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Mar 8, 2024

Educators Can Help Foster Interpartisan Friendships on College Campuses

As American society continues to divide along political lines, higher education and educators have unique potential to help foster interpartisan friendships, according to a new study from North Carolina State University. The findings are based on data from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS), a study that included 5,762 college students from… 

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Feb 29, 2024

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt Selected to Participate in National Science Foundation’s Ideas Lab

Jessica Hunt, an associate professor of mathematics education and special education in the NC State College of Education, is one of 35 scholars across the country selected by the National Science Foundation to participate in their most recent Ideas Lab. 

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 20, 2024

Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Named 2023-24 University Faculty Scholar

Jenn Ayscue, an assistant professor in the NC State College of Education, has been named a 2023-24 University Faculty Scholar. 

Feb 20, 2024

Associate Professor K.C. Busch Receives NARST 2024 Early Career Research Award

Associate Professor K.C. Busch has been honored by the National Association for Research in Science Education with the 2024 Early Career Research Award. 

Feb 20, 2024

Two College of Education Alumni Win NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

Two recent graduates from the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM science education concentration — Grace Carroll ’23PHD and Ren Rende ’22PHD — have received the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. 


Feb 19, 2024

How Can Educators Design High-quality Distance Learning Experiences? Assistant Professor Ela Castellanos-Reyes Discusses Resources, Structure and Free Tools

Online learning can offer a variety of advantages to learners, especially nontraditonal students, and NC State College of Education Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology Ela Castellanos-Reyes says educators using online learning platforms can enhance the experience by embracing available resources and create engaging learning environments for students to be successful. 

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Feb 1, 2024

Inside Higher Ed: Tenure Clock Delays, A Debatable Fix, Popular Amid Pandemic

About four in 10 assistant and associate professors at public research universities reported that the pandemic disrupted their research “a great deal,” compared to just a quarter of full professors, according to a journal article published in Teachers College Record. The authors — Professor Paul D. Umbach, Professor Stephen R. Porter and Doctoral Student Chris William from NC State's College of Education — found that “men and women were equally likely to extend,” even though 40 percent of women reported “a great deal” of disruption compared to 29 percent of men. 

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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.