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Dec 2, 2022

Why Tinkering is Important for Kids

A new study finds that tinkering with “everyday” science-related objects at home could be an important way to build science interests and skills in kids, but children may not always know if they have access to these items. 

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Nov 16, 2022

In-Person Learning Helped Narrow Reading Gaps During Pandemic

In-person classes helped narrow pandemic reading learning losses for some elementary school students, a study led by an NC State researcher found. 

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Nov 10, 2022

How Colleges Can Help Students Make Friends Who Have Different Religious, Spiritual Beliefs

Co-curricular opportunities can impact whether college students make friends with students from different faith traditions. 

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Sep 28, 2022

Why We Need More Joy in Higher Education

An upcoming symposium will focus on cultivating joy in order to address issues in higher education. 

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Aug 24, 2022

Belonging Helps Black, Latino Students Feel Engaged

An NC State study found Black and Latino students were more likely to feel engaged in classes where they felt they belonged. 

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Aug 10, 2022

Strategies Revealed for Effective Delivery of K-12 Online Education

An analysis by NC State researchers found challenges and best practices for teaching K-12 classes online. 

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Apr 22, 2022

Research Through an Equitable Lens

Recognizing the importance of a fair and just society, researchers at NC State prioritize equity in their diverse fields. 

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Mar 3, 2022

Sense of Belonging Helps High School Students Engage with STEM

Making classrooms feel more inclusive is key to promoting STEM education. 

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Sep 9, 2021

Uncertainty on Climate Change in Textbooks Linked to Uncertainty in Students

A study by an NC State researcher found textbooks that portray climate change as uncertain can influence students. 

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Sep 3, 2021

What is the Future of Desegregation in N.C. Public Schools?

Researchers discuss factors that could impact whether North Carolina public schools can deliver on the promise of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. 

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Jul 29, 2021

NC State, NSF Unveil Institute Focused on Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education

A new NSF-funded institute will focus on creating AI tools to help people learn. 

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Jul 27, 2021

Political Discussions Focused on Consensus More Comfortable, Less Divisive for Students

A study led by an NC State researcher found more U.S. high school students felt respected in a political discussion designed as a deliberation. 

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Jul 27, 2021

Views on School Assignments, Diversity Are Similar – Even in Cities with Segregated Schools

The public favors diversity and efforts to desegregate schools. 

High school students carried water in a project designed to teach them about global water access.

Jun 1, 2021

How To Engage Students in Addressing Global Problems

NC State researchers challenged 11th graders to find solutions to address the global problem of clean water access. 

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Apr 29, 2021

Science Books Boost Beginning Readers’ Skills

An NC State researcher was part of study that used science books on Arctic animal survival to teach first graders to read.