Research and Impact

Jun 13, 2019

Award-Winning Article Focuses on What It Means for Black Students to Belong at School

How can schools become places where black students feel as though they truly belong? DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., an associate professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, co-authored an article published in Educational Psychologist that the APA recently honored with a Best Article Award.

May 29, 2019

iScholars Win 1st Place in National School Design Competition

The SMART Collaborative’s iScholars received first place for their innovative school of the future in a national design competition hosted by the Association for Learning Environments. They will present their final design at the association’s national conference in Anaheim, California, in October.

May 29, 2019

NC State Education Awarded $7.6M in Research Funding March-May 2019

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $7,643,909 to support 11 research projects from March 13 to May 15, 2019.

May 28, 2019  |  News

Making Professional Development Count for Elementary Math Teachers

Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., associate dean for research and innovation for the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a book on professional development that focuses on the use of learning trajectories in elementary math instruction. She explains why everybody should be taking the lead in improving professional development in teaching math.

May 22, 2019

Assistant Professor Timothy Drake: “The Principal Pipeline is Only as Healthy as the Teacher Pipeline”

Timothy Drake, Ph.D., assistant professor of education leadership and policy, recently participated in a panel to discuss the condition of the principal pipeline and principal preparation in North Carolina at the invitation of the North Carolina State Board of Education. […]

May 15, 2019

Professor Jere Confrey Offers Insight to Learning Trajectories as Part of an International Expert Paper Series

Jere Confrey, Ph.D., Joseph D. Moore Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Education at the NC State College of Education, wrote “A Synthesis of Research on Learning Trajectories/Progressions in Mathematics” to help global educators better understand, support and improve student performance in mathematics.

May 13, 2019

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Aims to Help Students with Learning Disabilities Make Sense of Fractions using NSF CAREER Award

Jessica Hunt, an associate professor of mathematics education and special education at the NC State College of Education, believes all students deserve the space to reason about and appreciate themselves within mathematics, which is why she is using her NSF CAREER award to study how best to help students with learning disabilities understand fractions. Her project is part of the STEM for All Video Showcase being held May 13-20.

May 13, 2019

Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Co-Authors Report Marking 65th Anniversary of Landmark Brown v Board of Education Ruling

Jenn Ayscue, Ph.D., an assistant professor of  educational evaluation and policy analysis at the NC State College of Education, is a co-author of a report that coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education ruling: Harming our Common Future: America’s Segregated Schools 65 Years After Brown.

Apr 29, 2019

Using Critical Race Theory Research to Inform and Improve Instruction

In Understanding Critical Race Research Methods and Methodologies: Lessons from the Field, Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby brings together scholars from different disciplines to explore how qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, and historical and archival research can help evaluate and improve issues of educational equity and access in schools.

Apr 17, 2019

NC State Education Associate Professor Margareta Thomson Concludes Fulbright Year in Romania

During her Fulbright year in Romania, Associate Professor Margareta Thomson worked on her project “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences” and collaborated with area universities to plan and implement international conferences focused on topics like informal education, teacher education and science education.