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K-12 education

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Jan 9, 2023

Equity-in-Education Law Poses Challenges for States

A new study highlights some of the challenges states face as they look to meet requirements of a federal law designed to ensure students have equitable opportunities for education in K-12 schools, regardless of race, income, disability or other factors. 

Student learning online

Oct 12, 2022

Teachers Detail Digital Safety Concerns, Strategies in Elementary Schools

A recent study detailed elementary school teachers' concerns for students' digital safety as well as strategies schools are implementing in response. 

Students in classroom

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. 

Student learning online

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. 

Children in nature

Sep 21, 2021

Study Finds Natural Outdoor Spaces Are Less Common at Schools

NC State researchers found natural spaces like woods or gardens were relatively rare in a small sample of elementary and middle schools in Wake County. 

School buses

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. 

The Top of NC State's Bell-tower

Jun 4, 2018

Working Paper Offers Initial Data on Academic Impact of N.C. School Vouchers

NC State researchers compared scores of a small volunteer group of public and private school students on the same standardized test. 

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Jul 27, 2017

NC State Research Explores How Private Schools, Families Make Voucher Decisions

New reports from education researchers provide insight on how school leaders and parents view a publicly funded voucher program to allow lower-income students to attend private schools. 

Two Catalyst program students work on soldering a circuit.

Feb 21, 2017

Learners, Leaders

One in every eight students in North Carolina public schools has a disability. That’s nearly 170,000 people who need the expert support of the state’s educators. But those students are also a potential wellspring of talent for the state’s STEM industries. 

Sep 7, 2016

Do Teachers’ Climate Change Beliefs Influence Students?

A coastal North Carolina study examines effects of middle school teaching and students' climate knowledge.