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Jun 14, 2019

WRAL: 19 NC Math Teachers Selected for Master Teaching Program

The NC State College of Education and The Innovation Project have selected 19 N.C. High School Mathematics Master Teaching Fellows. The NSF-funded program will prepare, support and retain 19 master teachers of mathematics from seven high-needs school districts in North Carolina.

Jun 6, 2019

Thomas B. Fordham Institute: Teacher Diversity in North Carolina: Sector Differences in Exposure and Impact Raise Questions About How Benefits Are Felt

A new report finds that student-teacher matching along demographic characteristics has a larger impact on students who attend charter schools. Anna J. Egalite, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at the NC State College of Education, shares three key takeaways from the report.

May 23, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study co-authored by Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Sarah Carrier finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change.

May 23, 2019

N&O: Kids Can Change Parents’ Minds About Climate Change, Researchers Say

A new study suggests that factoring kids into the climate equation might cut through political ideology. When North Carolina middle school students learned about climate change at school, their parents became much more concerned about it, according to the results of the NC State University research study published in Nature Climate Change this month. Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Sarah Carrier was one of the study co-authors.

May 22, 2019

EdNC: What is the Strategic Role of Community Colleges in North Carolina’s Economic Future?

On Thursday, the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research is hosting the first statewide conference on North Carolina’s economic competitiveness and economic mobility in partnership with the NC Community College System, Achieving the Dream, and The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program. The key issue attendees will explore through the gathering is the role community colleges might play in increasing the economic competitiveness of the state.

May 14, 2019

EdNC.org: How Public School Educators Built a Radically Innovative School

What would students come up with if given the chance to design their own schools? That's the question a team of administrators -- including NC State College of Education graduates Valerie Bridges '10EDD, Donnell Cannon '16MSA, Jenny O'Meara '16MSA and Erin Swanson '12MSA -- in Edgecombe County posed two years ago when thinking of ways to increase student engagement, graduation rates and more in their county. The response to that question helped create the North Phillips School of Innovation, a micro school pilot in Tarboro, North Carolina.

May 14, 2019

NCDPI: Edgecombe County School Leader Named 2019 N.C. Principal of the Year

Matthew Bristow-Smith '14MSA was named Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year Friday, May 10. He took the helm of Edgecombe Early College High School shortly after completing the NC State College of Education's Northeast Leadership Academy (NELA) in 2014. Of the award and his role within his school, Bristow-Smith said, “The work is not about us. The work is about the kids. It’s about the families. It’s about the communities that we serve.”

May 7, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: Collaboration and Conflict in Academe

NC State Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles and colleague Anthony Ocampo provide advice for ensuring an effective scholarly collaboration, despite any uneven power dynamics between the individuals involved.

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."