jill grifenhagen

Mar 30, 2021

Assistant Professor Jill Grifenhagen: ‘Every Child Deserves an Excellent Literacy Teacher Each Year and Elementary Teachers Need to Be Ready to Meet Students’ Diverse Literacy Needs’

No matter how much Jill Grifenhagen, Ph.D., tried to resist following in the footsteps of her mother and other family members who were teachers, the career path kept finding her. She finally gave into her calling during a sociology course she took as an undergraduate that focused on social stratification, where she learned about the ways educational systems can both perpetuate and transcend social inequalities.

Jul 1, 2020

College of Education Faculty Offer Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Students can often fall behind in their learning during the summer months, and that phenomenon could be amplified this year by the fact that schools have been closed since March to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). To help prevent summer learning loss, College of Education faculty are offering their tips for helping students continue to learn.

Apr 9, 2020

Wolfpack WORKS Continues to Support Beginning Teachers, Help Kids Improve Literacy Skills From Home During COVID-19

Since 2018, Wolfpack WORKS has used a blended professional development approach to provide literacy-specific induction support to beginning K-2 teachers. As learning moves online, coaches are sharing how they are continuing to successfully support educators during the transition.

Nov 4, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS: A Look at the Literacy Initiative’s First Year

Take a look at Wolfpack WORKS' first year and the impact the literacy initiative is having on teachers and students in North Carolina.

Jun 25, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS Meetings Help Prepare Administrators for Second Year

Wolfpack WORKS is expanding as the project enters its second year. Co-principal investigator Ann Harrington explains the plan to provide support for more teachers as well as school administrators.

Apr 2, 2019

Education Week: North Carolina Awards $12M Grant to Improve Literacy Instruction

The three-year, $12.3 million grant, awarded to the NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative, will provide additional training in teaching literacy to all first-, second- and third-year K-2 teachers in 16 high-needs school districts in North Carolina.

Mar 20, 2019

NC State Education Awarded $14.4M in Research Funding January-March 2019

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $14,456,357 to support eight research projects in the first quarter of 2019.

Mar 19, 2019

N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept.

Mar 19, 2019

WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term.

Mar 19, 2019

Technician: Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Initiative Gets $12.2M Grant

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will use a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to extend its support to third-year K-2 teachers in partner school districts and hire additional literacy coaches to increase the reach of the initiative to more than 240 teachers across North Carolina.