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Aug. 22 | Volume 15 - 2019

  Education Next releases 2019 poll results

The 2019 Education Next Poll released this week reveals the politics and policies of education - with some surprises. The 13th annual poll of American public opinion on education policy finds that presidential candidates proposing “free” college and pay increases for teachers will find backing for these policies among voters, but school vouchers and tax credits to fund scholarships to private schools are also popular. Support for raising teacher pay is higher now than at any point during the past decade, according to poll results, and there are interesting findings regarding school choice. For the first time, the poll also presents the views of high school students, who rate their high schools less favorably than their parents and are less likely to support measures to strengthen school security. This year Education Next surveyed more than 3,000 adults and students nationally. Interactive graphics present 2019 findings and trends going back as far as 2007 on some questions. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a statement following the release of the 2019 poll this week. You might also want to listen to the EdNext Podcast with Editor-in-chief Marty West and Senior Editor Paul E. Peterson discussing the 2019 poll. Please enjoy your e-Update. Tweet us @NCSTEM with feedback or thoughts about this issue or future ones.


North Wilkesboro Elementary recognized as Singapore Mathematics Model School

In 2011, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund set out to explore the effectiveness of an innovative way to teach elementary mathematics that was showing evidence of improving outcomes for students, commonly referred to as Singapore Mathematics. This year, North Wilkesboro Elementary was formally recognized by BWF as a Model School for Singapore Mathematics.



Deadline extended for Kenan Fellows JoITL

The Journal for Interdisciplinary Teacher Leadership is accepting articles to be published in its December 2019 issue. The deadline has been extended to Sept. 13.



Applications for PRISM open in September

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund's Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics, or PRISM, grant applications for 2019 selections opens to North Carolina teachers Sept. 16.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. Currently, there are more than a dozen opportunities listed in the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.




Featured Program

North Carolina Women in Aviation

From aircraft mechanics to pilots, this group of women support and encourage young girls and women in the aviation industry. Girls in Aviation Day will be held on Oct. 19 in Charlotte. Learn more. Click or tap the button below to view more great programs at NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Carolina Raptor Center

Celebrate all things vulture during International Vulture Awareness Day at Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville. This event is free with regular admission to the center on Sept. 7. Learn more. Click or tap button below to view all the STEM opportunities at NC STEM Center.




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Live from the International Space Station

NC State University and the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will host a live video Q&A on Aug. 30 with NASA astronaut Christina Koch, an alumna of both institutions who is currently serving as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. You don't need to register to attend – just come on over. Learn more.





Bridging the Gap Conference

The 8th Annual Bridging the Gap Conference will be in October at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. The annual event is organized by the N.C. Association for Biomedical Research. Learn more.





Color of Education 2019

The annual Color of Education summit in October is a one-day convening focused on race, equity and education in North Carolina. Full day tickets at the Raleigh Convention Center are currently sold out. Given the demand for the event, a wait list has been created should more tickets become available. To be added to the wait list, please click here.





NCREN Community Day 2019

Join MCNC in celebrating 35 years of the North Carolina Research and Education Network at NCREN Community Day 2019 this fall at the Durham Convention Center. Save by registering before Oct. 1. Learn more.



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