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.
Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Co-Authors Report Marking 65th Anniversary of Landmark Brown v Board of Education Ruling
Jenn Ayscue, Ph.D., an assistant professor of educational evaluation and policy analysis at the NC State College of Education, is a co-author of a report that coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Brown v Board of Education ruling: Harming our Common Future: America’s Segregated Schools 65 Years After Brown.
Education Week: More Education Studies Look at Cost-Effectiveness
Introducing new interventions and learning supports alone may not be enough to activate and sustain student motivation, which is why foundations, policymakers and research agencies want to make understanding the cost of education programs straightforward. Of this shift to include estimated program costs with intervention research, Dr. A. Brooks Bowden tells Education Week, "I'm not doing this work because I'm . . . interested in finance. I want to understand how we can better serve our students, what's working for them, how we make sure they're getting the resources that are effective. And this is a critical piece of that."
CBC Radio: The Emotional Toll of Microaggressions at Work
According to Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology at NC State University, racial microaggressions are subtle insults made to communicate disparaging messages towards marginalized groups.
New NSF-Funded Program to Prepare High School Math Teachers as Master Teachers in 6 High-Needs School Districts in NC
Twenty high school mathematics teachers in Cabarrus, Edgecombe, Mount Airy, Rockingham, Sampson and Wayne school districts will strengthen their leadership skills and instructional practice in high school mathematics through the five-year, NSF-funded North Carolina High School Mathematics Master Teacher Fellows Program.
NC State Education Professor and Alumna Win AERA Award for The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars
The American Educational Research Association presented NC State College of Education Professor Audrey Jaeger and Alessandra Dinin ’17PHD with the Outstanding Publication Award for their book The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars, in which they offer examples, solutions and strategies for helping postdoctoral scholars succeed in the workplace.
NC State Education Awarded $14.4M in Research Funding January-March 2019
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education and its Friday Institute for Educational Innovation were awarded $14,456,357 to support eight research projects in the first quarter of 2019.
N&O: NC State Gets $12M from N.C. to Help Elementary School Students Read Better
The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative received a three-year, $12.26 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction, which will allow the initiative to expand its work of training beginning K-2 teachers in 16 North Carolina school districts to include all third-year K-2 teachers in those districts. The new grant is the largest the college's faculty has received since records have been kept.
WRAL: NC State Receives Record-Breaking $12M Grant to Help Teachers Improve Students’ Reading Skills
The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will expand its support to beginning K-2 teachers and continue to improve early literacy outcomes in North Carolina using a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The three-year timeline allows the Wolfpack WORKS team to evaluate the program’s impact on participating teachers’ early literacy knowledge and practice as well as their students’ reading achievement in the short- and long-term.
Technician: Wolfpack WORKS Literacy Initiative Gets $12.2M Grant
The NC State College of Education's Wolfpack WORKS literacy initiative will use a new three-year, $12.2 million grant from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to extend its support to third-year K-2 teachers in partner school districts and hire additional literacy coaches to increase the reach of the initiative to more than 240 teachers across North Carolina.