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Dear Friends,

This is the last time I will send you greetings from NAPE as the CEO. The past 23 years on the journey of growing NAPE has been incredibly rewarding for me professionally and personally. I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you and learning from you. The work that we are all doing to expand opportunities for girls, women, students of color, students with disabilities, English language learners, low-income students, LGBTQIA students--every student in CTE and STEM--is so incredibly important. It has been a privilege to work alongside all of you in this effort and to grow NAPE's expertise and resources in this work.

I am excited about handing the reins over to Dr. Ben Williams and to continuing to support NAPE as a consultant on a few special projects. I encourage you to provide input to NAPE's future and take advantage of all that it has to offer you today.

For access, equity and diversity,

NAPE's whereabouts
9/6: E3 Alliance PIPE (TX)
9 /7: Louisiana STEM Summit (LA)
9/11-13: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Leadership Conference and Gala (DC)
9/12-15: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (DC)
9/25: OH FY19 Nontraditional Summit (OH)
10/22-24: Advance CTE Fall Meeting (MD)
10/23-24: Moraine Park Technical College (WI)

Clusters of Black STEM Graduates Offer a Map for Future Investment
Andre M. Perry, Brookings
Businesses should pay attention to black communities' growth in cities. Read More >>
Detroit Classroom Doubles State Participation of Black Students in Computer Science
Last fall, Detroit teacher Zach Sweet began teaching AP Computer Science Principles with 35 students joining the inaugural class. Of those students, 63% were female, and 100% were underrepresented minorities. In the spring of 2018, his class alone marked a 225% increase in the number of Black students in the entire state of Michigan passing the exam from 2017 to 2018. Read More >>
Female, Minority Students Took AP Computer Science in Record Numbers
Ryan Suppe, USA TODAY
Female, black and Latino students took Advanced Placement computer science courses in record numbers, and rural student participation surged this year, as the College Board attracted more students to an introductory course designed to expand who has access to sought-after tech skills. Read More >>
How a Stereotype-Smashing Teen Founded the First All-Girl Muslim Robotics Team
Wendy McMahon, EdSurge
What can a 15-year-old from Chino Hills, CA do to help break down barriers and smash stereotypes? Zaina Siyed answered that question by creating the FemSTEM Robotics Scholarship Program, a free STEM program for Muslim girls aged 10 to 14. Read More >>
Too Little Aid for Low-Income STEM Majors?
Delece Smith-Barrow, The Hechinger Report
With an extra financial-aid boost, low-income students more likely to study science, technology, engineering or math, study finds. Read More >>
Decoding STEM/STEAM Report
The Toy Association
This report tackles the challenges, stigmas, and myths related to STEM/STEAM learning. The report explores the role of toys and play in teaching the concepts and provides valuable insights from experts to help you inspire and encourage students' interest in science, math, and related areas.Girl Scouts can now earn badges in robotics, computer science, space exploration, and more. Read More >>
How This Female Fortune 100 Executive Is Helping Women Advance In STEM Fields
Elana Lyn Gross, Forbes
Nicola Palmer, the chief network engineering officer at the Fortune 100 company Verizon, is committed to supporting the thousands of engineers she manages as well as helping girls and women gain the STEM skills that will help them make a positive impact in any industry. Read More >>
Spotlight on NAPE training

On August 3, NAPE's Meagan Pollock and Martina Sharp-Grier provided training on Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student and NAPE's Culture Wheel to the entire staff of the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School. They looked at equity through a STEM focus. Participants reported that "the NAPE representatives were strong teachers and fostered a highly engaged and productive environment." One participant stated that "this was life changing!"
NAPE has collaborated with FIRST to develop free training modules for coaches, mentors, volunteers, partners and other key stakeholders who work directly with students and are committing to create diverse, inclusive and equitable teams.

NGCP Webinar: You Can Help Inspire Middle School Girls to Explore Tech,September 25, 2018, 11:00 am Pacific

Fact Sheet from NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) provides professional school counselors with information and resources they can use to support ALL students as they explore computer science education and careers.

Infographics and Data from The Boss Magazine: Can STEM Education Future-Proof the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industries?