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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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

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

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How the NC Teacher of the Year engages students in STEM

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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....

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Telling stories through music with the NC Symphony

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Celebrating wonder with NC Science Olympiad

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Reaching the ‘Mount Olympus’ of instruction: Caesar Campana of Clay County

In 1988, NASA called on American students to name the newest space shuttle in honor of Christa McAuliffe, a high...

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Transplanting traditions through food and farming

Transplanting Traditions, a community farm in Chapel Hill, works with 25 families on eight acres and, as of the 2018...

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God’s Garden: Giving thanks for neighbors feeding neighbors

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Hogs in Hayesville: Sustainable agriculture and a sign of hope

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Open Hearts Bakery: Serving up economic opportunity with a side of pie

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