The Friday Institute Research and Evaluation (FIRE) Team conducts evidence-based studies with a commitment to mixed research methods that employ the most up-to-date tools and techniques. A key component of the FIRE Team’s approach to research and evaluation is its strong network of relationships with local, state, and national education leaders, stakeholders, and policymakers.
Since 2009, the FIRE team has effectively carried out $15,000,000 in research and evaluation grants and contracts, with past funders including local foundations (e.g., Golden LEAF, Walton Family, Belk), state government (e.g., NC Department of Public Instruction), and national agencies (e.g., National Science Foundation and Institute of Education Sciences).
On Feb. 2, the Friday Institute hosted a webinar featuring leaders from districts piloting the Advanced Teaching Roles program discussing the value of the program and recommendations for those interested in implementing it in their districts.
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation released a pair of new case studies that highlight school-wide implementation of its Learning Differences program.
Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Research Associate Callie Edwards, Ph.D., has been named a 2021 NC State University Impact Scholar.