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Aug. 5 | Volume 14 - 2021

Return to School Roadmap

Federal guidance available for 2021-2022 School Year

  The U.S. Department of Education has released the Return to School Roadmap, a resource to support students, schools, educators, and communities as they prepare to return to safe, healthy in-person learning this fall. The Roadmap provides key resources and support for students, parents, educators, and school communities and lays out actionable strategies to implement updated CDC guidance for K-12 schools. The following materials are available: a fact sheet for schools, families, and communities on the Return to School Roadmap, reviewing the three “Landmark” priorities, and elevating schools and districts that are addressing each in effective ways; a guide for schools and districts outlining what schools can do to protect the health and safety of students; and a checklist that parents can use to prepare themselves and their children for a safe return to in-person learning. Over the coming weeks, additional resources will be made available to schools, districts, and directly to parents and students as part of the Return to School Roadmap. You can read the full announcement here.

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Murky Waters: NC CAP offers new STEM lesson

The North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs is proud to showcase a new STEM Lesson: Murky Waters. This lesson asks youth to analyze the impacts of the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis and the importance of access to clean water sources. Use the text link to access this specific lesson; use the button below to access all available NC CAP STEM lessons. Each lesson includes Spanish translations.



White House announces 2021 HBCU Scholars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has announced its eighth cohort of HBCU Scholars, recognizing 86 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, civic engagement and more. Seven were selected from North Carolina this year.



Teacher’s social media science reaches millions

Throughout the pandemic, Duke Energy supported teachers like Mrs. B. as they found new ways to teach and engage students. Learn how this teacher in Charlotte boosted engagement in science leveraging social media.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. We recently added many new listings within the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.




Featured Program

UMO - STEM on the Green

The University of Mount Olive annually has hosted over 700 third graders from Wayne and Duplin Counties for STEM on the Green. But, because of COVID-19, this year’s event has been converted into STEM on the “Screen” virtual event. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Learn Micro:Bit Workshop

Intrigued by electronics and the wizardry of computer programming? In this workshop by Triad Youth Makers on Aug. 7 in Winston-Salem, you'll have a great time learning to use the mini-computer called the ‘BBC Micro:Bit'!. Use the button below for more and view other STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




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Digging Deeper: A Conversation on the Impact of HB 324

Join the Public School Forum tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 6) at 11 a.m. via Zoom for the second of their virtual Town Hall Series - Digging Deeper: A Conversation on the Impact of HB 324 on Students, Educators and Classrooms. Learn more.





2021 (virtual) Color of Education Summit

Join the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity, along with partners, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, in critical conversations centered on addressing issues of racial equity and education at this year's Color of Education Summit in October. Learn more.





Save the Date: MCNC Community Day returns in 2021

MCNC's signature Community Day event returns on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Durham Convention Center. At this time time, there will be options to attend either in-person or virtually, and will include sessions on broadband, cybersecurity, and other vital initiatives affecting communities across North Carolina. Registration details will be forthcoming; follow updates on social media using #MCNCDay2021.



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