WUNC: A Popular Teacher Mentoring Program is Packaged in a Controversial Pay Plan
Education researchers at the Friday Institute were tasked with evaluating the advanced teaching roles pilot program, which policymakers are now working to expand across North Carolina public schools.
PEER Group Acting Director Callie Edwards Aims to Grow and Diversify the STEM Workforce with New NSF Grant
A recently funded three-year, NSF grant will allow Callie Edwards, acting director of the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group at the Friday Institute, to help investigate strategies aimed at improving the outcomes of undergraduate Black or African American men in entry-level mathematics courses in an effort to grow and diversify the STEM workforce.
2022-2023 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education have awarded three Catalyst Grants that are designed to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff at both entities and seed collaborative, high-impact research that will lead to further inquiry and support.
Oak Foundation Convening Energizes Learning Differences Work at the Friday Institute
This fall, the Friday Institute hosted Oak Foundation’s Learning Differences Programme Convening, held Sept. 13-15.
Educators Share Online Professional Development Needs During the Pandemic in Recent Friday Institute Study and Upcoming Webinar
Through funding from Oak Foundation, researchers from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation conducted an exploratory qualitative study, “Insight into Contemporary Professional Growth Needs for North Carolina Educators,” to better understand the classroom-, school- and district-level challenges North Carolina educators were facing one year into the pandemic.
Friday Institute Team to Increase Access to Computing Education for North Carolina’s Elementary Students with Department of Education Grant
A new one-year, $349,286 grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow a team at the Friday Institute to create and develop a sustainable community of elementary teachers to support ongoing integration of computer science (CS) concepts into core content areas.
Friday Institute Hosts High School Students in Career Accelerator Workforce Development Program
The Friday Institute hosted local high school students to learn about education careers, practice interview skills and gain insight into some of the Friday Institute’s projects as part of WakeEd Partnership's Career Accelerator Program.
Friday Institute and Duke University SSRI Partner to Better Understand the Impact of NC Summer Learning Programs
The Friday Institute’s Program Evaluation and Education Research Group, in partnership with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Duke University, has begun a qualitative research study of summer programs designed to mitigate the impacts of COVID on at-risk students.
LASER Institute Scholars Gather for First In-Person Workshop for Learning, Community and Collaboration
The LASER Institute, a professional development program for early and mid-career researchers, held its first in-person weeklong summer workshop July 11-15 at the Friday Institute to support its scholars in their professional development throughout the year.
Friday Institute Team Providing Professional Development and Evaluation Support for the NCDPI Innovative Assessment System Pilot Program
Researchers from the Friday Institute are supporting the development of a through-grade assessment system the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is piloting, the North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool (NCPAT).