Educate. Innovate.

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

COVID-19 Support Resources

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

Professor Hollylynne S. Lee Selected as Finalist for Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Hollylynne S. Lee, Ph.D., senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute  and professor of mathematics and statistics education in the NC State College of Education, has been selected as one of three finalists for Baylor University’s highly prestigious 2022 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

Friday Institute Forges a Path in Online Professional Learning

Nine years ago, the Friday Institute launched an initiative focused on meeting the growing needs of schools and equipping educators with research-based professional development. Since then, online professional learning at the Friday Institute has served more than 76,000 educators in 50 states and more than 160 countries. With the onset of COVID-19, the project saw a tenfold increase in participants in the spring—serving more than 25,000 participants and making 2020 the project’s most successful year of courses.

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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