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Dear NAPE Pipeline Press Family,

Happy Halloween and welcome to our newest Members of our Virtual Learning Community,
Many exciting things have been happening in the world of broadening access and opportunity in STEM and CTE. Last week, NAPE partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to provide the first ATE Equity & Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders' Summit, which brought together teams from Minority Serving Institutions from across the country to build their capacity to submit NSF proposals to broaden participation in STEM through CTE. NAPE's PIPE process was used as a structure to help the teams plan for their work, and at the end of the week all of the participants were able to network and learn from each other at the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) PI Conference. I look forward to seeing the great work that they accomplish in their communities and states!

Last Friday, we participated with New America and its partners in launching the exciting new Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship, which is a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative to expand youth apprenticeship, to bridge gaps between high school, college, and well-paying jobs, and to close equity gaps in the participation, retention, and completion of students in these programs and pathways. Please see below for more information about this exciting and innovative project.

This week, we kicked off the first of four Perkins V Regional Meetings, which will occur over the next several weeks to assist CTE state directors and their team members in planning for the implementation of Perkins V. It has been a terrific week of collaboration with our partners at Advance CTE, ACTE, AACC, and OCTAE. We have several key resources that will assist both state and local leaders and team members in this important process. On our Perkins webpage, you will see the Equity Provisions Summary and three new "At-A-Glance" materials to assist with this process. We look forward to connecting with many of you over the coming weeks.

Last Wednesday OCTAE released its State Plan Guidance for a 60-day comment period. NAPE will provide feedback during this period, and I invite you to do the same so that we have the most useful and robust tools to complete the work ahead (see below).

On Monday Assistant Secretary Scott Stump asked us to be bold and to think outside the box in our work to plan for and implement Perkins V. Many opportunities exist in the new legislation to broaden access and to close equity gaps in CTE, especially for students underrepresented by gender, race, and ethnicity, and each of the broadened sub-categories of Special Populations.

As we embark on this work, I am reminded of an important perspective that was shared by Andrea Zuchegno, who participated with our EESTEM II Leadership Team at the ATE Conference last week. Andrea is a deaf instructor and a member of the team from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT, which participated in our EESTEM II Micromessaging Institute this past summer. Andrea reminded us that to have equity in education, we must have both access and inclusion.

Let us be bold, brave, and committed to ensuring that in our work.

Warmest regards,
Draft Perkins IV State Plan Guide
The Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) posted the DRAFT Perkins V State Plan Guide for public comment (open for 60 days). The draft guide contains the details about the requirements for the Perkins V one-year transition plan (due Spring 2019), the four-year state plan (due Spring 2020) and additional details about OCTAE's interpretation of Perkins V. Over the coming week, NAPE will provide feedback to the Federal Register, and we encourage you and your colleagues to do the same. The final guide will be released in January 2019 after the comment period and revisions are made. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important process.
Make the Future, Connecting Girls to Manufacturing
Watch video by KY FAME

