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

Caroline Parker reports on the stories of rural North Carolina 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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How to route Wi-Fi for students who need internet access

How do you get Wi-Fi to students when they aren’t in a school building? How much does it cost? How...

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First Vote NC: Helping teach civic engagement in the classroom

On June 3, 2020, First Vote NC hosted a webinar to provide information about the program and election simulation platform....

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Rural Talk: Water, the hidden challenge in rural NC

How are water and wastewater infrastructure a hidden challenge for rural North Carolinians? Community water is both privately and publicly...

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Students get a head start on engineering degrees with STEM Pathways at Johnston Community College

Johnston Community College (JCC) is welcoming 30 rising ninth-graders to its campus this August through a new dual enrollment initiative...

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Rural Talk: Shelter during a pandemic and the affordable housing crisis

How many North Carolinian households are considered cost-burdened? According to 2012 data by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies,...

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Rural Talk: The state of rural health care

What does a well-functioning health care system require? In the third installment of Rural Talk: A Virtual Advocacy Speaker Series by...

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Rural Talk: Why do small businesses matter?

According to a 2019 report from the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA), there were 30.7 million small businesses in the...

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Creating your own lightboard: You don’t need the classroom to teach seamlessly

What do you get when you combine a storm door, Google Meet, and Davidson County Community College (DCCC) educator John...

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Rural Talk: When will broadband access make it the last mile?

On Thursday, May 7, the NC Rural Center and Rural Counts kicked off Rural Talk: A Virtual Advocacy Speaker Series...

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Kenan Fellows Program announces 2020-2021 cohort

On National Teacher Appreciation Day, the Kenan Fellows Program announced its newest cohort of education leaders in North Carolina. This...

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The joy of math: An interview with Dr. Hollylynne Lee

Hollylynne Lee’s first teaching job was in Dare County in 1991. She started out as a mathematics teacher working in...

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Rutherford County Schools receive COVID-19 assistance from a local business: Facebook

In 2012, a Facebook Data Center arrived in Forest City, North Carolina, a town in Rutherford County. Along with the...