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.
Spring 2019 / by Amy Sloan Standardized tests—few other things can drum up such visceral reactions! North Carolina’s homeschool law requires annual standardized testing. It is important to me that, insofar as it depends on me, these not become a source of...read more
Spring 2019 / by Kirk Martin Sit. Down. Now. No, this isn't about commanding your children to do something. This is for you! Sit. Down. Now. Sit down the next time you feel like stomping through the living room while yelling at your children. Sit down next...read more
Spring 2019 / by Sam Sorbo (Excerpted from They’re YOUR Kids) The year I had my oldest, Braeden, in fourth grade and my middle child, Shane, in second, things were going quite smoothly. The boys were progressing well in their academics: grammar, math,...read more
Spring 2019 / by Sonya Shafer When we lived near Chicago, my husband, John, rode his bike for long treks in all kinds of weather. He liked to take the roads that led out of our suburb and into a relatively undeveloped country because they were less...read more