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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 11, 2018

NC State Education Researchers Receive $1.5 Million NSF Grant to Implement Science Game-Based Learning Environments

NC State Education Professor and Principal Investigator John Nietfeld will receive a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant for a three-year project entitled A Learning Environment to Support Comprehension Monitoring with Informational Science Text. Education Associate Professor James Minogue serves as a Research Associate and Design Associate Professor Marc Russo serves as a co-PI on this project.

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 6, 2018

Aaron C. Clark Named Head of Department of STEM Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — Aaron C. Clark ’97 EDD will be the head of the NC State College of Education’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education, effective Aug. 1. He is a professor of technology, design and engineering […]

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Researchers at the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute this week released the results of an unpublished evaluation of the Opportunity Scholarship, a state-funded voucher that helps low-income students attend private schools.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 5, 2018  |  Research and Impact

Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers

A new working paper that compares scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test found positive effects for voucher recipients, particularly first-year participants in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program; but authors Anna Egalite, Trip Stallings and Stephen Porter caution against reading too much into the results.

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."