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May 26 | Volume 10 - 2022


New State Report

NC students are behind due to pandemic

  Many North Carolina students are months and in some cases more than a year behind where they should be academically in reading and math as a result of learning loss during the pandemic, according to a new report from the N.C. Office of Learning Recovery and Acceleration. The report out this week elaborates that elementary and middle school students ended last school year 2.25 months to 7.75 months behind how they should have been doing on state reading exams. The gap was even wider on state math exams, with students in several grade levels ending the 2020-21 school year more than one school year behind academically. The state report is the latest in a string of studies that have found that students across the nation experienced learning gaps during the pandemic. Click or tap to here to access the report.

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AEOP helps best friends find STEM success 

Jack, Cameron, and Colin are a research team, and three best friends, from North Carolina who have always been passionate about STEM. Since high school, they have made it their mission to find extracurricular STEM programs and volunteer activities. However, something was missing: the opportunity to participate in more hands-on STEM projects where they could apply their knowledge. Brandon Stallard, their teacher, found the solution: the Army Educational Outreach Program, or AEOP.



Present a session at BTG 2022

The deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2022 Bridging the Gap Conference this October in Research Triangle Park is June 21. Presentation categories include STEM for all, Citizen Science, Spanning Silos, and more. Use the link below to learn more and to share your resources and best practices in STEM education.



Meet the 2022 NCISC Winners 

The North Carolina SMT Center is pleased to highlight the 2022 winners of the N.C. International Science Challenge. The NCISC is offered jointly by the SMT Center and the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Use the link below to learn more about this year's students.



Greene named 2022 Principal of the Year

Dr. Patrick Greene, principal of Greene Central High School in Greene County, has been named the 2022 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year.



Apply for 2022-2023 Rural Teacher Leader Cohort

The Public School Forum of North Carolina is excited to announce that the 2022 -2023 Rural Teacher Leader Network (RTLN) Cohort applications are now live.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

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




Featured Program

Compass Youth Center

Compass Youth Center in Warrenton, provides educational opportunities and services designed to empower and engage our youth. With the goal of assisting at-risk population, Compass also aim to combat the school-to-prison pipeline and promote development for all. Use the button below to learn more and view other great programs available at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Roller City

Participate in a unique experience in Jacksonville that gets kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Campers will understand that STEM concepts can be found in everyday experiences - even Roller Skating! This is one science class students will never forget! Use the button below for more and view other great STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.







Why Vaccines Matter: From Lab to Clinic to Community

The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR) is partnering with Wake Forest School of Medicine to present Why Vaccines Matter: From Laboratory to Clinic to Community, a free one-day in-person workshop Friday, June 24, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Winston-Salem. Learn more.





National Summer Learning Week

National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed in the year. This year, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is bringing back themes that you can use to highlight activities during the celebration and has brand new resources for families to enjoy, both in-person and virtual, right in their community. Learn more.



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