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Nov 14, 2019

Patheos: Survey Shows That Friendships with Atheists Can Defeat the Stigma Against Us

Gordon Maples, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development department at the NC State College of Education discusses an IDEALS Project study that shows the impact of inter-worldview friendships on college campuses. 

Nov 11, 2019

Great Falls Tribune: Student Representation: The Impact of Minority Leaders in Great Falls Public Schools

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D., discusses how having a teacher of the same race can help students achieve academic, social and emotional success in school. 

Nov 8, 2019

Associated Press: House Impeachment Inquiry Becomes Teachable Moment Across U.S.

Paula McAvoy, Ph.D., an assistant professor of social studies education at the NC State College of Education, discusses what teachers should do if students inquire about their political views.

Oct 29, 2019

Southern Education Foundation: Using Homegrown Teachers’ Capital to Address Educational Equity in The South

Iwinosa Idahor, a Ph.D. student in the NC State College of Education's Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis program, discusses how meaningful relationship building and an understanding of local context is essential to engaging and collaborative student learning. 

Oct 29, 2019

EdNC: Civil Discourse in the Classroom: Creating Space for Important Conversations

NC State College of Education graduate student Kendall Hageman-Mays discusses the role schools and teachers play in combating divisiveness through the facilitation of meaningful dialogue among diverse learners. 

Oct 24, 2019  |  In the News

[Video] WRAL-TV: Celebrating Teachers, Honoring NC State College of Education Alumni

Do you remember your favorite teacher? The NC State College of Education celebrated them the night of Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, during its first EdTalks: A Celebration of K-12 Education, attended by over 600. Watch WRAL-TV's recap of the event.

Oct 24, 2019

Time: He’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care

NC State College of Education Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby gives input on how physical appearance contributes to racial identity in the case of the first African American to receive a face transplant. 

Oct 23, 2019

Religion in Public: Learning To Revel in Our Shared Humanity – The Effects of Friendships Across Difference

A new IDEALS Project report, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., found that college students are better prepared for living in a diverse society when they have inter-world friendships across religions, non-religious, spiritual and ideological differences. 

Oct 23, 2019

Real Clear Religion: National Study Shows the Promise of Diverse Interfaith Friendships on College Campuses

n IDEALS Project study, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., shows that college students who have close friendships with peers of differing beliefs develop more empathy and understanding for people with different world views. 

Oct 15, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: Varied Friendships Make Students More Tolerant

A new IDEALS Project study, co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, found that relationships between college students from differing faiths and political views encourage them to be more empathetic and understanding of others’ beliefs.