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Feb 29, 2024

Doctoral Student Brayan Diaz Explores Benefits of Screen-based vs. Paper-based Literacy Learning in Recently Published Article

Doctoral student Brayan Diaz is the lead author on a recently published article that explores the use and impact of digital tools on literacy education. 

Jan 17, 2024

Education Week: Reading Comprehension Hinges on Building Knowledge. New Curricula Aim to Help

Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea discusses the relationship between reading comprehension and content knowledge building. 

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Oct 5, 2023

FutureEd: How Subject Knowledge Strengthens Reading Skills

A study co-authored by Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea suggests that a curriculum that promotes science learning over time not only increases students’ science vocabulary and ability to read science-related texts, it enhances their general reading comprehension and even their mathematics achievement. 

Aug 1, 2023

New Research Highlights Best Instructional Practices for Online Teacher Professional Development When Working with Multilingual Learners

A recent research study published by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s New Literacies Collaborative, comprised of Research Scholar Sarah Bausell, New Literacies Collaborative Director Marie Himes and Executive Director and Professor Emerita Hiller Spires, underscores the importance of online teacher professional development (oTPD) instructional design that explicitly encourages participants to discuss and connect learning to their practice 

Jun 20, 2023

Doctoral Student Jennifer Mann Receives Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant to Further Work Using Critical Literacy to Address Inequities Among Refugee Students

Jennifer Mann, a doctoral candidate in the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ literacy and English language arts concentration, has been selected as one of 12 students nationwide to receive the Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant. 


May 22, 2023 5 Ways to Help Your Child Read Better

Teaching someone to read includes some dos and don'ts. Why clapping along to words is effective -- and why context clues aren't, according to an NC State Associate Professor Jill Grifenhagen. 

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May 22, 2023 ‘I Didn’t Know How to Spell’: NC Teachers Take on Renewed Way to Teach Reading

Jill Grifenhagen, an associate professor in literacy education at NC State’s College of Education, talks with WRAL about how the teaching of reading. 

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May 17, 2023

Professor Emerita Hiller Spires Redefines Global Literacies, Provides Books to Underserved Schools Through New Projects

NC State College of Education Professor Emerita Hiller Spires is helping to develop a unique definition of global literacies through a new book while also working to promote literacy locally and globally through a recently founded organization that provides books to under-resourced areas. 

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Mar 16, 2023

College of Education to Establish Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Early Literacy

NC State’s College of Education is establishing the Goodnight Distinguished Professorship in Early Literacy thanks to a gift from longtime NC State supporters Dr. Jim and Mrs. Ann Goodnight. The professorship will support the activities of a professor who focuses on teaching the science of reading in early literacy.  

Mar 7, 2023

‘When Two Languages Interact, You Create a Different Kind of Human Being:’ Kathy Escamilla Shares Advice for Teaching Literacy to Multilingual Learners During First Lecture of Linguistic Diversity Speaker Series

“When two languages interact, you create a different kind of human being.” This message was shared by Kathy Escamilla, professor emeritus at the University of Colorado, Boulder, during the first lecture as part of the Linguistic Diversity Speaker Series, organized by NC State College of Education Goodnight Distinguished Professor of Educational Equity Maria Coady.