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NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

Mar 31, 2022

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray Receives New Leader Award from The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray has received the New Leader Award from The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology, in recognition of his contributions to the field. 

High school student and iScholar participant Mikal Ali works on a project at his computer

Nov 11, 2021

The Education Trust: Redefining College and Career Readiness Through Critical Design

NC State College of Education doctoral students Joanna Ali and Kia Allah discuss how the iScholar youth program has demonstrated ways that educators and stakeholders can redefine the way they think about the future of their students by using a critical design process. 

High school student and iScholar participant Mikal Ali works on a project at his computer

Nov 4, 2021

‘Being Part of This Helped Me Know That You Can Do Big Things:’ Students, Teachers Grow Through Associate Professor DeLeon Gray’s iScholar Project

Every Monday evening, Mikal Ali, a student in the International Baccalaureate program at Hillside High School in Durham, has a standing phone call with Associate Professor DeLeon Gray. He is one of many students who has been impacted by Gray and his ongoing iScholar project. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray helps students on a computer

Nov 4, 2020

DeLeon Gray on his iScholar Project and the Importance of Belonging-centered Instruction: ‘The Concept of Belonging is So Fundamentally Human…It Has the Potential of Serving as the Connective Tissue Among All of Us’

Over the past eight years, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., has created and grown the iScholar project into a way to improve students’ sense of belonging by empowering them to contribute to the social and physical conditions in their schools and communities.