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School girl thinking what to write on a blackboard.

Oct 14, 2021

Assistant Professor Jonee Wilson Will Support Teachers to Bring Equitable Mathematics Instruction into Classrooms Through National Science Foundation Grant

Jonee Wilson, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the NC State College of Education, has watched countless hours of instruction from classrooms across the United States. But, she said, she and other researchers have rarely seen equitable mathematics instruction put into practice. She hopes to address this issue through a new four-year, National Science Foundation DRK12 grant. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., delivering her Cherry Award Lecture on Sept. 23, 2021

Sep 24, 2021

‘I Want The Folks in Our Society to Be Data Literate So That We Are Making Good Decisions Together for the Good of the World,’ Says Professor Hollylynne Lee During Cherry Award Lecture

What makes a roller coaster thrilling or scary? How do you find a unique restaurant when you’re planning to go out for dinner? Although seemingly unrelated, NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., shared that both of these questions demonstrate the importance of understanding statistics and data science. 

Sep 23, 2021

Karen Hollebrands Named College of Education’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Professor of Mathematics Education and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D., will be the NC State College of Education’s associate dean for research and innovation, effective Oct. 1. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D.

Sep 21, 2021

Why is it Important for K-12 Students to Understand Data and Statistics? ‘Understanding How Data is Used, How It’s Collected and Why It’s Collected Helps You Understand That You Can Be Empowered By It or You Can Be Manipulated By It,’ Says Professor Hollylynne Lee

Students and teachers are surrounded by data every day and often use it to inform their decisions without fully understanding where it came from or how it was compiled. This is one of many reasons Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and statistics education, believes that statistics education is so important for both students and their teachers. 

Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun, Ph.D., shares why he chose a career in education, what his research interests are and why he chose the NC State College of Education.

Aug 16, 2021

Meet Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun: ‘My Goal Was to Contribute to Equity in Mathematics Education Beyond the 4 Walls of My Classroom’

Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun, Ph.D., shares why he chose a career in education, what his research interests are and why he chose the NC State College of Education. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Ruby Ellis, Ph.D.

Aug 16, 2021

Meet Assistant Professor Ruby Ellis: ‘I’ve Always Believed That Education Was the Key That Unlocks the Door of Opportunity’

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Ruby Ellis, Ph.D., shares why she chose her field, what her research focuses on and why she chose the NC State College of Education. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: 4 of Our Newest Dean’s Excellence Scholarships Recipients

This fall, the NC State College of Education will welcome over 580 first-year, transfer and graduate students for the 2021-22 academic year. Among the incoming undergraduate students, 10 are recipients of the new Dean’s Excellence Scholarships. Meet four of them. 

Standford University Nominelli-Oliver Professor of Education Jo Boaler, Ph.D.

Aug 5, 2021

Jo Boaler, Chris Emdin Discuss Helping Students Defy Limits During 2021 Math Summit

When students tell Stanford University Nominelli-Oliver Professor of Education Jo Boaler, Ph.D., that math is hard, she says “good.” She explained why during her keynote address during the 2021 Math Summit. 

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Jul 12, 2021

Training Helps Teachers Anticipate How Students With Learning Disabilities Might Solve Problems

North Carolina State University researchers, including Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., found that a four-week training course made a substantial difference in helping special education teachers anticipate different ways students with learning disabilities might solve math problems. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D., talks about teaching from a strengths-based perspective

Jun 17, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Teaching Math From a Strengths-based Perspective Help Students Succeed? ‘When Teachers Utilize a Student’s Strengths, They Position Them as Already Possessing a Way of Knowledge That They Use To Understand the World,’ Says Associate Professor Jessica Hunt

Students’ thinking is often evaluated from a deficit standpoint, focusing on what they don’t yet know, says Associate Professor Jessica Hunt, Ph.D. This is especially true when it comes to teaching mathematics to students with disabilities. Instead of focusing on what students don’t know, Hunt says it is best for teachers to approach lessons from a strengths-based perspective.