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.
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.
WRAL: Start Interventions Earlier to Improve Reading Skills
Trip Stallings, director of policy research at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, says better interventions in earlier grades could help North Carolina make more progress in reading achievement. Stallings is part of a team of researchers from the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute that released findings from a five-year study on the state's Read to Achieve program last year.
Analysis Detects No State-Level Impacts for ‘Read to Achieve’ Initiative
North Carolina’s Read to Achieve initiative, the state program supporting reading mastery for all third-grade students, appears to have had no effect on reading scores for the first two cohorts of students exposed to the program, according to research and analysis conducted by North Carolina State University.
N&O: NC State Researchers Reveal Results in Newest ‘Read to Achieve’ Study
Researchers from the NC State College of Education and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation reveal findings from North Carolina's Read to Achieve program since its inception in 2012 and suggest ways to improve the statewide initiative moving forward.
Education Matters: Examining NC’s Private School Voucher Program
Education Matters explored two new reports -- including one from NC State College of Education researchers Anna Egalite and Trip Stallings --on the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship voucher program on its Saturday evening television show.
Fordham Institute Flypaper: Steps Towards Examining the Academic Impact of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program
In this Fordham Institute blog post, NC State Education researchers Anna Egalite and Trip Stallings discuss how they, along with colleague Stephen Porter, coordinated with a diverse set of public and private school partners to conduct a pilot evaluation on North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program despite significant barriers.
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.
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.
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.