research

Jul 17, 2019

K.C. Busch, Meg Blanchard Help Bring Education for Sustainability, Professional Development to Galápagos Islands

Professional development is difficult to access for teachers in the Galápagos Islands because of the region’s isolated location, but NC State College of Education Assistant Professor K.C. Busch, Ph.D. is helping to bring opportunities to native educators.

Jun 27, 2019  |  Research and Impact

Article, Spencer Foundation Grant Aim to Prove Benefits of Teacher Inquiry Through Action Research

Do students benefit when educators engage in intentional inquiry about their teaching practices? A recent article and grant-funded project from NC State College of Education Associate Professor of Social Studies Education Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., explore the impacts of action research.

Jun 27, 2019

EdNC: New Research Shows Air Pollution Around Schools Leads to Lower Test Scores

Research presented at a June 17 event hosted by the NC State College of Education's Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis program shows that air pollution around schools can lead to lower student test scores.

Jun 26, 2019

Assistant Professor Erin Krupa Hopes to Help Students Better Understand Geometry Through $450,000 NSF Grant

Could the use of animated materials in contrasting cases help middle school students develop a stronger understanding of geometry? NC State College of Education Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa will use a $450,000 NSF grant to find out.

Jun 25, 2019

Wolfpack WORKS Meetings Help Prepare Administrators for Second Year

Wolfpack WORKS is expanding as the project enters its second year. Co-principal investigator Ann Harrington explains the plan to provide support for more teachers as well as school administrators.

May 29, 2019

NC State Education Awarded $7.6M in Research Funding March-May 2019

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $7,643,909 to support 11 research projects from March 13 to May 15, 2019.

May 23, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study co-authored by Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Sarah Carrier finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change.

May 23, 2019

N&O: Kids Can Change Parents’ Minds About Climate Change, Researchers Say

A new study suggests that factoring kids into the climate equation might cut through political ideology. When North Carolina middle school students learned about climate change at school, their parents became much more concerned about it, according to the results of the NC State University research study published in Nature Climate Change this month. Associate Professor of Elementary Science Education Sarah Carrier was one of the study co-authors.

May 22, 2019

Assistant Professor Timothy Drake: “The Principal Pipeline is Only as Healthy as the Teacher Pipeline”

Timothy Drake, Ph.D., assistant professor of education leadership and policy, recently participated in a panel to discuss the condition of the principal pipeline and principal preparation in North Carolina at the invitation of the North Carolina State Board of Education. […]

May 16, 2019  |  Our People

Associate Dean and Friday Institute Executive Director Carla C. Johnson on STEM Education, What Shaped Her Work and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Carla C. Johnson, Ph.D., began her role as the executive director of the Friday Institute and associate dean at the NC State College of Education April 30. She provides strategic direction and leadership for the Friday Institute, including expanding and sustaining its success and operation in North Carolina and beyond. In this Q&A, she shares how she became interested in STEM education, what shaped her work and how she began working with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.