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Jun 21, 2018

EdNC: Causes and Consequences of Student Absenteeism

Earlier this month, NC State College of Education hosted a panel discussion on the causes, consequences and correlates of student absenteeism featuring nationally-renown scholars. EdNC interviewed two of those scholars -- Michael Gottfried and Ethan Hutt -- after the panel. This is what they had to say.

Jun 18, 2018

Education Matters: Examining NC’s Private School Voucher Program

Education Matters explored two new reports -- including one from NC State College of Education researchers Anna Egalite and Trip Stallings --on the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship voucher program on its Saturday evening television show.

Jun 7, 2018

PRISM: Head Start

Wake STEM Early College High School is the highlighted example of how high school-college collaborations are helping engineering school reimagine the student pipeline in this article published originally in the American Society for Engineering Education's PRISM magazine.

Jun 6, 2018

Fordham Institute Flypaper: Steps Towards Examining the Academic Impact of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program

In this Fordham Institute blog post, NC State Education researchers Anna Egalite and Trip Stallings discuss how they, along with colleague Stephen Porter, coordinated with a diverse set of public and private school partners to conduct a pilot evaluation on North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program despite significant barriers.

Jun 5, 2018

WUNC: Researchers Say N.C. Voucher Program Needs Closer Look Than They Can Give

Researchers at the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute this week released the results of an unpublished evaluation of the Opportunity Scholarship, a state-funded voucher that helps low-income students attend private schools. The research came out with positive results for the voucher recipients who participated in the study – but the authors say those results come with many caveats.

Jun 4, 2018

WRAL: School Voucher Study Shows Positive But Questionable Results

Three researchers in the NC State College of Education released a working paper on the impact of North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program. "From a policy perspective, the biggest takeaway from this paper is just how many limitations there are to conducting a high-quality evaluation of the program's academic impact, given current statutes," said Assistant Professor Anna Egalite.

Jun 4, 2018

The Charlotte Observer: Good Test Scores But Too Much Bible: Two Views from Research on N.C. School Vouchers

The study, released by NC State Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite, Professor Stephen Porter and Director of Policy Research Trip Stallings, found that students getting Opportunity Scholarships showed a "positive, large and statistically significant" edge on the exams, based on about 500 public and private school students who voluntarily took the same nationally-normed exam.

Jun 4, 2018

EdNC: Researchers Release “An Impact Analysis of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program on Student Achievement”

Assistant Professor Anna Egalite, Professor Stephen Porter and Director of Policy Research Tripp Stallings released an evaluation of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program that shows "large positive impacts associated with voucher usage in North Carolina."

May 29, 2018

The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.

May 17, 2018  |  In the News

Fox News: Thousands of Teachers, Students Descend on North Carolina’s Capitol in Protest

“There became this kind of climate where folks really felt like teachers are being disrespected, schools are being disrespected,” Michael Maher, assistant dean for professional education, told Fox News about Wednesday's March For Students and Rally for Respect. “And that kind of came on the heels of the recession, and if you follow what happened in North Carolina, we were hit pretty hard by the recession.”