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May 19

Perspective | Exploring North Carolina’s Aspiring Superintendent Program

In our last installment, we met three representatives from the North Carolina School Superintendent Association (NCSSA). Jack Hoke is the Executive Director who drives the mission to support the state’s educational leaders through professional development, legislative advocacy, legal consulting, and a wealth of networking opportunities. Dr. Rob Jackson has seven... read more →
May 03

Perspective | The Shining Stars of Superintendency

The school superintendency is one of the most challenging, but also can be one of the most rewarding position in education. This school year, nearly a quarter of all North Carolina school districts will be led by a superintendent with a year or less of experience. Many of these superintendents... read more →
Apr 07

Perspective | Hawks Nest soars to STEM School of Distinction

Congratulations to Hawks Nest STEAM Academy for being recognized as a Model STEM School of Distinction! Located in Gaston, N.C., Hawks Nest home to 350 students K-5 whose education is driven by scientific investigation, enthusiasm for problem solving, and a creative spark that puts the “A” in the STEAM Academy.... read more →
Mar 03

Perspective | Explore summer programming at NCSSM

Although many students count the days until summer vacation starts, plenty of students also look forward to the summer sessions at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) and this year should be no exception. Classes are open to rising 5th through 12th graders from anywhere in the... read more →
Feb 01

Perspective | Lakeshore Elementary named a STEM School of Distinction

Congratulations to Lakeshore Elementary School for being recognized as a STEM School of Distinction! Located in Mooresville, NC, Lakeshore is home to about 680 Kindergarten through 5th graders for whom the focus on STEM education is part of every problem they tackle, every assignment they work to complete, and every... read more →
Jan 06

Perspective | NC Students excel at international STEM competition

The North Carolina International Science Challenge (NCISC) is a high school STEM competition that crowns a select group of talented students to represent their schools (and their nation) in the Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition every spring. While this past year posed unique challenges for these students and, while the... read more →
Dec 13

Perspective | STEM leaders share their favorite holiday gifts

To say that the holidays this year will be different from any we’ve known before would be the understatement of the year! So, why not make your gift giving something to remember this year? Leave the socks on the shelf and instead focus on gifts that will stimulate the mind,... read more →
Nov 18
Oct 11

Perspective | The ‘rural sauce’ and how zip codes don’t define success

One thing all great scientists, pioneers, and discoverers have in common is their insatiable curiosity. Secretary Machelle Sanders of the N.C. Department of Administration is no exception to that rule, attacking every mystery with a “why” and transforming possibilities into achievements by asking “what if?” Raised in Belhaven, N.C., Sec.... read more →
Oct 11

NC STEM e-Update (Oct. 8, 2020)

Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is now available for you. View NC STEM e-Update in your browser by clicking here. Not receiving an e-update? Click here to subscribe and get your personalized copy sent directly to... read more →