Aug 30, 2017
Parcel Appointed Program Director at NSF
Toby Parcel, professor of sociology at NC State, will serve as a program director with the National Science Foundation. Her appointment is part of NSF’s rotating program director initiative through which university faculty work at the federal agency for one or two years.
Nov 28, 2016 | NC State News
Parenting Influences Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help
In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers from NC State and California State University, Northridge find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies — but that public policies can make a difference.
Oct 27, 2016 | NC State News
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diverse, Neighborhood Schools
In the first empirical study on gender and school assignment, NC State researchers find that mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and so-called neighborhood schools. The study also finds that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, dangers and uncertainty related to school assignments.
Oct 23, 2016 | News and Observer
Moms More Likely Than Dads to Favor Diversity and Neighborhood Schools
Mothers are more likely than fathers to favor both school diversity and neighborhood schools, according to a new study on gender and school assignment conducted by N.C. State University. The study also found that mothers are more likely to be concerned about challenges, danger and uncertainties of school assignments. And they were more fearful that a school reassignment would negatively affect their child’s learning or friendships. Toby Parcel, sociology, and Andy Taylor, political science, featured.