News and Updates: Ray Zeisz
Friday Institute Senior Director Ray Zeisz Presents School Connectivity Report to North Carolina State Board of Education
Senior Director Ray Zeisz co-presented highlights from his report to the North Carolina General Assembly, including program performance and recommendations, at last month's North Carolina State Board of Education meeting.
NC School Connectivity Analysis
All North Carolina students receive ample high-quality internet access at school. Our Technology Infrastructure Lab analyzed internet usage of all 115 school districts and over 100 charter schools in the state.
Friday Institute Hosts Webinar on Building Quantum Computing Talent in NC Schools
Educators and administrators across the state participated in a virtual discussion with leading education and technology experts to discuss an emerging technology with the power to change the world--quantum computing.
Friday Institute’s Ray Zeisz honored with MCNC’s Inaugural Innovation Award
Ray Zeisz, senior director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, was honored with MCNC’s inaugural Innovation Award at the organization's signature event, MCNC Community Day.
Friday Institute Publishes Initial Report on Rural Home Internet Access Pilot
An initial report of a pilot program to test emerging wireless technologies for rural areas finds no absolute solution to broadband challenges.
The Fayetteville Observer: Elon Musk’s Starlink Service Helps Wrestlers, School kids with High-Speed Internet at Home
The Friday Institute is testing Starlink, plus two new ground-based wireless technologies, in remote parts of North Carolina to help school children who need internet access for school.
Unique Problems, Unique Solutions for Broadband Access in Eastern N.C.
Ray Zeisz, director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute, talks about broadband access for students in rural Eastern North Carolina and his work with Hyde County Schools to pilot a program of SpaceX’s Starlink internet service to improve access.
New Satellite Internet Pilot Program to Connect Students in Two N.C. Counties
The North Carolina Department of Information Technology Broadband Infrastructure Office and the Friday Institute are leading a CARES Act-funded program that will assist two North Carolina school districts with implementing the “Satellite Internet Technologies for Student Connectivity Pilot,” which will allow students to access Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Starlink internet service.
Friday Institute Studying Emerging Wireless Broadband Technologies to Reduce Homework Gap in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is expanding its partnership with the Friday Institute with a new project to research, pilot and analyze emerging wireless technologies that can reduce the homework gap, particularly in rural areas.
Asheville Citizen Times: Rise of Ransomware Attacks on NC Schools Hinder Virtual Learning
Friday Institute Director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab, Ray Zeisz, explains why targeted attacks on K-12 schools have been increasing.