The NAPE Education Foundation (NAPEEF) is currently leading Make the Future, Connecting Girls to Manufacturing, a project geared to engage participants from seven states: AL, IN, KY, MO, MS, TX, and WV. Funded by the Toyota Foundation, and partnering with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), this project aims to increase the participation and retention of diverse females in STEM education, specifically directed at courses leading to advanced manufacturing career pathways.
As part of the project, NAPE's team has developed an informative suite of tools and resources for use by educators, counselors, administrators, or recruiters. To discuss potential participants or ask questions about the program, contact Dr. Lisa Riegel at
We're Addressing Gender Disparity in Engineering Way Too Late
Ioannis Miaoulis, Tech Crunch
STEM innovations, especially those in engineering, are an essential part of our modern-day lives. These innovations impact us all, and cut across social, economic and geographical boundaries. Yet, at a time when engineers must meet the needs of a vast population of users with diverse opinions and backgrounds, the engineering workforce continues to suffer from gender disparity. Read More >>
HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program Connects Alabama Students to Workforce
Tiffany Pennamon, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Gov. Kay Ivey announced the creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program at an event hosted by the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) and the White House Initiative on HBCUs this week. The pilot year of the co-op program will initially recruit students studying in STEM or technical STEM areas. Read More >>
The 2017 National School Climate Survey: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Youth in Our Nation's School
GLSEN examines the experiences of LGBTQ students with regard to indicators of negative school climate. In addition, it examines whether students report these experiences to school officials or their families, and how these adults addressed the problem. Read More >>
For Career Advice, Women Seek Mentors Outside Their Companies
Amber Burton, WSJ
Unable to get the guidance they need in the office, they are going to other organizations for help. Read More >>
9 Women Executives on How MeToo Has Changed the Way They Mentor
Lindsay Tigar, Fast Company 
For the few women at the top, the last year has impacted what they are telling the women they mentor. Here's what they are saying. Read More >>
When Men Mentor Women
Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle
David Smith, associate professor of sociology at the U.S. Naval War College, and Brad Johnson, professor of psychology at the United States Naval Academy, argue that it is vital for more men to mentor women in the workplace. In the post-#MeToo world, some men have shied away from cross-gender relationships at work. But Smith and Johnson say these relationships offer big gains to mentees, mentors, and organizations. Read More >>
English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Educators should recognize the assets that English learners bring to the classroom and understand that student performance is affected significantly by access to adequate program models and instruction. 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 >>
The Problem of Visibility for Women in Engineering, and How They Manage It
Fernando et al., Harvard Business Review
Women engineers have a visibility problem. Like women in other ultra-masculine sectors, they are often excessively visible as women, but overlooked when it comes to their technical expertise. This paradox gets in the way of forming relationships at work and hurts their advancement. Read More >>
Want Better STEM Research? Add More Women to Your Team
Amy Adams-Stanford, Futurity
Gender diversity in science comes down to more than just who is on the team. The research approaches and types of questions the field addresses also shift-and lead to better science, according to a new study. Read More >>
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to a Woman for the Fifth Time in History
Sandra E. Garcia, The New York Times
Dr. Arnold, 62, an American professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, earned the award for her work with the directed evolution of enzymes. Read More >>
A Stanford Study Offers Insights As to Why There Are So Few Women In STEM
Anna Powers, Forbes
A recent survey, which looked into the public perceptions and knowledge around STEM revealed some novel insights about gender differences in the perception of STEM. Read More >>
NAPE's whereabouts in November
11/1: PIPEline to Career Success Students w/Disabilities (DE)
11/2: Oregon South Coast Micromessaging Academy
11/5-7: Perkins V Regional Conference 2 (AZ)
11/12-14: Baltimore County Public Schools Program Improvement Process for Equity
11/14: Ohio Data Equity Professional Development
11/15-17: Perkins V Regional Conference 3 (MN)
11/16: Northeast Iowa Community College Explore STEM Webinar
11/28-30: ACTE Vision 2018 CTEEC Preconference

On October 17, Gregory Jackson, NAPE Program Manager, participated in a 100Kin10 workshop in New York to explore collaborative approaches to addressing catalysts related to school culture. During the workshop, NAPE and other participants analyzed school culture problem space and then identified and built out opportunities for collaborative action that address the field's most critical demands. The workshop closed with actionable next steps for partners to jointly and strategically tackle school culture catalysts.
Announcing the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA):
NAPE is pleased to announce its participation in the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA), a multi-year, multi-stakeholder initiative to expand youth apprenticeship and to bridge gaps between high school, college and well-paying jobs.
PAYA has been formed to improve public understanding of youth apprenticeship, to generate and disseminate better information about what is necessary for its success, and to support innovative organizations working to develop high-quality programs that can be scaled and replicated to serve students, employers, and communities alike. 
Over the next several years, PAYA will convene experts and partners, support a community of practitioners, publish research, and provide grants and direct assistance to promising youth apprenticeship programs in cities and states across the U.S.  Led by the Center on Education & Skills at New America, the Partnership includes the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity , Advance CTE, CareerWise Colorado, Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeship Program, Education Strategy Group, JFF, and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and the National Governors Association.
2019 Aspirations in Computing award applications are open.
NASA's Universe of Learning is an integrated astrophysics STEM learning and literacy program.