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.
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Developing a Personalized Survey Tool to Inform School Decision Making
Learning 4 All | Virtual Conference
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Friday Institute: Looking Forward To A New Year and New Opportunities, Part II
Friday Institute Crosstalk: STEM Enrichment & College Pipeline Access
Releasing the Floodgates of Innovation
This case study from the Successful Practices Network and AASA The School Superintendents Association shares the innovative K-12 best practices displayed in the Rowan-Salisbury School System.
The News & Observer: Business leaders seeing talent gap want to fund more computer science teachers in NC
Our CS4NC team is bringing together partners to help fill the tech industry talent gap by training teachers to teach computer science.
2020 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education awarded six 2020 Catalyst Grants this week.
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Strategic Focus Areas
Our work centers on the critical challenges of creating the next-generation education system that is required to prepare all students for success in further education, careers and civic life in the rapidly changing global, digital world. Our strategic focus areas reflect our mission and goals and build upon our prior and ongoing work in North Carolina and nationally. In each focus area, we take systemic approaches that incorporate the perspectives of practitioners, researchers, policymakers and community members.