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June 22 | Volume 12 - 2023

Federal and state funding opportunities

available to support educators


  The U.S. Department of Education has announced the availability of more than $368 million in new grant opportunities through the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program and the Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive program that advance investments in teacher recruitment and retention. Read full announcement. These investments particularly prioritize promoting educator diversity and career advancement and leadership opportunities for effective educators tied to increased compensation. To support applicants in applying for these grant opportunities, the U.S. DoE offers a series of resources, including pre-applicant webinars to provide technical assistance available online. Locally, financial assistance is now available to new and pre-service teachers in North Carolina facing the cost of taking state-required license exams. Under a new initiative, TeachNC, a teacher recruitment resource within NCDPI, is providing reimbursements for licensing exam costs or study materials for licensing exams, which can average at or above $450. Get more information and details here

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Duke to expand aid for NC and SC students

Beginning in the fall 2023 semester, Duke University will provide full tuition grants for undergraduate students admitted to Duke from North Carolina and South Carolina whose family incomes are $150,000 or less.



Discovery has summer learning resources 

Take summer learning to the next level with Discovery Education's STEM Careers Coalition student resources and afterschool activities! Empower students to re-imagine STEM with career readiness resources, career profile videos, interactive sessions, and more.



Report: Western North Carolina after 3 p.m. 

In partnership with the Dogwood Health Trust Fund, the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs conducted a landscape analysis of afterschool and out-of-school opportunities for students in the 18 Western N.C. counties and the Qualla Boundary. This comprehensive report gives detailed insight into the state of afterschool in this area of the state and highlights some of the biggest challenges these communities face in delivering programming.



Find STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. If you have a job opening, summer internship or both, let us know. Currently, there are almost a dozen positions listed in the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.







Developing Micro-credential Quality Assurance Standards to Attract and Retain Teachers

Join The Hunt Institute and digiLEARN for a deep dive into the growing world of micro-credentials as a means to keep and retain highly-skilled educators. This conversation will highlight best practices for developing and producing quality assurance standards related to micro-credentials and explore barriers (as well as solutions) to implementation. 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, and ensuring they return to school ready to succeed. This year the week-long celebration has five unique themes. Learn more.





2023 Smithsonian National Education Summit

Get ready for an exceptional professional learning opportunity on July 18-20 at the Smithsonian National Education Summit. This annual education conference offers in-person workshops at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., as well as online-specific sessions, so you can choose the format that best suits your needs. Learn more.





NCCAT Virtual Math Collaborative

Join NCCAT for this two-day virtual event to learn new math instructional strategies. An array of one-hour sessions intended for teachers in grades K-12 will focus on identified needs for math instruction. Come strengthen your math practices toolbox and leave ready to kick off the 2023-2024 school year with fresh ideas for your math classroom. Learn more.





Registration now open for NCBOLD

NCBOLD is a free digital teaching and learning conference hosted in each of North Carolina's eight educational regions between July 24 and Aug. 3. Sessions are created by and for public educators across the state. Space is limited to 400 educators at each location. Learn more.





Save the Date: 2023 Synergy Conference

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Synergy Conference on Nov. 13-14 at the Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill. Learn more.



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