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Paola Sztajn

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Nov 28, 2023

College of Education Researchers Hope to Create Set of Shared Teaching and Learning Principles for Early Mathematics Education through National Conference

A group of NC State College of Education scholars are bringing together experts in early mathematics education and other related fields to generate a set of teaching and learning principles related to PreK-2 mathematics education. 

Paola Sztajn

Oct 18, 2023

The News-Gazette: Short on Teachers, Not on Long-term Solutions

To solve a teacher shortage crisis that has affected public schools at all levels, in all states, it will take much more than a paycheck, experts say. For potential solutions, The (Illinois) News-Gazette Editor Jeff D'Alessio convened a panel of 21 deans of highly ranked schools of education across the nation, including NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztjan. 

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Oct 13, 2023

College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn Named to 2023-2024 Class for Leadership North Carolina

NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn is one of 56 civic and community leaders from across the state part of the 2023-2024 class for Leadership North Carolina (LNC), the state’s premier leadership deployment program. 

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Sep 29, 2023

Teachers in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Looking Forward to Bringing Math Discourse into Classrooms Through Project AIM Professional Development

About 30 teachers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district are participating in professional development through Project AIM (All Included in Mathematics), a program developed by NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn and Horizon Research, Inc. that helps elementary school teachers learn to promote mathematics discourse for all learners using techniques adapted from literacy instruction. 

May 17, 2023


A delegation of 13 researchers from the North Carolina State University School of Education chaired by the Dean, Paola Sztajn, and the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, Karen Hollebrands, visited CIAE last week with the aim of establishing joint collaboration links in areas of mutual interest. 

Transformational Scholars for EdNC

Apr 6, 2023

EdNC | Dean Sztajn: Providing High-quality Teachers Who Stay in the Classroom

Creative and effective solutions that strengthen what is already working and generate new initiatives that address the current crisis in the teaching workforce are urgent, writes College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn in a Perspective for EdNC. These solutions also need to attend to the quality of teacher preparation in order to best serve our students, particularly those most vulnerable. 

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Jan 11, 2023

EdNC: Respect Educators and Their Knowledge

"We owe it to educators (as well as all students) to ensure they feel the trust and respect they deserve," writes College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn in a Perspective published on 

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Dec 16, 2022

To the College of Education Class of 2022: ‘Please Never Forget Why You Chose Education and the Power You Have to Effect Change’

The NC State College of Education recognized about 158 graduates during a graduation ceremony on Dec. 16. 

Paola Sztajn

Oct 28, 2022

Dean Paola Sztajn Receives Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University’s School of Education

NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn has been awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from Indiana University’s School of Education. The award is the highest honor bestowed on School of Education alumni. 

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Oct 14, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $6.4 Million in Grant Funding From July Through September, 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 $6,398,167 to support 12 projects from July 1 through Sept. 30, 2022.