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Inspire.

Helping create next-generation education systems.

Advancing education through innovation in digital-age 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.

By The Numbers

71,000+ Educators served online since March 2020
115 North Carolina school districts served
160+ Countries represented in Friday Institute online courses since 2014

In the Spotlight

NC Conference for Educational Equity. 20+ virtual sessions featuring the work of districts, schools and educators in pursuit of educational equity. July 27 and 28. go.ncsu.edu/ncequity NC Conference for Educational Equity. 20+ virtual sessions featuring the work of districts, schools and educators in pursuit of educational equity. July 27 and 28. go.ncsu.edu/ncequity

NC Conference for Educational Equity

This FREE, two-day virtual conference welcomes all educators! The 2nd Annual North Carolina Conference for Educational Equity will focus on the district-wide practices, community-based programs, school policies and classroom procedures that have created more equitable learning and life outcomes for students.

COVID-19 Support Resources

Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.

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Museum Volunteer Programs Could Play Important Role in Developing Pipeline of Much-needed Science Teachers

Museum volunteer programs could be a potential avenue for recruiting high school students into science teaching and communication careers, according to a recent study supported by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.

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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