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Jan 22, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Received an Exceptional Education at NC State. I Want Future Teachers to Have the Same Opportunity,’ Says Catherine “Cathy” Faircloth Hairr ’79

Catherine “Cathy” Faircloth Hairr ’79 taught high school mathematics for 35 years in Raleigh. She credits her NC State education for preparing her for a life-long career in teaching. Because of her experiences in the College of Education, she has decided to give back through a gift in her estate to the college.

Jan 15, 2020

Beyond the Bricks: Dynamic Duo Aims to Transform K-12 Education

Theresa Gibson and Nancy Mangum, associate directors of the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation's Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative, travel the country to deliver curricula on digital and personalized for K-12 educators and administrators.

Jan 13, 2020

Camden County Teacher of the Year Lori Worthington ’89: ‘Every Day I Have the Opportunity to Make a Difference in a Child’s Life. I Want to Help Them Become Successful’

Sixth grade language arts teacher Lori Worthington ’89 credits her NC State College of Education experience for making her the teacher that she is today. She was named the 2018-2019 Camden County District Teacher of the Year.

Jan 13, 2020

Ask the Expert: What is STEM Education? A Way to Foster Innovation, Invention and Creativity, Says Associate Professor Cameron Denson

What is STEM education? In a new series called Ask the Expert, NC State College of Education Associate Professor Cameron Denson explains STEM education, why it is important to K-12 students and how his research is helping to improve access to STEM for underrepresented students.

Jan 8, 2020

Melissa Franch ’12: ‘Skills I Developed During Teaching Have Transferred Naturally to the Research Environment and Continue to Help Me Become a Successful Scientist’

After earning a double major in science education and biological sciences from NC State and teaching high school biology for three years, Melissa Franch ’12 is pursuing a Ph.D. in neuroscience and conducting research on the neural correlates of social behavior such as cooperation. Her older brother, who has nonverbal autism, and her father, an environmental scientist, inspired her interest in science.

Jan 8, 2020

Assistant Professor Anna Egalite Ranks Among Education Week’s Top 200 Education Scholars Who Influenced Educational Practice and Policy in 2019

Education Week’s 2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Rankings ranked Assistant Professor Anna Egalite among the Top 200 education scholars who had the biggest influence on educational practice and policy in 2019.

Jan 6, 2020

Understanding Neurodiversity with Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Monique N. Colclough

Monique Colclough, Ph.D., a postdoctoral scholar working with the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, is researching neurodiversity in higher education. She specifically focuses on how students who have autism can be best supported academically and holistically as institutions rethink how student success is defined and measured.

Jan 3, 2020

New Book from Professor Hiller Spires Guides Teachers Through the Use of Project-Based Inquiry, Disciplinary Literacy

The latest book from Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Friday Institute, helps teachers build students’ discipline-specific knowledge through project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy.

Dec 18, 2019

Book Co-Authored by Associate Professor Chad Hoggan Chosen for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Selected New Books

A book co-authored by Associate Professor Chad Hoggan, Ed.D., has been chosen for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Selected New Books on Higher Education for 2019.

Dec 16, 2019

NC State College of Education Faculty, Alumni Address Need for Teacher Diversity at DRIVE Summit

NC State College of Education faculty and alumni discussed the importance of diversity in the classroom and ways to bring more educators of color into the field during the DRIVE Summit held Dec. 10, 2019.