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Yolanda Wilson

Mar 20, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Yolanda Wilson ’18EDD Named President of the College of Southern Maryland

Yolanda Wilson '18EDD, who earned her doctoral degree through the NC State College of Education Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development's Community College Leadership concentration, has been named president of the College of Southern Maryland. 

Equity Research Symposium

Mar 16, 2023

Focusing on Equitable Research

Equitable research and research best practices create a stronger, more inclusive higher education environment where innovation can thrive. These themes took center stage at NC State’s second annual Equity Research Symposium, which brought the university community together to explore how equity informs research and showcase current research on equity. 

Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson with her Research Improving the Educational Access, Experiences and Outcomes of BIPOC Students with Disabilities Award

Mar 13, 2023

Assistant Professor Jamie Pearson Receives Inaugural Research Improving the Educational Access, Experiences and Outcomes of BIPOC Students with Disabilities Award

Jamie Pearson, an assistant professor of special education in NC State’s College of Education, has received the inaugural Research Improving the Educational Access, Experiences and Outcomes of BIPOC Students with Disabilities Award from the Council for Exceptional Children Division for Research for her work on the FACES intervention. 

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Feb 1, 2023

Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones Blends STEM Education with Civics Lessons through Work on Grant-funded Project

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Tamecia Jones is applying her background in engineering to help K-12 students understand and address inequities in their communities through civic engagement. 

Apple on books

Jan 10, 2023

Equity-in-Education Law Poses Challenges for States

A new study highlights some of the challenges states face as they look to meet requirements of a federal law designed to ensure students have equitable opportunities for education in K-12 schools, regardless of race, income, disability or other factors. The Abstract spoke with lead author Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue and co-author Lance Fusarelli, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, about how states are interpreting the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

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Dec 19, 2022

Cosmos Magazine: Put Science Tools on Santa’s List

When children have greater access to science tools at home – equipment like rulers, measuring cups and kitchen scales – and time to tinker with them, it can strengthen their interest and confidence in science. That’s according to a new study published in Research in Science Education, led by Megan Ennes and co-investigator Gail Jones, together with the Florida Museum of Natural History. 

Dec 14, 2022

New Research on Literacy Teaching Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Model for Broadcast Pedagogy

Nzingha Williams holding her award.

Dec 12, 2022

Nzingha Williams ’22PHD Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award From Association for Career and Technical Education Research

Nzingha Williams ’22PHD, a May 2022 graduate of the NC State College of Education’s Adult and Community College Education concentration, has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association for Career… 

a child reading a book

Nov 28, 2022

WUNC: For one NC county, the reading gap between high and low-income students narrowed during COVID

A new study on a large North Carolina school district found the reading gap narrowed between high and low-income students there during the pandemic. The study by researchers at NC State's College of Education, in affiliation with researchers at Harvard and other universities, examined the reading scores of third through fifth graders at about 180 elementary schools in an unnamed North Carolina county. 

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Nov 14, 2022

How Colleges Can Help Students Make Friends Who Have Different Religious, Spiritual Beliefs

Co-curricular opportunities can impact whether college students make friends with students from different faith traditions.