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Jun 27, 2016

Closing the Gap

Meet two NC State programs working to close the educational achievement gap between North Carolina's rural and urban schools. 

Sep 14, 2015

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. 

May 21, 2015

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. 

Apr 9, 2015

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. 

Dec 8, 2014

Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families To Buy Homes Nearby

A new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school. The finding may have relevance for urban renewal efforts. 

Sep 24, 2014

NELA Scores $2 Million Grant

A program that trains principals for rural schools picked up two honors: a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an award for effectiveness from the University Council for Educational Administration. 

Sep 24, 2014

Researchers Aim to Improve Educational Software through Speech and Emotion Detection

North Carolina State University researchers have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve educational software by enabling it to assess facial expression, body language, speech and other cues to better respond to a student’s emotional state during the learning process. “Educational software can be a valuable tool, but so far… 

Jun 5, 2014

Remote Lab Allows ‘Hands-On’ Testing of Antennas From Thousands of Miles Away

Imagine a lab that gives scientists the opportunity to do “hands-on” testing from thousands of miles away. Researchers at NC State have created a remotely-controlled testing facility that allows students, professors and private companies from around the world to test prototype antennas for wireless devices. The lab was created to provide a teaching and R&D tool… 

Feb 5, 2014

Emerging Issues Forum to Focus on Teachers, Teacher Quality

National education experts and policy leaders will join N.C. leaders to discuss how teacher quality impacts educational outcomes at the 29th annual Emerging Issues Forum. This year’s forum, titled “Teachers and the Great Economic Debate,” is scheduled for Feb. 10-11 at the Raleigh Convention Center. More than 150 K-12 educators and administrators from across North… 

Jan 16, 2014

NC State Chancellor Visits White House; Announces New Initiative to Increase College Enrollment for Low-Income Students

At a White House gathering of leaders in higher education, North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson today unveils the university’s plan to help low-income students enroll and succeed in college. The plan, dubbed the College Pipeline Initiative, consists of three major commitments: increasing the presence of high school advisers; bridging the performance gap in… 

Jan 8, 2014

Study Shows ‘Readability’ Scores Are Largely Inaccurate

Teachers, parents and textbook companies use technical “readability” formulas to determine how difficult reading materials are and to set reading levels by age group. But new research from North Carolina State University shows that the readability formulas are usually inaccurate and offer little insight into which age groups will be able to read and understand… 

Nov 18, 2013

Researchers Design Interactive Software to Target Teen Alcohol Use

If you want teens to avoid risky behavior, you can’t just give teenagers the facts – you have to get them to engage with the information, feel motivated to change, and have the confidence and skills to keep themselves safe. That’s the idea behind a project under way at NC State and the University of California,… 

Oct 4, 2013

NC State Wins $4.7 Million Grant to Expand Rural School Leadership Program

North Carolina State University will use a $4.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand its efforts to train principals and assistant principals for hard-to-staff school districts in the northeastern region of the state. Thirteen districts will benefit from an expanded North East Leadership Academy (NELA), which offers specialized instruction in school… 

Sep 27, 2013

NC State Announces $50 Million Gift From Park Foundation

Chancellor Randy Woodson announced today a $50 million gift from the Park Foundation – the largest single contribution in NC State’s 126-year history – that will go toward permanently funding the university’s prestigious Park Scholarships program. Together with additional donor support, this gift will enable an endowment to provide income in perpetuity to attract the brightest… 

Sep 25, 2013

The 21st Century Professor: Evaluating the Future of Instruction in Higher Education

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Jeff Braden, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of psychology at NC State. Braden is leading a study, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to determine whether computer-based instruction is as effective as conventional classroom instruction in higher education. What makes…