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A portrait of NC State professor James Lester, against a stylized background.

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. 

Student presents in classroom.

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. 

A multicultural mix of middle school students listen to a teacher in a classroom.

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. 

Child reading at sunset.

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. 

stack of books

Apr 16, 2021

Is Your Workload Fair? At Universities, It Depends on Who You Ask

A new study co-authored by an NC State researcher reveals differences in faculty perceptions of how fairly work is distributed in higher education. 

Greenland ocean at sunset.

Aug 26, 2020

Lessons for Educators on Teaching Climate Change

Researchers found a strategy to teach students climate change, but also saw outside beliefs influence learning. 

Apple on books in classroom.

Aug 4, 2020

Back to School: Helping Children Cope With Change

Across the state and country, students and their parents are preparing for the return of the school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts at NC State offered tips to help ease the transition for parents and caregivers. 

student studies at computer

Feb 5, 2020

Improving AI’s Ability to Identify Students Who Need Help

A new AI model is better able to predict how much students are learning in educational games. 

Student works on a laptop.

Jan 14, 2020

Online Programs Advance in Rankings

NC State's online master's programs in engineering, information technology, business and education score among the best in the nation on an annual survey by U.S. News. An online bachelor's degree program jumps 19 spots. 

Dec 4, 2019

Ask The Expert: Can I Discuss the Impeachment Inquiry in My Classroom?

Paula McAvoy, faculty member in social studies education, shares reasons teachers should address sensitive political issues, including the impeachment inquiry, in the classroom and offers advice on facilitating discussions. 

video game image of three young people examining a waterway

Nov 13, 2019

Making (Fun) Multi-Player Gaming an Educational Experience

A new video game framework keeps multiple players engrossed in the learning experience while fostering collaboration and problem solving. 

Students gather samples in the sound in front of the CMAST building

Jul 24, 2019

Campus at the Coast

NC State's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) offers students unique experiences and furthers the university's research and outreach mission. 

an empty classroom

May 6, 2019

Climate Education for Kids Increases Climate Concerns for Parents

A new study finds that teaching children about climate change increases their parents’ concerns about climate change. 

painting of insects

Dec 12, 2018

College Textbooks Largely Overlook the Most Common Animals

Biology textbooks devote less than 1 percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal species.