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Jul 27, 2021

Political Discussions Focused on Consensus More Comfortable, Less Divisive for Students

A study led by Associate Professor Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., found more U.S. high school students felt respected in a political discussion designed as a deliberation. 

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Jul 13, 2021

Book Co-authored by Professor Aaron Clark Aims to Help Students Succeed in Engineering Graphics Courses

A new book co-authored by Aaron Clark, Ed.D., professor of technology, engineering, and design education and head of the Department of STEM Education in the NC State College of Education, is aiming to help students most at-risk of dropping out of STEM studies be successful in engineering graphics courses. 

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Jul 12, 2021

Training Helps Teachers Anticipate How Students With Learning Disabilities Might Solve Problems

North Carolina State University researchers, including Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., found that a four-week training course made a substantial difference in helping special education teachers anticipate different ways students with learning disabilities might solve math problems. 

Science Class

Jun 24, 2021

Museum Volunteer Programs Could Play Important Role in Developing Pipeline of Much-needed Science Teachers, Says Study from College of Education Doctoral Students, Faculty

Museum volunteer programs could be a potential avenue for recruiting high school students into science teaching and communication careers, according to a recent study co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., and students and alum of the NC State College of Education’s Learning and Teaching in STEM doctoral program. 

NC State College of Education Professor Paola Sztajn and her book, Activating Math Talk

Jun 18, 2021

Teaching Math Teaching: Paola Sztajn and Dan Heck: Activating Math Talk

NC State College of Education Professor Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., and Dan Heck discuss their new book, Activating Math Talk, 11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students. 

NC State College of Education Professor Margareta Thomson, Ph.D.

Jun 16, 2021

Professor Margareta Thomson Co-edits Book on Non-formal Education and Interdisciplinary Research

Margareta Thomson, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a new book that is one of several research collaborations with international faculty that resulted from her time as a Fulbright Scholar. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Samantha Marshall

Jun 14, 2021

Article from Assistant Professor Samantha Marshall Examines Mathematics Coaching as a Means to Justice-oriented Teaching

As a former high school mathematics teacher and director of mathematics, Assistant Professor Samantha Marshall, Ph.D., has witnessed the various ways mathematics education can be unjust for certain groups of students. Her most recent article provides insights into what existing research about mathematics teacher coaching currently offers and illuminates critical gaps to inform work toward justice-oriented mathematics teaching. 

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Apr 30, 2021

Science Books Boost Beginning Readers’ Skills

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., was part of study that used science books on Arctic animal survival to teach first graders to read. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D.

Apr 20, 2021

Articles from Associate Professor Meghan Manfra Highlight Professional Development, Digital Instruction Challenges for Social Studies Teachers During the Pandemic

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., has always believed in the importance of considering teachers’ insider knowledge. Her recent work with Wake County Public School System teachers is highlighted in two recently published articles that showcase professional development work and the challenges in delivering high-quality digital instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NC State College of Education Assoiate Professor Anna Egalite on the Wallace Foundation report she co-authored

Feb 18, 2021

Study Co-authored by Associate Professor Anna Egalite Finds Principals Have Significant, Broad Impacts on Student Outcomes

Research has shown that principals are second only to teachers when it comes to in-school factors that impact student success. Now, a new study co-authored by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D., shows that the impact of principals on student achievement is even stronger than previously thought.