Community and Engagement

Nov 20, 2020

With Help of Literacy and Community Initiative, Directed by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, High School Students with Juntos N.C. Publish Peer-reviewed Article

Like many academics, Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., an assistant professor of English Language Arts education in the NC State College of Education, said she didn’t publish her first peer-reviewed academic article until she was in her late 20s and earning her doctorate degree. Through her work as the director of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) though, she has now helped a group of students author a peer-reviewed article while they were still teenagers.

Aug 27, 2020

NC State College of Education Holds Inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers for Rising High School Seniors of Color and Bilingual Students

The inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day, invitational program for students of color and bilingual students interested in enhancing their leadership skills and exploring a potential career in education, was held virtually, July 26-31, 2020.

Aug 27, 2020

My Student Experience: College of Education Students Share What They Learned as Counselors of the Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) for High School Students

NC State College of Education students served as counselors and mentors for the inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a program for students of color and bilingual students held virtually, July 26-31, 2020. “It was vital for me to serve in that capacity because of representation,” says Jessica Terrones ’22.

Aug 24, 2020

National School Psychologist of the Year Leigh Kokenes ‘91 Focuses on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) During COVID-19 Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of K-12 students across the state and nation, educators like National School Psychologist of the Year Leigh Kokenes ‘91 are working to adjust. For Kokenes, that’s meant an increased focus on students’ social and emotional learning (SEL).

Aug 6, 2020

Original Freedom Writer Manny Scott Encourages Educators to Build Bridges, Develop Cultural Competence in 2020 Math Summit Keynote Address

Do you still believe education is the great equalizer? Do you enrich or impoverish the kids under your care? These are the questions author and original Freedom Writer Manny Scott posed to nearly 1,000 educators during his keynote address at the 2020 Math Summit hosted by the Triangle Math Alliance.

Jul 17, 2020

My Student Experience: First Group of Students Participate in College of Education Summer Internship Program in Memory of Chantal Warfield

Amaya Dicker ‘21 and Breanna Goins ‘21 have been named the first participants in the College of Education Summer Internship Program — a competitive, eight-week summer internship program — that was established to honor 2019 graduate Chantal Warfield.

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.

Jun 15, 2020

Jere Confrey, Erin Krupa Use NSF-funded Project to Engage Students in STEM Through Summer Virtual Entrepreneurial Competitions

Middle school students will have the opportunity this summer to flex their entrepreneurial muscles while inventing innovative STEM solutions to real-world problems through an ongoing project led by Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education Jere Confrey, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa, Ph.D.

Jun 15, 2020

NC State Students Help Underserved Students Share Their Stories Through Work with Literacy and Community Initiative

As the Literacy and Community Initiative releases reading guides to accompany books written by student authors throughout the community, NC State students reflect on the experiences they have had working with the program.

May 11, 2020

SAY Village Students Provide Virtual 1-on-1 Support to Mentees, Education Advisors Host Digital Programs During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Though the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made physical, face-to-face interaction difficult, students from the NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village are finding ways to support their mentees and each other from a distance.