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Maria Coady

Feb 15, 2024

Educators Learn Strategies, Feel Support at Second N.C. Annual Hispanic/Latino Professional Educators Summit

The NC State College of Education, in collaboration with the N.C. Society of Hispanic Professionals, hosted the second N.C. Annual Hispanic/Latino Professional Educators Summit on Feb. 10. The event allowed educators to explore trends in K-12 education, hear from experts on multilingual learning and network with other educators. 

Jan 25, 2024

EdNC: Why Rural Schools Matter for North Carolina’s Multilingual Learners

Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady discusses the invisibility and importance of multilingual learners. 

Oct 24, 2023

The Rural Voice: Rural Education and the Migratory Patterns of Immigrants to the United States, An Interview With Dr. Maria Coady

Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady discusses the unique populations of multilingual learners and the needs these groups face in K-12 schools. 

Sep 15, 2023

Scholars Gather to Learn About Rural Multilingual Learners at Conference on Rural English Learner Education and Research (CREER) Organized by Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady

The first-of-its-kind Conference on Rural English Learner Education and Research (CREER) convened scholars and educators from across the country to identify the state of educational programs, policies and practices for rural multilingual learners and families. The conference also aimed to create a collaborative plan and a national research agenda for this population. 

Apr 28, 2023

Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady Elected to the National Association for Bilingual Education Executive Board

aria Coady, the Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity in the NC State College of Education, has been elected to serve on the executive board of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). 

EdNC students around computers

Apr 3, 2023

EdNC: Building Community and Ensuring Compliance for Multilingual Learners in North Carolina Schools

North Carolina is increasingly diverse, Goodnight Distinguished Professor Maria Coady writes in a Perspective for EdNC. In July 2022, the NC Office of State Budget and Management noted that about 8% of people residing in the state were foreign-born immigrants, and the top two countries of origin were Mexico and India. 

Apple on books in classroom.

Mar 28, 2023

Rural Educators Find Solutions to Support Multilingual Learners

A study led by an NC State researcher found a professional development program helped teachers in a rural school district identify solutions to serve multilingual learners. 

Mar 28, 2023

Book Edited by Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady Explores Educating Multilingual Students in Rural Schools

Educating Multilingual Students in Rural Schools, edited by Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady, is a first-of-it’s-kind book in the field, exploring research across a variety of rural settings. 

Dec 14, 2022

EdNC: Harnessing linguistic diversity in North Carolina’s schools

Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady shares four key things she learned from educators of rural multilingual students and offers three action items that can build into the linguistic strengths and resources of the state in ways the lead to innovative and equitable education for multilingual students and families. 

Maria Coady discusses multilingual education in rural schools

Oct 20, 2022

How Can Educators Help Linguistically Diverse Students in Rural Schools? ‘We Need to Think About the Expectations That We Have For Our Students’ Says Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady

No matter where an educator teaches, they are likely to encounter students who are multilingual, but not all educators are equipped with the skills or tools needed to adequately meet the needs of these students. This is particularly true, said Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady, in rural areas where resources may be limited.