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The NCHEA normally sends out legislative information via NCHEA Legislative Alerts to NCHEA members.  We are using the Legislative Issues web pages only for unspecified special situations.  

Thirteen 2016 Homeschooled Olympians

With the Olympics in full swing, I thought it would be fun to do a little digging into 2016 homeschooled Olympic athletes.  I'm sure there are many more, but this is what I found with Google and 30 minutes.   Laurie Hernandez -- Gymnast. Yep, that spunky little...

The Secret to Less Stress in Your Schedule

Maybe this secret is well-known to homeschoolers today, but it took me twenty-one years of homeschooling before I heard about it and tried it. The "secret" is using a flexible schedule design with a "free from textbook" day each week. I started out my homeschool...

Have a Child with Dyslexia?

  Nebraska Dyslexia Association Presents: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 St. Andrew’s Methodist Church 15050 W. Maple Rd., Omaha, NE 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Q & A Panel to follow movie The movie will touch hearts, invoke questions, and clear up misunderstandings about...

James 1:27 Plan

A Nebraska homeschool family recently, and unexpectedly, lost its husband and father.  The needs are great as financial support is limited to death benefits which are small and won’t be available for a time.  As the family strives to maintain their shared vision of...

We’ve added the 2015 Vendor List!

Want to see who's going to be a vendor at the 2015 Curriculum Fair?  We've just added the list.  Take some time to read and figure out which booths you want to be sure to visit!

A Professor’s Dream

At the recent NCHEA Legislative Day. we were privileged to hear from Governor Pete Ricketts, Lt. Governor Mike Foley, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mike Heavican, Chief Deputy Attorney General Dave Bydalek, representatives of other state offices, and fifteen...

Setting the Stage for Conflict

During the nineteenth century, every state in the country abandoned the Biblical view that the education of children is a parental responsibility, and each one set up a system of government schools that made all children eligible to be educated at public expense. ...

Nebraska Homeschool Pioneers

In the spring of 1997, I felt the stories of the pioneers who blazed the trail for homeschool freedom in Nebraska needed to be told. I wrote a booklet entitled "Victory in Jesus," subtitled "The Battle For Christian Educational Freedom in Nebraska 1977-1984." The...

Christmas Chaos

As homeschool moms, we've all been there—too much to do in too little time. I remember the month of December as especially hectic: presents to buy and wrap, goodies to bake, decorations to put up, and special meals to make. And then a mom was also expected to have a...