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May 5, 2016 - Volume 9

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Public feedback sought on high school
math standards in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is inviting parents, educators and others to provide feedback regarding proposed revisions to the content standards for high school math courses Math I, II and III in North Carolina. The online survey survey is available through May 20. As proposed, the changes could go into effect as early as this fall. NCDPI reviews the state’s Standard Course of Study on a five-year cycle per subject, and mathematics is currently under review. The State Board of Education approves content standards for all subjects. In other news from the State Board of Education, State Superintendent June Atkinson and State Board chair Bill Cobey presented their budget requests to the House Education Appropriations Committee this week. You can read more about it below along with news on Kenan Fellows, North Carolina New Schools and more. As always we welcome your thoughts. Please tweet us @NCSTEM. Enjoy your e-Update!

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State Board of Education hands its wish list to legislators

The State Board of Education is asking lawmakers for a little more than $231 million for the 2016-17 school year. State Superintendent June Atkinson and State Board chair Bill Cobey presented their budget requests to the N.C. House Education Appropriations Committee this week.

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USDoE says STEM is the future of the economy

The White House hosted the Early STEM Symposium this week to promote STEM education for young children by public and private partnerships while the president plans to take new actions to promote STEM education in the U.S.

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North Carolina New Schools closes its doors

North Carolina New Schools, a nonprofit that has helped coach teachers and principals at nearly 100 high schools in the state and has received millions of dollars in funding, is shutting down.

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Durham, Chapel Hill considered best places for STEM grads in 2016

According to a new poll produced by NerdWallet, Durham and Chapel Hill are two of the best places for STEM graduates this year.

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STEM Spotlight

Kenan Fellows announces 2016-17 fellowship recipients

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The Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development has named the 41 recipients of this year's fellowship awards. Click image above for more on this year's cohort.


Resources & Tools

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North Carolina Statewide STEM Strategy

STEM Education Data and Trends

Race to the Top State-by-State analysis

The Connectory

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Elementary STEM Implementation Rubric

Middle School STEM Implementation Rubric

High School STEM Implementation Rubric

STEM Attributes for North Carolina Schools

NC STEM ScoreCard

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U.S. Department of Education

North Carolina Network of Grantmakers

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

NC STEM Center Funding Resources

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STEM Grants & Awards

NEF CyberLearning STEM Grants for schools

NEF’s STEM+ Academy Grant

STEM Trivia

Last issue's STEM Trivia question: What famous telescope turned 26 last month and what gorgeous new image has been added to its heritage gallery in celebration of its anniversary? The answer is the Hubble Telescope and a full photo of the Bubble Nebula. Thanks for participating and all the correct answers!

Let's see how well you do with this week's question ...

Facebook recently paid a 10-year-old Finnish boy $10,000 for doing what?

Think you know the answer? Click here to submit your response to @NCSTEM. If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you). We’ll announce winners in the next e-Update!

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Upcoming STEM Events

What's New?

The NC STEM Center has entered into a partnership with The Connectory, the go-to place for families to discover local STEM opportunities for the children in their lives and for program providers to find partners with which to collaborate. Visit the new Find Opportunities page to browse upcoming opportunities.

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U.S. News STEM Solutions Leadership Conference

Moogfest 2016

STEMmy Awards

Do you have an event coming up and want people to know about it?

Send us your event information to include in a future NC STEM e-Update

Thank You!

Regional STEM Resources

Greenhouse STEM Education Labs and Urban Farms

Greenhouse STEM Education Labs promotes urban sustainability by providing 21st century classrooms. A project of the SEED Foundation of North Carolina, these labs are leading new generations toward innovative global climate solutions. Click image or button below to learn more about this valuable STEM resource in North Carolina.

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Learn more more about STEM programs in your community, click here. Become a member of NC STEM Center today. Joining is free and easy. Logged-in members get access to grant opportunities and the ability to promote their STEM programs and events.

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