Jul 14, 2020

Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang Helps High School Students Understand Artificial Intelligence Through Work on Grant-funded Project

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is rapidly changing the workforce and Assistant Professor Shiyan Jiang, Ph.D., is helping high school students explore and understand the technology through her work on a new grant-funded project.

Jul 9, 2020

Associate Professor Dennis Davis and Assistant Professor Jackie Reylea Will Help English Language Learners with Reading Comprehension Difficulties Through $1.4M Department of Education Grant

Young English language learners can often struggle with some of the more complex aspects of written language, leading to difficulties in reading comprehension. To address this issue, Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Jackie Reylea, Ph.D., will use a $1.4 million grant to develop a new small-group intervention for English language learners in grades 3-5.

May 8, 2020

MSEN Program Expands Reach To Edgecombe County to Bring STEM Experiences to Rural Students

Braska Williams, director of the North Carolina Mathematics and Science Education Network Pre-College Program (MSEN) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, knows the impact his program has had on students. Now, because of a new four-year, $1.4 million NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program beyond Raleigh and into Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) to address the lack of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) access for middle school students in the district.

May 6, 2020

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray Aims to Help Mathematics Teachers Engage in Belonging-centered Instruction Through New Grant-funded Project

Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., is partnering with Montclair State University on a new grant-funded project that aims to identify the qualities of belonging-centered instruction in mathematics classrooms and provide teachers with a guide to equity-focused instruction.

May 5, 2020

Assistant Professor K.C. Busch Aims to Help North Carolina Museums Improve Evaluation Practices Through New Grant-funded Project

Museums and science centers are an important setting for informal learning for residents of North Carolina. Assistant Professor K.C. Busch will help museums across the state be better able to demonstrate their value through her latest grant-funded project.

Mar 26, 2020

$3.75M Grant Will Help Train New Cohorts of School Leaders Through Innovative Principal Preparation Program

The NC State College of Education is one of only five universities in the nation whose principal preparation program is recognized as exemplary by the University Council for Educational Administration. A $3.75 million grant will allow the college to prepare two new cohorts of school leaders through this innovative program.

Mar 26, 2020

Assistant Professor K.C. Busch Working to Advance Climate Change Education Research Through $50K Spencer Foundation Grant

Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D., is hoping to advance climate change education research through an interdisciplinary conference funded by a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation.

Mar 25, 2020

NC State College of Education Awarded $13.2M in Research Funding January-March 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $13,260,745 to support 10 projects from Jan. 24 through March 24, 2020.

Mar 11, 2020

How the NC State College of Education is Addressing Workforce Development Goals

More than half of all North Carolina employers say they are unable to hire the workers they need because of a lack of employability and technical skills. The NC State College of Education is helping to address this problem through programs and research centered on helping adult learners gain the skills they need.

Feb 20, 2020

EdNC: More Skilled Workers Needed for the Jobs of Tomorrow: Announcing 5,000 New Apprenticeships

On Feb. 18, it was announced that the NC State College of Education would receive a $6 million grant for the “Artificial Intelligence Academy (AIA): North Carolina Apprenticeships for Innovation" project. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, on hand for the announcement, said, “This is a great opportunity for our state, for NC State, the Friday Institute, and the College of Education.”