Research and Impact

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.

Apr 9, 2019

The SMART Collaborative’s iScholars Succeed at State Level SchoolsNEXT Competition

Led by advisors within the NC State College of Education’s SMART Collaborative, seven middle school students in Durham advanced to the regional level of the SchoolsNEXT learning environment design competition using an innovative and inclusive school model that doubles as a cultural center for the community.

Apr 3, 2019  |  Research and Impact

New NSF-Funded Program to Prepare High School Math Teachers as Master Teachers in 6 High-Needs School Districts in NC

Twenty high school mathematics teachers in Cabarrus, Edgecombe, Mount Airy, Rockingham, Sampson and Wayne school districts will strengthen their leadership skills and instructional practice in high school mathematics through the five-year, NSF-funded North Carolina High School Mathematics Master Teacher Fellows Program.

Apr 1, 2019

[Video]: Person Early College Innovation and Leadership Investigate Global Water and Sanitation with PBI Global

Person Early College Innovation and Leadership students are learning how to ask compelling questions to solve real-world problems through a new partnership with Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global, a collaborative, inquiry-based instructional process based in the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Mar 20, 2019

NC State Education Awarded $14.4M in Research Funding January-March 2019

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $14,456,357 to support eight research projects in the first quarter of 2019.

Mar 19, 2019

Making Classrooms a Safe Place to Talk about Death

Dr. Michelle Falter, an assistant professor of English education at the NC State College of Education, wants to help school leaders and parents understand the value of addressing sensitive issues like depression and suicide through literary works in the classroom. She recently co-edited two books to serve as pedagogical resources for teachers tackling sensitive subjects through literature.

Mar 19, 2019

Assistant Professor Anna Egalite Explores the Impact of State-Level Truancy Policies in New Book

Dr. Anna Egalite, an assistant professor of education policy at the NC State College of Education, and her co-authors write about truant students and state-level policy for a chapter in a new book Absent from School co-edited by Michael Gottfried and Ethan Hunt.

Mar 18, 2019  |  Community and Engagement

Wolfpack WORKS Receives $12.2M Grant from DPI to Improve Early Literacy Across NC

The NC State College of Education’s Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative has received a three-year, $12,266,816 grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to expand its support of beginning K-2 teachers and improve early literacy outcomes across North Carolina. Started in summer 2018 and now in its pilot year, Wolfpack WORKS has worked with over 170 first- and second-year K-2 teachers in 16 high-need school districts in North Carolina to help them improve early literacy instruction. With the new grant, Wolfpack WORKS will continue for at least three more years and expand its support to include third-year K-2 teachers.

Mar 14, 2019  |  News

NC State Education Names 2019 ECMC Foundation Fellows for Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Research

Sixteen research fellows from institutions across the nation have been selected to participate in the CTE Research Program at North Carolina State University–Sponsored by ECMC Foundation. Known as ECMC Foundation Fellows, the researchers selected for this program will participate in two training institutes, webinars on research methods, and a convening focusing on postsecondary CTE. 

Mar 7, 2019

Professor John Nietfeld Receives Internationalization Seed Grant

Dr. John Nietfeld, a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, has received a 2019-20 Internationalization Seed Grant from the NC State Office of Global Engagement to travel to Spain to begin working with the University of Oviedo on a Spanish version of his game-based learning environment Missions with Monty.