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Aug 26, 2010

Race to the Top

Education reform in North Carolina received a boost from the federal government this week, thanks to a partnership between the state and North Carolina State University. The U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top program will provide $400 million in funding for innovative initiatives that address specific state needs in four areas of education… 

Aug 17, 2010

NC State Experts Can Discuss K-12 Back-to-School Topics

Students and teachers across North Carolina are preparing to fill up K-12 classrooms. Experts from North Carolina State University’s College of Education are available to discuss various issues related to the start of a new school year – from tutoring to time management to counselor services. 

Aug 17, 2010

You Say It’s Your Birthday…Squirrel!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a serious matter. So it is worth paying attention when researchers find that many kids are apparently being misdiagnosed with ADHD because of their birthdays. A study from NC State, Notre Dame and Minnesota finds that children who are born just before the cut-off date for kindergarten enrollment are 25… 

Aug 3, 2010

Hold the Calculators: Let’s Talk About Math!

Many children, when learning to read, are encouraged by their teachers to retell all they remember about a story in order to build their comprehension skills. But can similar comprehension strategies be applied to mathematics? Researchers at North Carolina State University say that when teachers work with kids to talk through math problems, kids do… 

Jun 21, 2010

Game On! Getting Serious with Serious Gaming

Everyone knows that little Johnny loves going home after school and getting to spend some time playing video games. But what if Johnny could get his game on at school? And what if the game’s content actually furthers his education? That idea is what researchers, tech-savvy parents, teachers and video game developers around the world… 

May 19, 2010

Lending a Hand

Research for a senior textile engineering project took students beyond your typical library visits and Google searches. Instead, it had them playing basketball games against Raleigh’s wheelchair basketball league, the Triangle Thunder, and watching the Raleigh Outlaws, the local Blind Bowlers Association’s local league, knock down some pins. For the past year, a group of… 

May 10, 2010

Dr. M. Jayne Fleener Named Dean of NC State’s College of Education

Dr. M. Jayne Fleener, dean and E.B. “Ted” Robert Professor at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) College of Education, has been named dean of the College of Education at North Carolina State University, effective July 1. Interim Provost Warwick A. Arden announced the appointment today. 

Apr 29, 2010

Dude, Where’s My Starbucks?

What is important to you when looking into a new job? Benefits? Salary? Vacation? Location? You might be surprised to learn that like Realtors, the mantra “location, location, location” also rings true for teachers and administrators … especially when it comes to deciding whether to take a job in a rural school. Often times, the… 

Apr 28, 2010

NC State Researchers to Evaluate Technology Use in K-12 Classrooms

School districts across the state are investing millions of dollars into instructional technology for K-12 schools in hopes of better preparing students to work and live in the 21st century. But are the technology and media programs helping students succeed? Researchers at North Carolina State University are evaluating the success of the North Carolina Department… 

Apr 22, 2010

“Mom, watching music videos is my homework!”

Let’s face it: This generation of students absorbs information different than past generations. They are fed a constant stream of information – outside the classroom – through sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. So, is there any wonder they have a hard time being engaged in a static classroom? Teachers and school administrators understand that… 

Apr 20, 2010

Note to Teachers: Stay in School

Retaining beginning teachers is a continuing problem in the United States – and around the world. Approximately one-third of all new teachers leave the profession within their first three years of teaching, increasing to nearly 50 percent after the first five years. Scary figures considering the importance great teachers make in the lives of our… 

Mar 16, 2010

NC State Experts Can Address ‘No Child Left Behind’ Overhaul

North Carolina State University researchers can help explain the impact an overhaul of “No Child Left Behind” may have on the nation’s K-12 schools. President Barack Obama and Congress are debating a plan to overhaul “No Child Left Behind.” The revised law, according to Obama, will ask states to ensure that their academic standards prepare… 

Dec 14, 2009

STEM Gets Greener

Can building model cars really help create the next generation of electric vehicle designers and engineers? Researchers at North Carolina State University think so. Through a recent grant, they will develop a curriculum that uses real-world applications of renewable energy technologies to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics – known as STEM concepts. The project,… 

Sep 14, 2009

What Did You Learn to be in School Today?

Filling the pipeline with the next generation of chemists, engineers and rocket scientists isn’t easy. New research at North Carolina State University hopes to drive U.S. students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM. 

Jun 9, 2009

Grant Supports Master Teachers

Outstanding public school teachers in 11 North Carolina counties will partner with leading researchers at North Carolina State University to develop new curricula for schools across the state through teacher fellowships established by a $1.5 million National Science Foundation (NSF)  grant to the Kenan Fellows Program.