Stories From 2019

Apr 19, 2019

Exploring Social Issues and Youth Advocacy through New #PasstheMicYouth Podcast

Christy Byrd, an assistant professor of applied developmental sciences at the NC State College of Education, is helping a group of NC State undergraduates explore culture, youth leadership and advocacy through a new podcast called #PasstheMicYouth. The student-run podcast -- which offers learn activities for each episode’s theme -- is set to launch May 2.

Apr 18, 2019

Leigh Kokenes ’91 on Being Named National School Psychologist of the Year

The National Association of School Psychologists has named Leigh Kokenes ’91 the 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. She talks about why she chose education and what the national recognition means to her.

Apr 17, 2019

2018-19 University Teaching Awards Presented

NC State honored more than 30 faculty for their commitment to educational excellence at the 2018-19 University Teaching Awards Ceremony on April 11. NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cesar Delgado and Professor Hollylynne Lee were among the faculty recognized.

Apr 17, 2019

NC State Education Associate Professor Margareta Thomson Concludes Fulbright Year in Romania

During her Fulbright year in Romania, Associate Professor Margareta Thomson worked on her project “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences” and collaborated with area universities to plan and implement international conferences focused on topics like informal education, teacher education and science education.

Apr 17, 2019

Two Graduate Students to Become Members of NC State’s Preparing the Professoriate Program

Sarah Karamarkovich and Deidre Kelly, both graduate students at the NC State College of Education, have been selected as members of The Graduate School’s Preparing the Professoriate program for 2019-2020.

Apr 16, 2019

Wake STEM Early College High School Named Best Secondary Magnet School in the US

The Magnet Schools of America has named Wake STEM Early College High School — a joint program between the NC State College of Education and Wake County Public School System — the best secondary magnet school in the nation. The school was named a Magnet School of Excellence by the same organization earlier this year.

Apr 12, 2019

3 Graduate Students Win Awards at NC State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium

Doctoral students Megan Ennes, Michelle Nugent and Sarah Egan Warren received awards for their individual research presentations at NC State’s Graduate Student Research Symposium held Wednesday, March 20.

Apr 12, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: [Survey] Presidents Divided on Community College Bachelor’s Degrees

Seventeen percent of the nation's community college presidents reported plans to retire within the next two years according to a recent Inside Higher Ed survey. That number is down from the 26 percent that stated the same intentions last year, but concerns remain about the future leadership of two-year institutions. NC State College of Education Professor Audrey Jaeger says, “The issue is [now] less about how many are retiring but how can we prepare current and future presidents for these complex jobs."

Apr 10, 2019

Education Week: More Education Studies Look at Cost-Effectiveness

Introducing new interventions and learning supports alone may not be enough to activate and sustain student motivation, which is why foundations, policymakers and research agencies want to make understanding the cost of education programs straightforward. Of this shift to include estimated program costs with intervention research, Dr. A. Brooks Bowden tells Education Week, "I'm not doing this work because I'm . . . interested in finance. I want to understand how we can better serve our students, what's working for them, how we make sure they're getting the resources that are effective. And this is a critical piece of that."

Apr 9, 2019

The SMART Collaborative’s iScholars Succeed at State Level SchoolsNEXT Competition

Led by advisors within the NC State College of Education’s SMART Collaborative, seven middle school students in Durham advanced to the regional level of the SchoolsNEXT learning environment design competition using an innovative and inclusive school model that doubles as a cultural center for the community.