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Aug 1, 2018  |  In the News

EdNC.org: Wolfpack WORKS Gets Ready to Bolster Literacy Efforts

In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Paola Sztajn, NC State College of Education's associate dean for research and Innovation and co-principal investigator for Wolfpack WORKS. Wolfpack WORKS is an offshoot of the Read to Achieve program and will help first- and second-year, K-2 teachers better provide literacy instruction to their students.

Jun 11, 2018

Panel Discussion: The Causes, Consequences and Correlates of Student Absenteeism

Join us as four nationally-renowned scholars on student absenteeism describe the most up-to-date research on student absenteeism and how to boost student attendance. Each speaker will present about their research for 10 minutes followed by a time for Q&A. Speakers: […]

Jun 5, 2018

WUNC: Researchers Say N.C. Voucher Program Needs Closer Look Than They Can Give

Researchers at the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute this week released the results of an unpublished evaluation of the Opportunity Scholarship, a state-funded voucher that helps low-income students attend private schools. The research came out with positive results for the voucher recipients who participated in the study – but the authors say those results come with many caveats.

Jun 5, 2018  |  Research and Impact

Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers

A new working paper that compares scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test found positive effects for voucher recipients, particularly first-year participants in the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program; but authors Anna Egalite, Trip Stallings and Stephen Porter caution against reading too much into the results.

Jun 4, 2018

WRAL: School Voucher Study Shows Positive But Questionable Results

Three researchers in the NC State College of Education released a working paper on the impact of North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program. "From a policy perspective, the biggest takeaway from this paper is just how many limitations there are to conducting a high-quality evaluation of the program's academic impact, given current statutes," said Assistant Professor Anna Egalite.

Jun 4, 2018

The Charlotte Observer: Good Test Scores But Too Much Bible: Two Views from Research on N.C. School Vouchers

The study, released by NC State Education Assistant Professor Anna Egalite, Professor Stephen Porter and Director of Policy Research Trip Stallings, found that students getting Opportunity Scholarships showed a "positive, large and statistically significant" edge on the exams, based on about 500 public and private school students who voluntarily took the same nationally-normed exam.

Jun 4, 2018  |  Community and Engagement

NC State Education Receives $10.8M Grant from Belk Endowment to Enhance Its Support of Community Colleges

The largest grant ever made to the NC State College of Education since records have been kept will expand the college’s efforts to create a pipeline of highly-qualified community college leaders who improve post-secondary student outcomes. "This generous grant from the John M. Belk Endowment is a tremendous investment in NC State University, our state's community colleges, and the long-term economic vitality of North Carolina," said NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson.

Jun 4, 2018

Five Questions With . . . Jessica DeCuir-Gunby on Race and Education

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, studies how racial identity impacts the educational experiences of African American students and the relationships between race and emotions within education. Her purpose: to help professional educators shape a more inclusive world.

May 29, 2018

The Conversation: Lab Coats Help Students See Themselves As Future Scientists

Dressing the part is the key finding of a study Graduate Research Assistant Megan Ennes and Professor Gail Jones conducted recently to determine what kind of effect a simple article of clothing – in this case, white lab coats – have on students’ confidence in their ability to do science.

May 29, 2018

“Shark Tank” Competitions Provide Feedback, Increase Engagement in STEM Classrooms

Through a recently National Science Foundation funded $1.2 million ITEST grant, Jere Confrey and her team will continue to help math classrooms redesign group work to inspire and engage children through entrepreneurial problem-solving and coaching.