Traveler. Hiker. Sports Fan. Road Warrior. Jillaroo.

Caroline Parker reports on stories at the intersection of faith and schools as well STEM education. She grew up in Franklin, Virginia but has traveled to and through six of the seven continents. Caroline attended the University of Georgia and graduated from the Grady School of Journalism. She is inspired by seeing new places and can call many places home.

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Using community connections to feed rural students when schools are closed

Beginning on March 16, Gov. Roy Cooper closed all North Carolina public schools. This left 1.5 million students at home...

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Promising Pages: Helping students become bookworms

On March 20, Promising Pages, a nonprofit organization that distributes books to underserved children, worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to...

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A little sunshine with the Hub Farm

On the first weekend of March, I found myself on a sunny Saturday surrounded by two troops of girls scouts...

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Classroom Central: Easing a burden on teachers through free supplies

In 2000, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce took more than 50 business leaders on a field trip of sorts. On...

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Distance learning lessons from our teachers of the year

Under the leadership of Mariah Morris, the 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, a cohort of...

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Preparing students for an ‘innovation economy’ with IBM and mindSpark Learning

What is the half-life of knowledge? Samuel Arbesman argues that facts change over time, and that half of what we...

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Durham Tech and Duke Energy: Training the lineworkers of the future

Michael Stutts was 23 years old when he took a job as a lineworker at Duke Energy. More than two...

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High school teachers: Engage your students in a simulated 2020 election with First Vote NC

First Vote NC aims to improve youth voter turnout by demystifying the voting process and making voting a habit before...

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Teaching outside the box in the outdoor classroom

Imagine yourself in a kindergarten classroom, staring outside the window into a small green space enclosed within the school. Not...

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Scholarships and sweets: Morganton churches come together to support Latina youth

What do Lutherans, Catholics, Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians have in common? In Morganton, they have a bakery and a unified...

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How the NC Teacher of the Year engages students in STEM

Mariah Morris, 2019 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year, passionately addressed a crowd about the state of...

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School choice week kicks off with charter innovation fair

On Saturday, charter schools from around North Carolina participated in a Charter School Innovation Showcase at the Raleigh Convention Center....