Advancing K-12 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.
2021 Catalyst Research Symposium
Friday Institute Crosstalk: Advancing Equity-Mindedness at the Friday Institute
2021 New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium
Friday Institute Crosstalk- Beyond Voice and Choice: Supporting Learner Agency in the Classroom
2021 Friday Medal Ceremony
NC State News: Q&A With Cherry Award Finalist Hollylynne Lee
Lee, a passionate and lifelong educator, reflects on the lessons she's learned — and taught — on her path to being recognized as one of the nation's most inspiring teachers.
EducationNC: Perspective | North Carolina Students Engage in Purpose-Driven Inquiry to Address Global Challenges
In honor of Global Goals week, Friday Institute Research Associate Marie Himes shares details about our New Literacies Collaborative's PBI Global program at Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership and Wake STEM Early College High School.
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones to Lead Education Research Component of NC State’s $25 Million Grant-funded STEPS Center
Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, Ph.D., will receive more than $500,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation for her role as the leader of the education research component of the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
By The Numbers
In the Spotlight
The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation: Educating, Innovating and Inspiring
Learn more about the Friday Institute and how we lead to educate, innovate and inspire in North Carolina and beyond.
Fall 2021 Online Professional Learning Now Open for Registration
Free high-quality online professional learning courses for educators are now open for registration for the fall 2021 session, which launches Oct. 4. The Friday Institute is offering four courses that cover a variety of topics aimed to support educators in their practice, from learning differences to teaching math to young children.
The North Carolina Rural Student Home Internet Access Pilot Program Initial Report
The Friday Institute’s Technology Infrastructure Lab is investigating alternative and cutting-edge wireless technologies that could be used to provide rural students with home internet access. Their initial report provides some early findings and recommendations.
COVID-19 Support Resources
Click here for a collection of resources to support educators in remote learning.
2021 Friday Medal Ceremony Honoring Mebane Rash
Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC, will be honored virtually at the 2021 Friday Medal ceremony Nov. 18.
Exploring Next-Generation Education Webinar Series
Watch and listen to these cross-sector discussions on how we can work collectively to explore next-generation education systems, moderated by Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires, Ph.D.
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.
Connect With Us!
Sign up to receive news and updates from the Friday Institute