bylaws

The current structure of the NCHE board of directors is essentially the same as it was since 1992 when the last major revision of the bylaws was done. In those 21 years, a lot has happened that has greatly affected the workings of NCHE. The number of North Carolina homeschools has grown from 3,315 to 57,888, the Internet has grown from a novelty to a tool that has wide use in the homeschool community, and the services that NCHE provides to the homeschool community have grown in number and complexity.

North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) Offers Membership to Supporters Residing Outside North Carolina

North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE) is pleased to announce a change in the membership policy enabling friends of the organization living outside of the state to join as non-voting members. The change in policy is a result of multiple requests from friends of NCHE who lived just outside the state boundaries and who expressed a desire to support the organization through membership.

Jeff’s Journal: Serving All Homeschoolers

I believe if we were to place each homeschool family into a specific category, we would have as many categories as we have homeschool families. It is this uniqueness that makes homeschool families so special....The subject question has to do with where does NCHE stand regarding the different types of homeschoolers.

NCHE Scholarships Awarded

In December 2011, forty-eight homeschool seniors sent application packets to be considered for one of six scholarships that NCHE administers. Transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, two letters of recommendation and a personal essay were required from each student. A committee carefully examined each packet, ranking each one. Those rankings were then compiled and the winners were chosen. We at NCHE are blessed to be able to administer these scholarships each year, and it is amazing to see the level of scholarship and talent among the applicants.