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.
EdNC: Perspective | We can’t put the genie back in the bottle: Designing next-generation education in the time of crisis
Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., shares her takeaways from the Friday Institute's Next Generation Education webinar series to provide guidance for the future of education.
Here to Help
Learn more about how the Friday Institute and NC DPI partnered to provide resources and support for North Carolina teachers during the transition to remote learning.
Looking Back to Think Forward: Reflecting on 9 weeks of remote learning in order to plan for the future
Read these takeaways from Friday Institute Research Scholar Jaclyn Stevens on what she's learned over the last nine weeks of remote learning and tips for educators for self-reflection.
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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.