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A principal with students at a public school in North Carolina.

Jun 29, 2022

Assistant Professors Michael Little and Timothy Drake Developing North Carolina Early Grades Leadership Collaborative to Help Principals Better Serve Pre-K-3 Students

Early findings show that while elementary school leaders in North Carolina are supportive of early education programs in their schools, they do not have sufficient knowledge or engagement with the standards and evidence-based practices to support them, according to research from Assistant Professors Michael Little and Timothy Drake. 

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Apr 22, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $2.5 Million in Research Funding From October 2021 Through March 2022

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $2,503,821 to support 10 projects from Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31 2022. 

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Apr 20, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from January-March, 2022

Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing educational topics in journals and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at a selection of presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from January through March 2022. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Lam Pham and Michael Little

Jan 21, 2022

Assistant Professors Michael Little and Lam Pham Selected to Join 2022 Emerging Education Policy Scholars Cohort

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Michael Little and Lam Pham have been selected by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and American Enterprise Institute as Emerging Education Policy Scholars. 

A principal with students at a public school in North Carolina.

Jan 14, 2022

Assistant Professors Michael Little and Timothy Drake Aim to Enhance Pre-K Through 3rd Grade Principal Practice with Grant-funded Project

Assistant Professors Michael Little and Timothy Drake are laying the groundwork to improve Pre-K through third grade principal practice through a one-year, $75,000 grant from the Belk Foundation. 

Michael Little, Ph.D.

May 21, 2021

Ask the Expert: Why is a Preschool Education Important? ‘When Children Attend High-quality Pre-K Programs, They Get a Really Great Boost in Early Skills That Set Them Up for Success in Elementary School,’ Says Assistant Professor Michael Little

Early childhood is a critical time when a kid’s brain is highly impacted by the environments that surround them. It is for that reason that NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Michael Little, Ph.D., says a preschool education is important for all students who are able to attend. 

Wolf statue and the Park Alumni Center.

Jan 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded Over $1M in Research Funding October-December, 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $1,048,844 to support seven projects from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. Total amounts reflect only the funding that was directly awarded to College of Education faculty and researchers. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Michael Little

Sep 24, 2020

New Study from Assistant Professor Michael Little Finds Principals Play Key Role in Promoting P-3 Alignment for School-based Pre-K Programs

Research shows that childrens’ school readiness improves if they attend a preschool program, but the initial benefits of Pre-K don’t always reliably persist as kids progress through elementary school. To combat this “Pre-K fadeout,” many scholars have called for preschool through third grade (P-3) alignment, but a study by NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Michael Little, Ph.D., recently demonstrated that attending a Pre-K program located within an elementary school does not guarantee alignment. 

Meet our new faculty

Jul 31, 2020

Meet Our New Faculty and Leadership Team Members

The NC State College of Education will welcome five new faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year, who will help drive our missing to solve pressing educational problems and improve learning across the lifespan. This year, several current faculty members have also accepted new leadership positions within the College of Education.