September 19th, Gregory Jackson, NAPE Program Manager, joined with other 100kin10 national partners at the New York Academy of Sciences at 7 World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. NAPE, a national partner, project team member, and member of the 100kin10 Brain Trust, contributed toward the advance work, with peers from across the nation, to launch the 2019-2020 project teams on school work environment. Entirely led by partners, 100Kin10 Project Teams are small, cross-organizational groups of individuals who work together on a project that addresses one or more of the challenges underlying the shortage of excellent STEM teachers. Over the course of the cycle, each team works together to create something beneficial to its members’ day-to-day work. This summer, Project Teams have been putting the final touches on their work — documenting their learnings and in some cases developing publicly-available resources for others to use and adapt. Visit the grand challenges website to explore all of the latest updates from Project Teams. Do you have ideas for how NAPE can support this work? Please be in touch. We are spending some time over the next few months refining our approach to how we support the network to make progress on the Catalyst Focus Areas; if you would like to chat about this or any of our other work please do let us know!