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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. 

Mar 12, 2009

Teaching with FIZZ

FIZZ – which is being used in 35 K-12 schools over seven North Carolina counties – allows teachers to implement safe Web 2.0 environments in the classroom.