NC State Research Explores How Private Schools, Families Make Voucher Decisions
New reports from education researchers provide insight on how school leaders and parents view a publicly funded voucher program to allow lower-income students to attend private schools.
Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering
A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level.
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Both School Diversity And Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools.
NSF-funded Afterschool Program Powering Up in Durham
Middle school students in Durham will have time to explore electrical engineering and computer science as part of a 3-year, National Science Foundation project NC State is leading.
3 Researchers Selected As RTI University Scholars
NC State researchers Owen Duckworth, Sylvia Nassar-McMillan and Nagui Rouphail have been selected for the 2016 class of RTI University Scholars.
Researchers Eye Gaming As Tool for Boosting Computer Science Skills, Diversity in Middle Schools
An interdisciplinary team of researchers is launching an initiative that will use a custom-designed video game to boost computational thinking in middle school science classrooms and foster diversity in the sciences.
Study Shows Unexpected Path for Women to Major in Science
Intriguing new research shows a pattern of women who migrated into science majors after being undecided about what to study when entering college.
Researchers Aim to Understand What Drives School Diversity or Resegregation
Why are some school districts able to maintain economic diversity in their schools, while others have become effectively resegregated in recent decades? That’s a question being explored by a team of researchers led by NC State University under a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Race, Politics, and Neighborhood Schools: What You Can Learn From a School Board Election
Local school board elections can be sleepy affairs, but the past decade saw heated debate over elections to the Wake County Board of Education in North Carolina – a debate that raised issues of race, social ties, and what K-12 schools should do in order to best serve their students.
Researchers Roll Out Science Video Game With Demonstrated Results
Researchers are rolling out a science video game and educational curriculum, making them freely available to educators.