Remembering Ida Howell Friday, 1919-2017

William and Ida Friday
With sympathy to the members of the Friday family, all of us at the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, named in honor of these two great leaders and wonderful people, will continue to be inspired by their legacy.

Click here to read about Mrs. Friday’s life and passionate work for education.

Advancing education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership, we bring together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, educational professionals, and other community members to foster collaborations in improving education.  

We conduct research, develop educational resources, provide professional development programs for educators, advocate to improve teaching and learning, and help inform policy-making.