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Paola Sztajn

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. 

Students raising hands in classroom

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 

graduating student

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. 

Paola Sztajn

Sep 7, 2022

With $3.4 Million Grant, Dean Paola Sztajn Expands Project AIM Professional Development to Support Coaches, Principals and Strengthen Focus on Equity

For the past decade, NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn has helped elementary school teachers improve their mathematics practices through Project AIM (All Included in Mathematics). Now, she is expanding the program to better support school leaders and instructional coaches and have a stronger impact on students. 

CBS17 News

Aug 23, 2022

CBS17 News: NC State program allows students to teach while earning license, addressing widespread vacancies

Central North Carolina Schools have hundreds of teacher vacancies. NC State College of Education Dean Paola Stzajn said the college is helping districts fill those vacancies. “Teacher preparation programs are working really hard across our state to put highly qualified teachers in the classroom who want to remain in the profession,” Sztajn said. 

Teacher in the N&O

Aug 15, 2022

The N&O: Dean Paola Sztajn on 5 Ways to Maintain a Viable and Vibrant Teaching Profession

In an op-ed published in The News & Observer, Dean Paola Sztajn shares five ways to support the teaching profession beyond fair compensation. 

Alliyah Rich is a recent graduate of NC State's College of Education and an NC Teaching Fellow who will be employed as a middle school special education teacher in the fall.

Jul 18, 2022

WUNC: Teaching college enrollment has plummeted. The NC Teaching Fellows program is fueling limited growth.

Dean Paola Sztajn and recent NC State College of Education graduates discuss the Teaching Fellows program.