NC State College of Education Awarded $26.9 Million in Grant Funding From October Through December, 2022
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $26,897,335 to support 11 projects from Oct 1 through Dec. 31, 2022.
As of Dec. 31, the college has spent $7,625,035.28 on research expenditures this fiscal year.
Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research
This $25,000,000 investment from the John M. Belk Endowment will advance the Belk Center’s work in developing community college leaders and partnering with North Carolina community colleges to advance equity and economic mobility across the state. W. Dallas Herring Professor and Belk Center Executive Directory Audrey Jaeger is the project’s principal investigator. Belk Center Deputy Director Monica Clark is the co-principal investigator.
This $881,610 grant from the Department of Education will develop and implement innovative digital civics instruction modules, a mobile app and teacher professional development opportunities to improve the quality of teaching in civics and enhance students’ civic readiness. Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones is the project’s principal investigator.
Keeping Students Safe in the Digital World: Examining Monitoring Technologies Used by K-12 Schools During the Pandemic
This $297,953 grant from the NC Policy Collaboratory will examine the use and effectiveness of monitoring softwares that were broadly implemented by schools when students were engaged in remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will examine how the applications were used, what data was collected and what the experience was like for students, teachers, principals and counselors. Professor Florence Martin is the project’s principal investigator. Rebekah Davis, a research associate at the Friday Institute, and Callie Womble Edwards, acting director of Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) at the Friday Institute, are co-principal investigators.
Factors Driving School Choice in North Carolina During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This $244,542 grant from the NC Policy Collaboratory will enable the analysis of administrative data to describe the evolving profile of applicants to North Caroina’s Opportunity Scholarship program and administer surveys to learn more about applicants’ reasons for applying, experiences in the program, and why they did or did not return to the public school system. Associate Professor Anna Egalite is the project’s principal investigator.
Advanced Teacher Roles and Teacher Compensation Models Evaluation
This $249,909 grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will assess the impact of the teacher compensation models and advanced teaching roles program on teaching and learning, as well as analyze program implementation to help identify and scale the most effective components of both initiatives. Callie Womble Edwards, acting director of Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) at the Friday Institute is the project’s principal investigator. Assistant Professor Lam Pham and Friday Institute Interim Executive Director Shaun Kellogg are co-principal investigators.
The Equity-Centered Pipeline Initiative (ECPI)
This $89,437 grant from The Wallace Foundation is part of a larger initiative to support eight school districts and their partners to develop principal pipelines for equity-centered leadership. NC State will serve as a partner provider – a university that has successfully designed a principal preparation program to be responsive to the on-the-job realities of a principal’s role and the needs of a school district – to George Washington University as they work with D.C. Public Schools. Assistant Professor Tim Drake is the project’s principal investigator. Associate Director of Principal Preparation Lesley Wirt, Program Director Karen Anderson and Assistant Teaching Professor and Executive Director of Leadership Innovation Fran Riddick are co-principal investigators.
Advancing Educational Opportunity in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s Lowest-Performing Schools through Teacher Recruitment, Development and Retention
This $51,000 grant from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will facilitate the evaluation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ new school improvement initiative, which is designed to support the district’s lowest-performing schools with focus on recruiting, developing and retaining effective school leaders and teachers. Assistant Professor Lam Pham is the project’s principal investigator.
Residential and School Segregation in California’s Gentrifying Cities
This $50,000 grant from The Spencer Foundation will fund a study to explore the relationship between residential and school segregation in gentrifying neighborhoods across California with attention to which racial and ethnic groups are driving gentrification within the state. Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue is the project’s principal investigator.
Accelerate to Industry (A2i)
This $21,551 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable the Friday Institute to evaluate the A2i program, which helps job seekers with career exploration and application materials while providing training for skills that will lead to success in industry careers. Callie Womble Edwards, acting director of Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) at the Friday Institute, is an evaluator on the project. Peter Harries, dean of The Graduate School at NC State, is the principal investigator.
NC State Improvement Project (SIP) – Institute of Higher Education (IHE) Partnership
This $10,324 grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction will build upon materials and practices developed through previous grant-funded work, support the use of NC State Improvement Project (NCSIP) materials in the special education reading course, and support collaboration between elementary education reading faculty and partner schools. Teaching Professor Valerie Faulkner is the project’s principal investigator.
Tailored Self-Management Education and Support to Reduce Diabetes Distress and Improve Self-Management in Veterans with Diabetes
This $1,009 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will help develop an intervention that encourages active learning in veterans with diabetes. Associate Professor Sue Barcinas is the project’s principal investigator.