Stories From 2020

Jul 9, 2020

Original Freedom Writer Manny Scott to Deliver Keynote Address at 2020 Math Summit 8/5

Manny Scott, author of Even On Your Worst Day You Can Be Your Student's Best Hope and one of the original Freedom Writers, will deliver on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. the virtual keynote address at the 2020 Math Summit hosted by the Triangle Math Alliance and the College of Education. The theme of this year's Math Summit is Equity in Action: Making It Happen.

Jul 9, 2020

College of Education’s Higher Education Program Honors Alumna, Recent Graduate and Faculty Member Through Annual Awards

The NC State College of Education’s Higher Education Program recognized a faculty member, alumna and recent graduate this summer through a series of awards for their contributions to the field of higher education.

Jul 9, 2020

Associate Professor Dennis Davis and Assistant Professor Jackie Reylea Will Help English Language Learners with Reading Comprehension Difficulties Through $1.4M Department of Education Grant

Young English language learners can often struggle with some of the more complex aspects of written language, leading to difficulties in reading comprehension. To address this issue, Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Jackie Reylea, Ph.D., will use a $1.4 million grant to develop a new small-group intervention for English language learners in grades 3-5.

Jul 9, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What Does it Mean to Implement a Division Algorithm?

In this installment of UnPacking K-5 Math for Caregivers, Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. associate dean for research and innovation; Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., teaching associate professor of mathematics education; and Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education, discuss what it means to implement a division algorithm and different approaches to thinking about division.

Jul 9, 2020

Professor Sylvia Nassar Provides Recommendations for Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling as Guest Co-editor of Journal of Counseling and Development

Professor Sylvia Nassar’s experiences with discrimination as a child of immigrant parents was a contributing factor to her ultimate career as a counselor with a focus on multiculturalism and social justice. She recently expanded on that work as the guest co-editor of a special edition of the Journal of Counseling and Development.

Jul 7, 2020

Teaching for Social Justice During a Public Health & Racism Pandemic: Resources and Best Practices for Centering Equity & Inclusion in the Online Classroom

NC State College of Education Associate Teaching Professor Angie Smith, Ph.D., joins other NC State faculty in compiling a list of best practices, resources, suggested readings and email templates designed to place a focus on equity and inclusion in the classroom. 

Jul 7, 2020  |  Research and Impact

Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands ’95MED Named Interim Associate Dean for Research and Innovation 

Professor of Mathematics Education and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands '95MED will serve as the NC State College of Education’s interim associate dean for research and innovation, effective July 15. 

Jul 2, 2020

Catie Burnette ‘17MSA Celebrated as 2019-2020 Wake County Assistant Principal of the Year

When Hilburn Academy Assistant Principal Catie Burnette ‘17MSA was named 2019-2020 Wake County Assistant Principal of the Year, she had the opportunity to experience her school’s unique celebration.

Jul 2, 2020

John K. Lee Named Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs

John K. Lee, Ph.D., will be the NC State College of Education’s associate dean for faculty and academic affairs effective July 1. He succeeds Lee V. Stiff, Ph.D., who retired July 1 after a 44-year career in education.  

Jul 1, 2020

UnPACKing K-5 Math for Caregivers: What is Subitizing and How Does it Help Kids?

In this videocast, Associate Dean Paola Sztajn, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Temple Walkowiak, Ph.D., and Teaching Associate Professor Valerie Faulkner, Ph.D., discuss subitizing--the idea that kids can process and understand the value of a set without counting--and why it’s important for kids.