For 30 years, NCHE has served North Carolinians and friends who support home education. Since 1984 NCHE’s Greenhouse Report and now GREENHOUSE magazine has been bringing words of encouragement, methods of homeschooling, stories of student success and news to keep homeschoolers informed.
Because readers have different reading practices, NCHE makes GREENHOUSE available in three different ways:
|The printed GREENHOUSE mailed to NCHE members and given to NC legislators||The PDF of the printed version is publicly available on the NCHE website for download||The online GREENHOUSE with weekly publishing of articles from the current issue|
The names Greenhouse Report and GREENHOUSE were chosen to represent the type of care homeschooling parents are able to give to their children. Children are lovingly “tended” in a protected and nurturing environment until they are sufficiently mature to go out and take a place of service in the world.
In the beginning of NCHE, Greenhouse Report served as the primary means of communicating to our members. This publication has changed and evolved through the years to better serve the needs of homeschoolers in NC.
In June, 2012, NCHE launched a new way to experience the Greenhouse Report newsletter by offering articles from the publication online. Every week, we make available a new article from the current issue. We asked for feedback: should we retire the printed newsletter and just concentrate on electronic formats? The response we got was irrefutable: Electronic formats have benefit. They help connect many to information quickly and easily.
But, in addition, the feedback we received was clear: Homeschoolers also value the printed word. We develop relationships with our reading material; revisiting it over time and sharing favorites with family and friends. NCHE understands home educators. We share the appreciation for the printed word.
At the November 2015 meeting, the board made the decision to reduce the annual number of GREENHOUSE issues published each year from 5 to 3 (spring and fall plus an annual graduate issue). The primary reason for this change was financial. Quality print and mailing is expensive.
Learn more about the history of the publication from the Introductory Article from the Fall 2012 issue.
Graduate 2020/ Dava Banner The ideal homeschool schedule has both structure and flexibility. The purpose of a schedule is to help you accomplish the things you think are most important. A schedule also helps you make the most of your time. Your life will usually run...read more
Graduate 2020/ Sandra Peoples My sister, Syble, was born and diagnosed with Down syndrome in 1977. Just a few years later, my mom was thinking about what my sister would do as an adult. Our small town in Duncan, Oklahoma, didn’t have a lot of resources at that time in...read more
Spring 2020/ Sandra Peoples There are times that I let my son’s autism hold us back. We make decisions based not only on what would be easier for him, but also what we want to avoid (like stares and unhelpful advice from others). But last year I turned forty. One of...read more
Spring 2020/ Beth Herbert For the twenty-three years that I called myself a homeschool mom, the end of our school year was marked by the NCHE conference. I went to my first NCHE homeschool conference in 1994, a few months before we actually started homeschooling. I...read more