• Vision 2015: Technology Panel Report

    The North Carolina New Schools Project (NCNSP) is reaching out across the state and nation for input and recommendations as its Board of Directors builds Vision 2015: Scaling Excellence in Public Education. NCNSP's mission is to accelerate systemic, sustainable innovation in secondary schools across the state, with the vision that every student in North Carolina graduates ready for college, careers and life. 

    As part of the Vision 2015 process, Jim Whitehurst, president & CEO of Red Hat, hosted the Technology Strategic Planning Forum on Tuesday, February 21, 201 and a follow-up session to respond to initial recommendations on March 20, 201 at the Red Hat Headquarters in Raleigh, NC. Whitehurst convened a panel of experts to hear and provide feedback to national and statewide authorities on technology and education. The information gathered in the forum provided NCNSP with guidance and recommendations for tapping the vast cultural, scientific and technological assets of North Carolina to ensure that schools evolve as engines of creativity and invention, equipping and inspiring future innovators, leaders and citizens.

    14 MAY 2012


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  • INNOVATOR April 19, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Creativity a key focus at STEM conference
    - STEM students show learning by doing
    - STEP candidates chosen from strong field
    - Meet an Innovator: David Peele
    - And more news from New Schools...

    19 APR 2012


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  • INNOVATOR March 22, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Making STEM education work for NC (by Sam Houston)
    - Regional school opening in Northeast NC
    - April conference puts STEM center stage 
    - Report cites NC for graduation rate gains
    - Teacher survey: professional climate key
    - And more news from the schools...

    22 MAR 2012


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  • INNOVATOR Feb. 14, 2012

    In this issue:
    - Revisit dropout age; focus on innovation (commentary from Maurice Green, superintendent of Guilford County Schools)  
    - Dropouts fall in NCNSP-partner schools
    - STEM teacher program seeks applicants
    - NCNSP in national drive for STEM teachers  
    - New website focuses on STEM resources
    - More News from New Schools ...

    14 FEB 2012


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  • NC STEM Education Strategic Plan

    North Carolina is poised to lead the nation with vibrant STEM-based education and economic systems. It is time for North Carolina to connect the many "islands of excellence" across the state into a bright future for all its citizens and communities. To build and maintain the world-class workforce needed to ensure economic prosperity in a global market, North Carolina must focus on the following three priorities and measure our progress against these strategies:

    - Priority 1: Increasing our student, educator and institutional STEM Achievement
    - Priority 2: Gaining and sustaining broader community understanding and support for education innovations that support our economic needs
    - Priority 3: Connecting, leveraging & increasing STEM Resources across public and private sectors to improve our citizens and their economic future

    Click the "DOWNLOAD" button to view the PDF for the complete state STEM strategy from NC DPI.

    13 FEB 2012


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  • JAM REPORT: Bringing the Best of Early College to Scale

    From the Middle College National Consortium (MCNC), NCNSP, Jobs for the Future and other partners, this summary report includes discussions and findings from the 2011 online JAM about "Bringing the Best of Early College to Scale."

    3 FEB 2012


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  • INNOVATOR Jan. 18, 2012

    In this issue:
    - New Year brings new initiatives for NCNSP  
    - Leaders help plan for scaling up innovation
    - STEM teacher prep program wins approval
    - Good teaching leads to better life outcomes
    - More News from New Schools ...

    18 JAN 2012


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  • INNOVATOR Dec. 13, 2011

    In this issue:
    - Recognizing quality in NC's STEM schools
    - Educators meet to sharpen focus on goals
    - Latest school data on NC report card site
    - Kenan Fellows seeking innovative teachers
    - and more news about secondary school innovation

    13 DEC 2011


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  • INNOVATOR Nov. 8, 2011

    In this issue:
    - Help wanted: Employees with advanced skills
    - NC leaders honor schools for graduating all  
    - Teachers share strategies at STEM symposium
    - NC hosting national STEM conference in 2012
    - and more news about secondary school innovation

    8 NOV 2011


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  • INNOVATOR Oct. 4, 2011

    In this issue:
    (click link for HTML version or click date above for PDF version)
    -Postsecondary success true test of readiness
    -NCNSP wins federal grant to train new teachers
    -Wake-NCSU Early College featured in Ed Week
    -FutureReady: New forum for education reform

    4 OCT 2011


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