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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C4C: How the United Methodist Church supports our students

Nobody knows what a child is worth And the world must wait and see For every person in an honored...

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Heal here first: Notes from the 2019 Convocation on the Rural Church

On the second day of The Duke Endowment’s Convocation on the Rural Church, all of the air was sucked out...

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STEM teacher shares lasting impressions from a trip to India

In August 2017, Sallie Senseney, a science teacher from Yancey County, and a group of 10 North Carolina education leaders...

 

Lessons learned from two years as a lab school

“Whole school, whole community, whole child” This is the slogan painted in a hallway of Jackson County’s Smokey Mountain High...

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Anchor institutions of North Carolina: Rural faith leaders gather in Burlington

“What is your story? What is your relationship with your constantly evolving story? How do you hold, fold, carry, or...

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Changing the narrative: Embracing the power of hospitality

“What does it mean to be human, and how will we be connected?” asked Krista Tippett, founder of the On...

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Building a just food system for all: Notes from RAFI’s Come to the Table conference

“What does it mean to create a system that is good and just for…every human being?” Kristen Richardson-Frick of The...

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Sources of Strength: A school and church working together for suicide prevention

“What keeps you up at night?” Sue Boggs, missions coordinator at Smith Grove United Methodist Church asked Jenny McPherson, lead...

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ReCONNECTING with faith communities

Kylie Foley has been with the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) since 2016, working with faith leaders and rural North Carolina...

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Brunswick Community College: ‘Making ideas happen’

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” This quote from Scott Belsky is found painted on the wall...

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Faithfully serving rural North Carolina

What does rural mean? The word evokes personal definitions. For those who live in settings considered rural, it could mean...

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A field trip to see the Greensboro Four

The lunch counter is a sheen black, set with salt and pepper shakers, coffee mugs, plates, and a cake platter....