December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues,2018-2019

In 2018 ... Approximately 56.6 million students were expected to attend elementary and secondary schools—the majority of whom are nonwhite. Public school systems were expected to employ about 3.2 million full-time teachers, according to NCES. We saw the transition to the implementation of ESSA accountability systems, as shown in this CCSSO timeline. The Perkins Act was reauthorized. The White House announced a new national STEM education strategy, Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education. The NRC released the NSF-sponsored report English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. Thirty-two percent of DRK-12 registrants for the 2018 PI meeting reported that their target audience is English learners. NSF and the U.S. Department of Education issued the Companion Guidelines on Replication & Reproducibility in Education Research: A Supplement to the Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development (see IES's related message and Larry Hedges' 2018 DRK-12 award on replication of STEM education research). And NSF Director Frances Cordova talked about being inspired by a marshmallow in her #MySTEMSpark! This is just a small slice of the educational landscape in which we all work.   

Looking ahead to 2019 ... Early childhood education and workforce development are expected to remain priorities for states, along with safety, equity, curricula, and teacher licensure and advancement. For the first time since 2015, NAEP will measure student performance in mathematics AND science in grades 4, 8, and 12. NSF's 2019 budget allocates $20 million for INCLUDES. The 2019 DRK-12 proposal submission date is listed as November 13, but watch for a new solicitation. Registration to present a video in the 2019 STEM For All Video Showcase is open between January 15-February 18. And though DRK-12 PI meetings are held biennially ( i.e., there will be no meeting in 2019), in the coming months, we will begin to form the planning committee for the 2020 meeting. Let us know if you are interested in contributing to the planning. Finally, we look forward to sharing your accomplishments and DRK-12 research next year. See some of last year's highlights in the review below.  

The CADRE Team

2018 in Review

Thank you DRK-12 awardees! Together, we shared DRK-12 research and products with teachers, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and business people. We presented at conferences, held webinars, produced briefs, and shared information about our work through, newsletters, and social media. We supported early career STEM education researchers. And we strove to improve PreK-12 STEM education through our work. See highlights from our work together in 2018:

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Timeline of Select Events & Products

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By the Numbers

2,853 Twitter Followers (with a Twitter List of 375+ DRK-12 related accounts)

1,720 Views of our Impact of Education Research Video Showcase presentation

414 Facebook Likes

333 2018 DRK-12 PI Meeting participants, including 10 CADRE Fellows and 10 CADRE postdocs

Newsbites from DRK–12 & NSF

We are pleased to share news from NSF, DRK–12 projects and people, as well as our sister resource networks who serve other NSF funding programs (ATECentralCAISECIRCLCS for All TeachersMSPnet, and STELAR). In addition to our newsletter digest, we disseminate your news items on our website and social media. 

News from DRK–12 Projects & Awardees

Email to share news from your project.

News from NSF Networks

See our Upcoming CADRE & NSF Network Events page for ATE, CIRCL, CAISE, CS for All Teachers, MSPnet, or STELAR, events that may be of interest to you.

Upcoming Opportunities

The following funding and publication opportunities, listed by deadline, may be of interest to you and your DRK-12 project members. 

For more NSF funding opportunities, see CADRE's list of upcoming NSF DRL EHR solicitation deadlines.
For other publication opportunities, including those with ongoing submissions, see CADRE's list of Publications for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.

Conference Proposals

For more conference information, see CADRE's list of Conferences for STEM Educators, Policymakers, and Researchers.

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