Cultivating Equity in Education Through Equity-Mindedness

North Carolina’s At-Home Learning Initiative

The At-Home Learning Initiative was created to help solve remote learning gaps across the state, specifically for 16.9% of public school students who have a lack of access to a stable internet connection. With funds from NCDPI through the CARES Act, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation facilitated the creation and implementation of 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students as part of the initiative for remote education. One hundred and forty-four of those lessons for PreK-3 will air on PBS North Carolina. Reaching over 5.3 million households statewide on free public television, PBS NC could fill gaps in access through the new Classroom Connection program.

A teacher instructs a student work on a computer in a computer lab A teacher instructs a student work on a computer in a computer lab

MSEN Program Brings STEM Experiences to Rural Students

MSEN is a STEM enrichment program that provides 6-12 grade students from underserved populations with experiences that will equip them to attend a four-year college or university to pursue majors in STEM fields. The NC State MSEN program has served 284 students through their Saturday Academy program and currently holds a class or after-school club in five middle schools and two high schools.

Educators Share Lessons From the NC Conference for Educational Equity

More than 2,600 people from public schools, businesses and community organizations registered for the NC Conference for Educational Equity. Hear lessons learned from these attendees in this event recap.