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2020 Friday Medal Winner Dr. Dudley E. Flood Honored By Colleagues and Friends During Friday Medal Ceremony
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation honored Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., during a virtual ceremony Nov. 19 with the Friday Medal award, which recognizes significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education.
EdNC: Dudley Flood is an Education Trailblazer, But He Isn’t Finished Helping the State Chart its Course
Reporter Rupen Fofaria talks to North Carolina education legend Dr. Dudley Flood about his work and highlights his remarks at the 2020 Friday Medal ceremony.
Technician: 2020 Friday Medal recognizes Dudley Flood, North Carolina Desegregationist
The official NC State student newspaper, Technician, shares the origins of the Friday Medal, past award recipients, and speakers for the 2020 Friday Medal ceremony.
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Online Professional Learning Courses Open for Registration
Free high-quality online professional learning courses for educators are now open. With a robust offering of courses and modules, including two new courses offered this fall, educators can find what they need to support their practice—especially during remote learning.
COVID-19 Support Resources
Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.
2020 Friday Medal Honors Dr. Dudley Flood
Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., is a former educator and administrator at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) who was instrumental in desegregating North Carolina’s schools.
Staff Spotlight: Jamie Gillespie
Friday Institute Research Associate Jamie Gillespie is working on a project focused on increasing the availability and quality of mentoring for female faculty, especially those of color, in STEM. Learn more about Jamie in this staff spotlight video.
Cybersecurity in K-12: An Overview of the Threat Landscape
Learn how to manage cybersecurity in K-12 schools in this recent white paper.
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