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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 5, 2019

CBC Radio: The Emotional Toll of Microaggressions at Work

According to Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology at NC State University, racial microaggressions are subtle insults made to communicate disparaging messages towards marginalized groups.

Apr 2, 2019

Education Week: North Carolina Awards $12M Grant to Improve Literacy Instruction

The three-year, $12.3 million grant, awarded to the NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative, will provide additional training in teaching literacy to all first-, second- and third-year K-2 teachers in 16 high-needs school districts in North Carolina.

Mar 19, 2019

N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept.

Mar 19, 2019

WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term.

Mar 19, 2019

Technician: Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Initiative Gets $12.2M Grant

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will use a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to extend its support to third-year K-2 teachers in partner school districts and hire additional literacy coaches to increase the reach of the initiative to more than 240 teachers across North Carolina.

Mar 15, 2019

Education Week: Superintendents Under Fire: The Tricky Calculus of When to Quit

Should superintendents hand over their resignation letters when they become targets of angry calls for removal with little evidence of wrongdoing? It depends. Self-aware superintendents should evaluate if their presence is a distraction or "[inhibits] the ability of other educators—principals, teachers—to effectively do their jobs," NC State College of Education Professor Lance Fusarelli tells Education Week.

Mar 12, 2019

Diverse Education: New Volume Adds Nuance to Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles and co-editor Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner help scholarly, policy, practitioner and institutional research communities address gender disparities in STEM with a new multi-authored volume, “Advancing Higher Education Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM”, for New Directions for Institutional Research.

Mar 6, 2019

EdNC.org: Enrollment Trends at Community Colleges

Dr. Robert Templin talks to the State Board of Community Colleges about the challenges facing community colleges in America in the latest episode of EducationNC's EdTalk podcast.