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.
Hiller A. Spires Named Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Associate Dean
Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., will serve as executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, effective Wednesday, Nov. 20.
AERA Journal: A Study of the Implementation of Formative Assessment in Three Large Urban Districts
In this study, Carla Johnson, Janet Walton and Toni Sondergeld examine the enactment of formative assessment by administrator-selected master teachers in large, urban, public school districts in three regions of the United States.
Friday Institute Faculty Fellow Gail Jones surveyed citizen scientists and science hobbyists across the country, discovering the lack of diversity in these communities.
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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.