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NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

Oct 21, 2021

Why is it Important for Students to Feel a Sense of Belonging at School? ‘Students Choose to be in Environments That Make Them Feel a Sense of Fit,’ Says Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

When students feel a sense of belonging in the classroom, it can increase their educational success and motivational outcomes in multiple ways, and teachers can help create this feeling of belonging by building connections between classroom and community, according to Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D. 

School girl thinking what to write on a blackboard.

Oct 14, 2021

Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson Will Support Teachers to Bring Equitable Mathematics Instruction into Classrooms Through National Science Foundation Grant

Jonee Wilson, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the NC State College of Education, has watched countless hours of instruction from classrooms across the United States. But, she said, she and other researchers have rarely seen equitable mathematics instruction put into practice. She hopes to address this issue through a new four-year, National Science Foundation DRK12 grant. 

Belk Center Postdoctoral Scholar Brett Ranon Nachman

Oct 12, 2021

Postdoctoral Scholar Brett Ranon Nachman is Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Scholarship on Autism in Higher Education

Brett Ranon Nachman believes education scholars and practitioners have a unique opportunity to redesign spaces for all perspectives and identities. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Sep 29, 2021

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Delivers Keynote Address on “Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Research & Practice” to Kick Off NC State’s Research Week

During her keynote address for Research Week at NC State, NC State College of Education Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D. offered three tips for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in research and practice. 

NC State College of Education Doctoral Student Corina De La Torre ’24PHD

Sep 20, 2021

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: Corina De La Torre ’24PHD

Corina De La Torre '24PHD shares why diversity, equity and inclusion are important to her and discusses her research on the subject. 

Aug 28, 2021

Young Adult Colloquium: Come YAC with the Pack

Hear from best-selling Black authors Tracy Deonn and Kwame Mbalia and guest scholar Jewel Davis to gain insight and deepen your understanding of diversity, representation and the role of race, gender and history within diverse texts. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D.

Aug 23, 2021

Why is it Important to Have a Diverse Educator Workforce? ‘Positions of Influence, Power and Authority in Our Educational System Should Reflect the Multicultural Society in Which We Live,’ Says Associate Professor Anna Egalite

The population of students in U.S. schools has been steadily diversifying over the past two decades, but many students of color will go through their entire K-12 career without ever encountering a teacher or school leader who shares their racial or ethnic background, said Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D. 


Aug 10, 2021

New Study from Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Looks at Effects of Neighborhood Racial Change on Racial Diversity in Schools

Increasing racial diversity in neighborhoods without widespread displacement could provide an opportunity to increase socioeconomic and racial integration in some city schools, according to a new working paper co-authored by NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue, Ph.D. 

Several books in a series authored by Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Research Assistant Kevin Winn

Jul 21, 2021

Friday Institute’s Kevin Winn Pens Children’s Book Series Focused on Racial Justice in America

Whether researching education policy and evaluating research or writing children’s fiction, Kevin Winn, Ph.D., has made his focus on racial equity for students a priority. Now, Winn, a research assistant… 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Jun 23, 2021

College of Education Doctoral Student Dion Harry ’24PHD Receives Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship

Dion Harry ’24PHD, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development’s higher education program area of study, has been selected as one of seven graduate students to receive the Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship.