Wolfpack WORKS Receives $12.2M Grant from DPI to Improve Early Literacy Across NC
The NC State College of Education’s Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative has received a three-year, $12,266,816 grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to expand its support of beginning K-2 teachers and improve early literacy outcomes across North Carolina. Started in summer 2018 and now in its pilot year, Wolfpack WORKS has worked with over 170 first- and second-year K-2 teachers in 16 high-need school districts in North Carolina to help them improve early literacy instruction. With the new grant, Wolfpack WORKS will continue for at least three more years and expand its support to include third-year K-2 teachers.
NC State Education Continues to Move Up in U.S. News Ranking, Now No. 45 in Nation
For the third straight year, the NC State College of Education has moved up in the U.S. News’ rankings, hitting a new high at No. 45 in the nation in the latest edition released March 12. This is a jump of 14 spots since the 2017 edition. The college was also was ranked No. 22 in the nation in the Educational Administration and Supervision speciality category for its outstanding principal preparation program.
Joy Gaston Gayles, Margareta Thomson Named University Faculty Scholars
NC State College of Education faculty members Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles and Dr. Margareta Thomson have been named 2018-19 University Faculty Scholars. This program recognizes outstanding faculty members for their significant academic achievements and contributions to NC State.
New Dual Enrollment Program to Create Affordable Pathway to a Teaching Degree, Prepare Highly-Qualified Teachers for Johnston County
Johnston County Public Schools, Johnston Community College and the NC State College of Education are piloting an Associate in Science (Teacher Education Concentration) degree to create an affordable pathway to earn a teaching degree and to supply highly-qualified teachers for Johnston County.
Dr. Carla C. Johnson Named Executive Director of Friday Institute and Associate Dean
Currently a special advisor to the dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute on P16 STEM, executive director of Indiana GEAR UP and professor of science education at Purdue University, Dr. Carla C. Johnson will begin as executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education July 1.
NC State College of Education to Graduate 150+ Dec. 19
The college will hold its winter graduation ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the McKimmon Center. The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who would like to join the celebration but cannot attend in person.
Graduating Students Yolanda Wilson, Armando Salazar-Cardoso to Deliver Keynote Addresses at December Graduation
Graduating students Yolanda Wilson ’18EDD and Armando Salazar-Cardoso ’18 will deliver the keynote addresses at the NC State College of Education’s December 2018 Graduation Ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 19. Get to know the student speakers.
Associate Professor James Bartlett Receives ACTER’s Meritorious Service Award
The Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Career and Technical Education Research recognizes individuals who have made unique contributions to research in career and technical education during the previous three years.
Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout: “Creating Greater Urgency for Teaching and Learning in Institutional Reform is Long Overdue”
"Excellent teaching and support for quality instruction must be at the core of our reform work” as community college leaders, said Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout during the 2018 Dallas Herring Lecture she delivered Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. How can leaders create a culture of excellent teaching and learning? She identifies three guiding principles and five building blocks.
Wendell Murphy ’60 Named NC State College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
Wendell Murphy has been named the NC State College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. He graduated from the College of Education in 1960 and worked as a teacher before translating what he learned about leadership into a career of business and policy leadership. Today, he’s the chair and chief executive officer emeritus of Murphy Family Farms, the nation’s leading swine producer.