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Greetings from the NAPE staff and larger community. I hope this message finds you well as we enter into the holiday season, my favorite time of the year. This fall was filled with exciting work at the state and local levels, as well as national initiatives focused on closing equity gaps in career and technical education, STEM, and education in general. This week we will co-host the final Perkins V Implementation Meeting with Advance CTE, ACTE, and AACC in Baltimore, Maryland. We have valued the opportunity to connect with many of you at the meetings in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Minneapolis, as well as through virtual webinars and technical assistance calls. Our Perkins V webpage has helpful resources to assist with state and local planning, and please let us know if other resources would be helpful in your work.

Each of you is a part of a Virtual Learning Community of nearly 10,000 educators, administrators, staff, and advocates who are invested in working each day to help every student to realize their potential in education and careers. In late April, we will convene the 40th National Summit for Educational Equity in Arlington, Virginia, to bring together our community to share best practices, connect, network, recharge, and advocate for our students, especially those whose voices are often not heard. I encourage you to consider submitting a proposal for this year's Summit. The Call for Proposals has been extended to mid-December, and I encourage you to attend this year's Summit, either as an individual or as a member of a team. Information on next year's convening is available at

As we approach the end of the year and the holiday season, I want to thank you for your partnership and investment in this critical work. I look forward to building on this momentum together in service to our students and their futures.

Warmest regards,
Read our FY2018 annual report

Throughout FY2018, NAPE experienced tremendous growth, and our work had a direct impact on educators and their students. We served as a leading voice in improving the equity provisions in Perkins V, engaged in the national dialogue to advocate for and promote equity, and provided professional development and technical assistance across the United States. 
Click here to view our 2018 Annual Report and see how, with your help, we successfully advocated for and promoted equity in education and the workforce.
The Key to Fixing the Gender Gap in Math and Science: Boost Women's Confidence
The Conversation
12th-grade girls with the highest levels of confidence in their mathematics ability with challenging material are more three times more likely to major in math-heavy STEM fields than girls with the lowest levels of confidence. Read More >>
Racial Bias and Gender Bias Examples in AI Systems
Alex Fefegha, POCIT
This article is a snippet from the postgraduate thesis of Alex Fefegha, the amazing technologist and founder of Comuzi. Here he breaks down concrete examples of racism and sexism perpetrated by A.I. Read More >>
Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists
Virginia Gewin, Nature
Roles on the screen largely reinforce the message that scientists are white men. Read More >>
Michelle Obama on Improving STEM Education for Girls
Ryan D'Agostino, Popular Mechanics
The former first lady tells Popular Mechanics how STEM education in the U.S. could better serve young women. Read More >>
UNL Provides Stimulating Environment, Opportunities for Women in STEM
Lauryn Higgins, The Daily Nebraskan 
Alicia Johnson said pursuing a biochemistry doctorate as an African-American woman makes her feel like she's living under a magnifying glass with the added pressure from being a minority. Read More >>
Racist Hackers Tried to Ruin Their Chances in a NASA Competition. Six Months Later, They're Undeterred.
Perry Stein, The Washington Post
Bria Snell, India Skinner and Mikayla Sharrieff, left to right, all 17, have had a hectic few months since racists attempted to thwart their entry in a science competition. Read More >>
DeafTEC Shares Top Ten Things Student Veterans Would Like Faculty to Know
Madeline Patton, ATE Impacts
As part of its effort  to bring more people who are deaf and hard of hearing into the STEM workforce, DeafTEC's Project Good to Go works with California community colleges to provide resources for faculty who teach large numbers of military veterans. Read More >>
State of the States: A Report to the Nation
Million Women Mentors
The Report details events, initiatives, and progress from across the Million Women Mentors States Movement over the past year, and commits to goals for 2019. Read More >>
"Enough Is Enough": Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment
Amy Harmon, The New York Times
Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach. Read More >>
This Latina NASA Engineer Shares How Community Helps When Pursuing A STEM Career
Vivian Nunez, Forbes
Below Marquez shares advice she has for Latinas who are looking to pursue a career in STEM, how she's navigated community building, and what's next for her at NASA. Read More >>
More Than 80% of Women in Tech Would Recommend Tech Career to Young Women
Clare McDonald, Computer Weekly has found that a majority of women in the technology industry would recommend a career in the sector to young women in schools, as well as to female undergrads. Read More >>
STEM4: The Power of Collaboration for Change
Advance CTE et al.
This report outlines three principles and corresponding recommendations to drive and implement outstanding STEM education research and practices. Read More >>
NAPE's whereabouts in December and January
12/1: ACTE Vision, STEM CTE Symposium (TX)
12/1: Ft. Worth ISD Micromessaging Academy (TX) 12/5-7: Perkins V Regional Conference 4 (MD)
12/10: Micromessaging to Reach and Teach Every Student, Mercyhurst University (PA)
12/13: Mesquite ISD Program Improvement Process for Equity (TX)
12/17: Ohio Data Equity Professional Development
12/19: Illinois Nontraditional Occupations Summit (IL)
1/3: #1629 Lorrain County JVC Nontraditional Occupations (OH)
1/18: E3 Alliance PIPE (TX)

Perkins V news 
The Department of Education (DOE) is proposing a revision to the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) to reflect changes made by Perkins V. DOE proposes to collect narrative information and fiscal status reports through the CAR and performance data through the ED Facts Submission System.  
A Federal Register notice invites comments on the draft CAR revisions until January 7, 2019.
A Federal Register notice invites comments on the proposed EDFacts Information Collection package until January 7, 2019. 
NGCP National Webinar: Bridging the 'Encouragement Gap' in STEM+C, December 6, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific  
2018 Computer Science Education Week: NGCP Schedule of Activities
National Apprenticeship Week recap: Videos, Twitter chat, and CESNA's Apprenticeship in Review

Lockheed Martin has launched a new scholarship program to provide opportunities to students who want to build their talents and change the world!  
NCWIT's Computer Science Is for Everyone toolkit offers insights and guidance to help adult influencers ensure that all young people understand the value of a CS education, and feel welcomed and empowered to succeed.