Assistant Professor Jill Grifenhagen: ‘Every Child Deserves an Excellent Literacy Teacher Each Year and Elementary Teachers Need to Be Ready to Meet Students’ Diverse Literacy Needs’
No matter how much Jill Grifenhagen, Ph.D., tried to resist following in the footsteps of her mother and other family members who were teachers, the career path kept finding her. She finally gave into her calling during a sociology course she took as an undergraduate that focused on social stratification, where she learned about the ways educational systems can both perpetuate and transcend social inequalities.
Students on Associate Teaching Professor Ann Harrington: ‘She Just Wants Every Student to Succeed and Become an Excellent Teacher’
When she worked as a first-grade teacher in a high-poverty school, Ann Harrintgon, Ph.D., saw firsthand the importance of teaching children to read effectively. Now she helps pre-service teachers prepare to become effective educators as an associate teaching professor of reading education.
Wolfpack WORKS Continues to Support Beginning Teachers, Help Kids Improve Literacy Skills From Home During COVID-19
Since 2018, Wolfpack WORKS has used a blended professional development approach to provide literacy-specific induction support to beginning K-2 teachers. As learning moves online, coaches are sharing how they are continuing to successfully support educators during the transition.
How NC State’s College of Education Helps In-Service Teachers Across North Carolina Succeed
The NC State College of Education graduates educators who rate among the best in statewide performance measures. But our work to prepare extraordinary educators extends beyond pre-service teachers. From professional development opportunities to advanced degree programs for in-service teachers across North Carolina, programs and partnerships with public school districts are working to ensure that all students receive a high-quality education.
19 Reasons Our 2019 Was Another Extraordinary Year
What an extraordinary 2019 for the NC State College of Education! Browse our achievements from the past year.
Wolfpack WORKS: A Look at the Literacy Initiative’s First Year
Take a look at Wolfpack WORKS' first year and the impact the literacy initiative is having on teachers and students in North Carolina.
With Grant from Mebane Charitable Foundation, Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership Will Collaborate with Yadkin County Schools to Train Literacy Experts, Improve Reading Proficiency
A new partnership between the NC State College of Education and Yadkin County Schools called the Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership will work to improve reading proficiency in the district by helping teachers become literacy leaders. The project is funded by the Mebane Charitable Foundation and led by Associate Professor Dennis Davis.
With $30M Awarded in FY2019, NC State Education Faculty Set Record for Grants Awarded for 2nd Straight Year
With more than $30 million awarded in FY2019, NC State College of Education has once again set a record for the highest total dollar amount in grants awarded to faculty in a single year.
Wolfpack WORKS Meetings Help Prepare Administrators for Second Year
Wolfpack WORKS is expanding as the project enters its second year. Co-principal investigator Ann Harrington explains the plan to provide support for more teachers as well as school administrators.
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.