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June 9 | Volume 11 - 2022


Condition of Education

Historic decline in public school enrollment

  Total preK–12 public school enrollment in the United States declined 3% between fall 2019 and fall 2020, erasing a decade of steady growth, according to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2022 edition of the annual Condition of Education report to Congress. The drop represented the largest single-year decline in total public school enrollment since 1943, NCES said, and was concentrated in lower grades. The report also showed that students enrolled are completing more advanced math courses and more science courses, and fewer are dropping out before obtaining their high school diploma or GED. Access the "At a Glance" version (PDF) here.The congressionally mandated Condition of Education report includes 88 indicators — 52 of which were updated this year — summarizing the latest data on education nationwide from prekindergarten through post-secondary levels, and it includes workforce outcomes and international comparisons. The NCES serves as the statistical center of the U.S. Department of Education and the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

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Here's what North Carolina teachers said about their working conditions in 2022 

Facing continuing challenges this school year related to the pandemic, North Carolina teachers showed high levels of concern on a number of issues with a record-setting response rate on the latest NC Teacher Working Conditions Survey presented to the State Board of Education.



Kenan Fellows expands K-12 workforce education initiatives through STEMwork

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at N.C. State University recently announced the statewide expansion of STEMwork, a K-12 blended professional development program that gives educators the tools they need to establish and sustain education–industry partnerships with local STEM employers.


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DTL Grants win approval 

Digital teaching and learning in North Carolina is getting a boost from $1.15 million in grants to 13 school districts and charter schools during the 2022-23 school year to fund innovative improvement initiatives.



Public School Forum unveils new look

The new Public School Forum of North Carolina website is now live! Take some time to explore the site for the latest research on North Carolina public education, interactive resources and archived past work.



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

Technovation for Good

Technovation for Good at Appalachian State University is a program for rising high school seniors providing hands-on experiences with programming, cybersecurity, data analytics, mobile app development, sustainability and/or Internet of Things. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs available at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Horticulture Science Camp

This STEM camp part of the Lee County 4-H Summer Fun Series focuses on the biology and overall science behind the plant and insect world through hands-on activities. Recommended age is 9 to 12 years old. Registration is open until June 17. Use the button below for more and view other awesome 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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