early literacy

Jun 25, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS Meetings Help Prepare Administrators for Second Year

Wolfpack WORKS is expanding as the project enters its second year. Co-principal investigator Ann Harrington explains the plan to provide support for more teachers as well as school administrators.

Mar 19, 2019

N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept.

Mar 19, 2019

WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term.

Mar 19, 2019

Technician: Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Initiative Gets $12.2M Grant

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will use a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to extend its support to third-year K-2 teachers in partner school districts and hire additional literacy coaches to increase the reach of the initiative to more than 240 teachers across North Carolina.

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.

Aug 22, 2018

EdNC.org: Wolfpack WORKS: Literacy Support for Beginning K-2 Teachers

Through the NC State College of Education and N.C. Department of Instruction initiative, Wolfpack WORKS, over 100 first- and second-year K-2 teachers in 15 high-need districts will receive blended professional development, literacy-specific coaching, and literacy resources.

May 9, 2018  |  In the News

EdNC.org: Superintendent Johnson Allocates Funds for Literacy Training and Coaching

During a press conference Monday, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said the Department of Public Instruction will partner with the NC State College of Education to help beginning K-2 teachers in 15 low-performing local districts in reading instruction. The program, called Wolfpack WORKS (Ways to Optimize Reading/Writing for Kids Statewide), will also use Read to Achieve funds and combines in-person coaching with NC State professionals and online training.

Feb 3, 2018

Marbles Kids Museum Word Week

NC State College of Education is partnering with Marbles Kids Museum for Word Week. Word Week celebrates literacy and reading with hands-on, minds-on play-based activities that help kids develop the skills they need for reading. Students and faculty from the […]