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May 9, 2024

North Carolina schools have lost significant progress in racial integration

A study of North Carolina public schools finds that even as enrollment becomes more racially diverse, schools are more segregated now than they were in the late 1980s. The report, “Can Our Schools Capture the Educational Gains of Diversity? North Carolina School Segregation, Alternatives, and Possible Gains,” found that racial diversity gains in North Carolina… 

Apr 18, 2024

Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology Ela Castellanos-Reyes Wins May Kay Sommers Dissertation Award from Purdue University 

Ela Castellanos-Reyes, an assistant professor of learning, design, and technology in the NC State College of Education, has received the Mary Kay Sommers Dissertation Award from Purdue University, where she earned her doctoral degree. 

Mar 13, 2024

Paper Co-authored by Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology Ela Castellanos-Reyes Outlining Creation of Open Educational Resource Wins Best Research Paper Award from AERA Design and Technology SIG

When Ela Castellanos-Reyes, an assistant professor of learning, design and technology in the NC State College of Education, first came to the United States in 2017 as a graduate student at… 

Feb 29, 2024

Doctoral Student Brayan Diaz Explores Benefits of Screen-based vs. Paper-based Literacy Learning in Recently Published Article

Doctoral student Brayan Diaz is the lead author on a recently published article that explores the use and impact of digital tools on literacy education. 

Feb 21, 2024

Doctoral Student Heysha Carrillo Serves as Guest Editor on Special Edition of Holistic Education Review, Discusses Experience on Local Radio Show

Heysha Carillo, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences educational equity concentration, spoke on a local Spanish-language radio show about her experience serving as a guest editor on a special edition of Holistic Education Review. 

Feb 15, 2024

Professor Margareta Thomson Explores Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Motivation and Engagement in Edited Book

Margareta Thomson, a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, recently released an edited book focused on motivation and engagement from an interdisciplinary perspective. 

Two adult learners work side-by-side in a classroom

Jan 29, 2024

W. Dallas Herring Professor Emerita Carol Kasworm Explores Landscape of Higher Education for Adult Learners as Co-author of New Book

Adult learners over age 25 make up approximately 30% of all undergraduate students in the United States.  However, many institutions of higher education are not designed to meet the unique needs of this population of students.  

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

Oct 23, 2023

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Doctoral Students Outline Path for Communally Engaged Educational Psychology in New Publication

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, along with several of his mentees from the College of Education as well as Michigan State University, are hoping to provide guidance for educational psychologists engaging in community-focused work through a concept they call a communal philosophy of engagement. 

stack of books

Oct 16, 2023

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from April-September, 2023

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. 

Oct 11, 2023

Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue, Doctoral Student Victor Cadilla Explore Potential of Two-way Dual Language Immersion Programs as Desegregation Tool in Essay, Study

Despite schools in the United States becoming increasingly linguistically and ethnically diverse, school desegregation has been on a decline since hitting a peak in the 1980s, according to research. Now, Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue and doctoral student Victor Cadilla are exploring the potential of two-way dual language immersion (DLI) programs to diminish segregation, particularly for multilingual learners.