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

57,000+ Educators served online in 2020
115 North Carolina school districts served
160+ Countries represented in Friday Institute online courses since 2014

In the Spotlight

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Spring 2021 Online Professional Learning Courses Now Open for Registration

Free high-quality online professional learning courses for educators are now open for registration for the spring 2021 session, which starts March 1. The Friday Institute is offering courses focusing on literacy, mathematics, remote learning and coaching.

COVID-19 Support Resources

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

Research Associate Callie Edwards Named 2021 NC State Impact Scholar

Friday Institute Research Associate Callie Edwards, Ph.D., will be in the first cohort of the Strengthening The Impact of Research (STIR) program.

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Behind the Scenes of North Carolina’s At-Home Learning Initiative

The Friday Institute facilitated the creation and implementation of 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students as part of the At-Home Learning initiative for remote education in partnership with NC Department of Public Instruction and PBS North Carolina (PBS NC). Most of these lessons will air this year on PBS NC.

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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