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Oct 31, 2018

Analysis Detects No State-Level Impacts for ‘Read to Achieve’ Initiative

North Carolina’s Read to Achieve initiative, the state program supporting reading mastery for all third-grade students, appears to have had no effect on reading scores for the first two cohorts of students exposed to the program, according to research and analysis conducted by North Carolina State University. 

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Aug 22, 2018

NC State Education Assistant Professor Helps Juntos 4-H Students Publish Book of Personal Narratives

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee helped a local Juntos NC writing club publish “The Roots of Our People: From One World to Another,” a bilingual book on Latinx immigrant and first-generation experiences in the United States. 

Aug 1, 2018

EdNC.org: Wolfpack WORKS Gets Ready to Bolster Literacy Efforts

In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Paola Sztajn, NC State College of Education's associate dean for research and Innovation and co-principal investigator for Wolfpack WORKS. Wolfpack WORKS is an offshoot of the Read to Achieve program and will help first- and second-year, K-2 teachers better provide literacy instruction to their students. 

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Jul 30, 2018

7 Strategies For Preventing Summer Learning Loss

NC State College of Education faculty recommend seven ways to keep children’s minds and bodies active during school breaks. The easy-to-implement strategies help students continue to develop and retain science, math and reading knowledge gained in the classroom. 

Young readers

May 9, 2018

EdNC.org: Superintendent Johnson Allocates Funds for Literacy Training and Coaching

During a press conference Monday, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said the Department of Public Instruction will partner with the NC State College of Education to help beginning K-2 teachers in 15 low-performing local districts in reading instruction. The program, called Wolfpack WORKS (Ways to Optimize Reading/Writing for Kids Statewide), will also use Read to Achieve funds and combines in-person coaching with NC State professionals and online training. 

Reading Buddies Tutoring Project

May 8, 2018

NC State Education, NCDPI to Launch Wolfpack WORKS to Help Beginning Teachers Provide High-Quality Literacy Instruction

The pilot initiative will incorporate blended professional development, literacy-specific coaching and the resources first-year, K-2 teachers need to implement effective classroom literacy instruction in high-need elementary schools. 

Feb 28, 2018

NC State Education’s Online Professional Development Course Addresses Needs in Foundational Reading Skills

Improving Early Literacy Teaching Foundational Reading Skills, an online professional development course for educators, is one of several initiatives underway at the NC State College of Education designed to help improve early literacy education across North Carolina and beyond. 

Jan 29, 2018

College of Education, Triangle Literacy Council Team Up to Publish YouthBuild’s “Blueprints”

Bull City YouthBuild graduated its first class and published Blueprints: Rebuilding Lives and Redesigning Futures with the help of the Triangle Literacy Council and the College of Education. Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee talks about her experience with this dropout recovery program. 

Young readers

Sep 11, 2017

Cultivating Young Readers

NC State College of Education faculty are leading literacy initiatives to improve reading education across the nation. Explore their seven evidence-based principles to cultivate young readers. 

East Durham Children's Initiative Summer Teachers

Aug 14, 2017

How to Enhance Learning Over the Summer

A group from the NC State College of Education spent six weeks in June, July and August working to prevent summer learning loss among children in East Durham -- and learning how to be effective teachers.