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Jul 26, 2023

Teachers Who Leave Turnaround Schools Can Have Positive Effects

A recent study led by an NC State education researcher revealed spillover effects from turnaround reforms in low-performing schools. 

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Mar 28, 2023

Rural Educators Find Solutions to Support Multilingual Learners

A study led by an NC State researcher found a professional development program helped teachers in a rural school district identify solutions to serve multilingual learners. 

Mar 11, 2016

Q&A: Preventing an Achievement Gap in Mathematics Starts Early

How can we prevent an achievement gap in math? NC State education research suggests that in-depth professional development for teachers in early elementary grades could help. 

Aug 26, 2010

Education Reform: Racing 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… 

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… 

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 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…