Educate. Innovate.

Helping create next-generation education systems.

Advancing K-12 education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership, we bring together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers and educational professionals to foster collaborations that improve education for all learners.

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By The Numbers

80,000+ Educators served online since March 2020
115 North Carolina K-12 school districts served
160 Countries represented in Friday Institute online courses since March 2020
50 U.S. states represented in online courses since March 2020

In the Spotlight

2022 Friday Medal to Honor Two Leaders in Education Research and Practice Together for the First Time

The Friday Institute has selected James A. Banks, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington College of Education and founding director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice, and Joann Blumenfeld, founder and program director for Catalyst at The Science House, to receive its 2022 Friday Medal award.

5 Tips for Increasing Learner Engagement During Educator-Designed Instructional Videos

Interested in creating your own instructional videos? Check out the five tips for increasing learner engagement for instructional videos, learned during the creation of PBS NC’s At-Home Learning: Classroom Connection program.

FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding Map

North Carolina public schools are receiving almost $200 million in FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding, which our Technology Infrastructure Lab has mapped out by school district, vendor, product type and region.

Our Impact

Our three areas of impact are at the core of our work, guiding our vision of all learners being prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

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