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Jeff’s Journal: Continue to Tend the Plant

When a gardener decides to plant the flower into the garden and completely expose it to the outside environment, the care does not stop. The gardener will continue to care for the flower, but on a more limited basis.

Guard It Well

But sometimes I get a little concerned about those who don't remember our fledgling past. I worry that they might not be as careful as we were forced to be, to protect the right to teach our own children. The real danger, in a word, is that homeschooling has become mainstream (Ugh!). When a movement becomes mainstream, I contend that it is in jeopardy.

Understanding DNPE

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of NC statutory requirements for homeschools to operate in North Carolina. It will be both informative and engaging with active audience participation. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a better understanding of DNPE with any myths dispelled.

HB 230/SB 189 Update

In our last E-brief, we asked homeschool supporters to contact their senator, if he/she serves on the Committee on Education/Higher Education, and ask him/her to support HB 230/SB 189. If you have not already contacted your senator, please do so and also ask that HB 230 be put on the committee’s calendar.

HB 230 passed by the House Unanimously!

Late this afternoon the House of Representatives passed HB 230 with a unanimous vote. The bill now crosses over to the Senate. The companion bill to HB 230, SB 189 is now in the Senate Committee on Education/Higher Education.

HB144 (Tax Credit) and HB228 (Sports)

Two bills have been introduced in the NC House impacting NC Homeschoolers.

Homeschooling and Outside Classes

“Exactly what classes can homeschool students take outside the home and still meet the North Carolina legal definition of homeschool student?” This is a question that has been frequently asked for many years of NCHE board members and staff, North Carolina Department of Non-Public Education (DNPE) personnel and homeschool leaders.

Virtual Public Schools and Homeschooling Don’t Mix

On June 18, homeschool parents in Iredell County received an invitation from Iredell-Statesville Schools (ISS) superintendent, Brady Johnson, to attend a “community based meeting to discuss the idea of a partnership with the school system.” The primary purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possibility of “giving parents in Iredell County access to virtual charter school curriculum at no cost.”

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