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Friday Institute 20 years celebration

Apr 10, 2024

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Celebrates 20 Years on NC State’s Centennial Campus

When the NC State College of Education was raising funds to support a new institute for research-to-practice innovation, Ann and Jim Goodnight came forward and said they wanted to name the building after Bill Friday, the former president of the University of North Carolina System and an education adviser to Presidents Johnson and Carter. The College of Education approached Friday with the idea, and he said he would only agree if Ida, his wife’s name, was on it too. This was the start of the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

TELS Department Head Kevin Oliver conducts interviews as part of a virtual tour to preserve the Historic Russell School.

Aug 9, 2023

Department Head Kevin Oliver, Associate Professor Angela Wiseman Help Preserve Historic Russell School Through Virtual Tour, Alumni Interviews

In the early 1900s, more than 800 Rosenwald Schools – schools for Black students built through philanthropic donations and funds raised by activists – were built in North Carolina. To preserve their history, Kevin Oliver, head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences, and Associate Professor Angela Wiseman, have created a virtual tour of the Historic Russell School. 

Apr 4, 2022

2022 Literacy and Community Initiative Reading Celebration

Doris Derby, Ph.D. spoke at the NC State College of Education's COMID meeting

Apr 1, 2021

Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity Celebrates Cultural Heritage of Educators Through Events, Guest Speakers Like Documentarian, Educator and Author Doris Derby, Ph.D.

When approaching civil rights with students at Georgia State University, Doris Derby, Ph.D., always used what she called “The Five Cs.” She shared this philosophy and more about her experiences during the Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity’s Tuesday Together gathering on March 23, 2021. 

A still image from a News & Observer video on early literacy

Mar 19, 2019

N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept. 

NC State Belltower at dusk.

Mar 19, 2019

WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term. 

A photo of the entryway of the NC State College of Education's Poe Hall

Mar 19, 2019

Technician: Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Initiative Gets $12.2M Grant

The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will use a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to extend its support to third-year K-2 teachers in partner school districts and hire additional literacy coaches to increase the reach of the initiative to more than 240 teachers across North Carolina. 

Wolfpack WORKS receives $12.2 million grant to expand.

Mar 18, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS Receives $12.2M Grant from DPI to Improve Early Literacy Across NC

The NC State College of Education’s Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative has received a three-year, $12,266,816 grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to expand its support of beginning K-2 teachers and improve early literacy outcomes across North Carolina. Started in summer 2018 and now in its pilot year, Wolfpack WORKS has worked with over 170 first- and second-year K-2 teachers in 16 high-need school districts in North Carolina to help them improve early literacy instruction. With the new grant, Wolfpack WORKS will continue for at least three more years and expand its support to include third-year K-2 teachers. 

STEM Education Day

Sep 20, 2017

NC State Education to Host STEM Education Day Saturday, Sept. 23

STEM Education Day will feature 20 hands-on, interactive activities and demonstrations designed to encourage K-12 students to consider STEM education, including teaching, as a career. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Aug 7, 2017

Ph.D. Candidate Starts STEM Summer Camp to Empower Children, Teens in Foster Care

Drawing on his own experiences as a kid who lived in a group home and as a teacher, Daniel Kelly has started a summer camp that connects kids in the foster care system with STEM fields.