Research Spotlight

2008

How do schools achieve excellence plus equity?

More than 400 elementary schools were recognized by the state of North Carolina as “Honor Schools of Excellence” in 2004-2005.

Jeff Greene, Dana Griffin, Steve Knotek receive Phillips Memorial Fund challenge grants

Three School of Education faculty members received funding this fall from the Guy B. Phillips Memorial Fund.

Eileen Parsons receives grant, is selected for Leadership Training Institute for diverse researchers

Eileen Parsons has received a grant from the National Science Foundation designed to enhance the retention of Black faculty—including African American faculty—in science education in the United States.

Foundation for Child Development awards Young Scholar Fellowship to support Steve Knotek’s work to enhance school readiness of Latino children

A $178,000 award from the Foundation for Child Development will fund Steven Knotek’s ongoing work to enhance the emergent literacy skills and school readiness of Latino children.

New resources for middle school teachers from CareerStart

New resources for middle school teachers will soon be available online from CareerStart, a project designed to increase student engagement and ultimately reduce student dropout rates.