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May 17, 2024

Axios Raleigh: North Carolina schools are segregated while the state’s become more diverse

Jenn Ayscue, an assistant professor of education and one of the co-authors of a new report, notes three major causes of re-segregation of public schools in North Carolina. 

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Apr 4, 2024

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Report: Black Female Student-Athletes Face Lack of Diverse Support

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, who researches intercollegiate athletics, talks with Diverse Issues in Higher Education about a new report released by researchers at the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center. 

NC Central University

Mar 18, 2024

The N&O: More students are applying to NC’s HBCUs. What’s driving the trend?

Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor Joy Gaston Gayles talks with The News & Observer about the increase in applications from prospective students that several of North Carolina’s historically Black universities are seeing. 

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Feb 1, 2024

Inside Higher Ed: Tenure Clock Delays, A Debatable Fix, Popular Amid Pandemic

About four in 10 assistant and associate professors at public research universities reported that the pandemic disrupted their research “a great deal,” compared to just a quarter of full professors, according to a journal article published in Teachers College Record. The authors — Professor Paul D. Umbach, Professor Stephen R. Porter and Doctoral Student Chris William from NC State's College of Education — found that “men and women were equally likely to extend,” even though 40 percent of women reported “a great deal” of disruption compared to 29 percent of men. 

Anna Egalite

Jan 24, 2024

The 74: Education Experts Survey America’s School Choice Landscape in 2024

In recognition of National School Choice Week, the Hoover Institution brought together three leading scholars — including College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite — to discuss the expansion of school choice policies across the United States in recent years. 

Joy Gaston Gayles

Oct 20, 2023

Auburn Magazine: The Teacher’s Coach

Sometimes even college professors have questions. As the new head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University, Joy Gaston Gayles ’98 leads the faculty and staff to create an impactful education program for the department’s students. A career educator, as well as a researcher on intercollegiate athletics in higher education and women and people of color in STEM, Gayles is focused on making positive changes for both faculty and students. 

Paola Sztajn

Oct 18, 2023

The News-Gazette: Short on Teachers, Not on Long-term Solutions

To solve a teacher shortage crisis that has affected public schools at all levels, in all states, it will take much more than a paycheck, experts say. For potential solutions, The (Illinois) News-Gazette Editor Jeff D'Alessio convened a panel of 21 deans of highly ranked schools of education across the nation, including NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztjan. 

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Oct 16, 2023

Dean Sztajn in The N&O: The Value of Teachers

The verb “to value” is often defined in two ways: to estimate the monetary worth, or to consider someone or something to be important or beneficial. Recent discussions about teacher pay, and the recent release of the North Carolina state budget, have focused our attention on the first definition of value when talking about teachers. But there is the second definition of value, and we need to give it more attention when considering the worth and importance of teachers. 

Bill Cowher at NC State football game

Oct 2, 2023

N&O: NC State Football Inducts ‘Very Humbled’ Bill Cowher ’79 into Wolfpack Ring of Honor

Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Cower '79 credited the the NC State College of Education for much of his on-field success as a coach. “I always said before, coaching is teaching,” Cowher said. “I learned so much being here through that. My time here — the four and a half years I spent here — were very, very instrumental in my upbringing.” 


Sep 29, 2023

The Hechinger Report: How One State is Incorporating Data Science in Every Subject – Even Art

Jobs in data science are booming. NC State teaches the topic across disciplines — now the university is working with K-12 schools too