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.

reImagining Schools – A Student Video Competition

Voting for the reImagining Schools student video contest is NOW LIVE! You have until July 20 to vote for your favorite video from both middle and high school entries. Winners will be announced July 31.

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A Message From the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

We at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation join with the many people who are saddened and outraged by racial injustices and the escalation of violence within our country.


By The Numbers

38,000+ Educators served in 2020
160+ Countries represented in Friday Institute online courses since 2014

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.

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