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Helping create next-generation education systems.

Advancing K-12 education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership, we bring together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers and educational professionals to foster collaborations that improve education for all learners.

By The Numbers

80,000+ Educators served online since March 2020
115 North Carolina K-12 school districts served
160 Countries represented in Friday Institute online courses since March 2020
50 U.S. states represented in online courses since March 2020

In the Spotlight

Image of three students with masks reading a book together. Title of report: The Opportunity to Dream. By Callie Womble Edwards, Kevin Winn and Jessica Vandenberg. A Friday Institute Education Brief on how an early learning network implemented the liberatory design process. Image of three students with masks reading a book together. Title of report: The Opportunity to Dream. By Callie Womble Edwards, Kevin Winn and Jessica Vandenberg. A Friday Institute Education Brief on how an early learning network implemented the liberatory design process.

Friday Institute Education Brief "The Opportunity to Dream”: How an Early Learning Network Implemented the Liberatory Design Process

Researchers from the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group at the Friday Institute sought to better understand five school districts who participated in The Innovation Project’s (TIP) Early Learning Network, an initiative that centers equity in addressing vulnerable children’s learning needs.

FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding Map

North Carolina public schools are receiving almost $200 million in FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding, which our Technology Infrastructure Lab has mapped out by school district, vendor, product type and region.

Our Impact

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.

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