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Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Kirsten Hoeflaken with her family

Dec 16, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Hope Students, Especially Immigrants and Students from Minority Populations, Get the Opportunity to Become a Teacher,’ Says University Program Associate Kirsten Hoeflaken ‘18MED

Born and raised in the Netherlands, University Program Associate Kirsten Hoeflaken ‘18MED always wanted to be a teacher. She was inspired by her fifth grade teacher and went on to teach for over 20 years before moving to the United States. She gives to the NC State College of Education as a token of gratitude for helping and supporting her as an immigrant. 

Jenn Ayscue answers the question "What Does the Constitution say about education?"

Sep 18, 2020

Ask the Expert: What Does the Constitution Say About Education? Nothing Explicitly, But That Doesn’t Mean it Can’t Help Provide Students with Equal Educational Access, Says Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue

The U.S. Constitution doesn’t explicitly guarantee a right to public education, but Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue explains how the 14th Amendment has helped to ensure students have access to equitable educational opportunities. 

Children playing with blocks

Feb 26, 2020

EdNC: Behind One Leandro Proposal: Making More Children with Special Needs Eligible for Early Services

Sharon Loza, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development with a program area of study in educational evaluation and policy analysis, was interviewed by EdNC about increasing services for North Carolina children with special needs. She is coordinator of the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program's Early Intervention Branch.