Tag Archives: home schools

Districts solicit homeschoolers to boost enrollment, revenue

After years of losing enrollment and market share to homeschools, school districts are looking for ways to bring them back into the district system, mostly to boost revenues.  Last year, Tammy Covil wrote about school district recruitment efforts that invite homeschool families to enroll in district-sponsored e-learning academies.  She wrote, Earlier this month, an articleContinue Reading

HB 136 gets the attention of homeschoolers

House Bill 136 lowers the compulsory attendance age from 7- to 6-years-old.  While their intentions are good, bill sponsors may have failed to consider how that change would affect home schools. A homeschool parent posted the following comment on the North Carolinians for Home Education Facebook page: It requires earlier opening of homeschools. It requiresContinue Reading

Voices for Choices

Americans for Prosperity NC has a fantastic new website, Voices for Choices.  As part of their statewide launch, AFP-NC released a short film about the impact of school choice expansion in North Carolina.

NC home schools: 107,000 students strong

Today, the NC Division of Non-Public Education released home school statistics for the 2014-15 school year.  It was a remarkable year for North Carolina’s home schools. Not only was there a 9 percent increase in the number of homeschoolers statewide, the homeschool population eclipsed 100,000 students for the first time. Over the last four schoolContinue Reading

Budget proposes moving DNPE into Governor’s Office

The Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) is a small office housed in the Department of Administration.  DNPE oversees over 61,000 home schools and around 700 private schools throughout North Carolina.  Governor McCrory’s budget recommends placing DNPE “under a unified office attached to the Governor’s Office.” If the measure survives the lengthy budget process, it wouldContinue Reading