Alisa Herr

Alisa Herr is the former chief technical officer of EducationNC.

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digiLEARN: Uniting educators and entrepreneurs

“How can we create an environment that increases opportunities for educators and entrepreneurs to collaborate?” This was the question on everybody’s brains...

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Facebook’s TechPrep seeks to diversify tech with outreach to minority families

On a beautiful summer evening, the gym at the Emily K Center in Durham was packed — not for a...

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How one school program gave students wings

If you walked into the courtyard at Kingswood Elementary last Tuesday or Wednesday — anytime during school hours except for...

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Celebrating STEM at the NC Science Festival

Saturday was a cold and blustery — yet sunny — day. Nevertheless, the UNC Science Expo had been on our...

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Introducing the EdData Dashboard

Often people disagree about the facts. But data can help us find common ground. We think good data leads to...

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Former N.C. Gov. Perdue leads SXSW panel on innovations and challenges for classroom tech

Former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue led a South by Southwest (SXSW) Education forum on Wednesday on how education technology can...

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Opportunity for teachers: Duke Energy offers $75,000 for classroom STEM projects

Duke Energy is offering to help teachers develop new, engaging ways to help students reach their full learning potential. Through a...

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Schools, businesses partner to enrich student learning

Last Tuesday, business leaders from 43 companies and organizations gathered with educators at Biogen in RTP for the annual STEM and...

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5 predictions for STEM in 2016

I always loved math and science when I was in school. Solving problems and discovering how things work always got...

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Innovation in practice at Kingswood Elementary

When I attended Kingswood Elementary in Cary as a kindergartener in 1989, it was a pilot year for Wake County’s year-round program....

 

NC STEM Center e-Update: Best of STEM in North Carolina for 2015

Twice a month the NC STEM Center provides an e-update on what’s happening in STEM, and their latest edition is...

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Young women leaders prepare to take on the world: Chelsea Clinton visits Raleigh school

“I think we often don’t know where we’re going to wind up when we start.” –Chelsea Clinton For the last school...