Advancing K-12 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.
NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Preparing the Next Generation to Address the “Wicked Problems” of Society
EdNC’s Mebane Rash Honored During Friday Medal Ceremony
RALEIGH, N.C. —On Thursday, November 18th, education leaders from across the state joined together virtually to celebrate this year’s Friday Medal recipient, Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC (EdNC)....
Friday Institute’s Ray Zeisz honored with MCNC’s inaugural Innovation Award
Ray Zeisz, senior director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, was honored with MCNC’s inaugural Innovation Award at the organization's signature event, MCNC Community...
FI Research Associate Jamie Gillespie explores relationship between media coverage and outcomes of teacher strikes at Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference
How does the media depiction of teacher strikes impact public perception of these issues – and ultimately drive change within the public school system? It’s a question that Jamie Gillespie,...
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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation: Educating, Innovating and Inspiring
Learn more about the Friday Institute and how we lead to educate, innovate and inspire in North Carolina and beyond.
Fall 2021 Online Professional Learning for Educators
Free high-quality online professional learning courses for educators have launched for the fall 2021 session, but you can still sign up through November. The Friday Institute is offering four courses that cover a variety of topics aimed to support educators in their practice, from learning differences to teaching math to young children.
The North Carolina Rural Student Home Internet Access Pilot Program Initial Report
The Friday Institute’s Technology Infrastructure Lab is investigating alternative and cutting-edge wireless technologies that could be used to provide rural students with home internet access. Their initial report provides some early findings and recommendations.
COVID-19 Support Resources
Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.
2021 Friday Medal Will Honor EducationNC CEO and Editor-in-Chief Mebane Rash
Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC, will be honored virtually at the 2021 Friday Medal ceremony Nov. 18.
Exploring Next-Generation Education Webinar Series
Watch and listen to these cross-sector discussions on how we can work collectively to explore next-generation education systems, moderated by Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires.
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