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A photo of Stephen McKinney

Feb 27, 2019

Encouraging More Men to Teach Elementary Education

Graduate student Stephen McKinney believes he will have the opportunity to change kids’ lives forever as an elementary educator. And he wants more men to feel that way, too. He was recently awarded funding from the NC State University Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity to develop the idea and framework for a program that will create avenues for men, especially those of color, to enter the field of elementary education. 

Jan 22, 2018

Alumnus to Lead Diversity & Inclusion at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Thomas Easley ’13 EdD is using his unique background in forestry and education to lead the conversation around diversity and inclusion at Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. 

Dec 14, 2017

3 College of Education Projects Receive Diversity Mini-Grants from OIED

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity has awarded 2017-18 Diversity Mini-Grants to faculty and staff leading 11 projects across the NC State campus, including three in the NC State College of Education. 

Spring flowers in front of Poe Hall.

Jun 30, 2017

EdWeek: What Can Make Black, Female Students Feel Valued? Having Black, Female Teachers.

Students feel happier, more valued, and more motivated when they have a teacher of the same race and gender as them, a new study from Assistant Professor Anna J. Egalite finds. 

Qwen Ballard

May 8, 2017

Qwen Ballard ’15, ’17 MS: Advancing the Black Initiative

As a College of Education student, Qwen Ballard '15, '17 MED worked with males of color in K-12 and explained the benefits of pursuing a college education.