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James Bank and Joann Blumenfeld

Sep 9, 2022

2022 Friday Medal to Honor Two Leaders in Education Research and Practice Together for the First Time

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected James A. Banks, the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies Emeritus at the University of Washington College of Education and founding director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice, and Joann Blumenfeld, founder and program director for Catalyst at The Science House, to receive its 2022 Friday Medal award. For the first time, the Friday Institute has decided to honor both a practitioner and researcher within the same year. 

CBS17 News

Aug 23, 2022

CBS17 News: NC State program allows students to teach while earning license, addressing widespread vacancies

Central North Carolina Schools have hundreds of teacher vacancies. NC State College of Education Dean Paola Stzajn said the college is helping districts fill those vacancies. “Teacher preparation programs are working really hard across our state to put highly qualified teachers in the classroom who want to remain in the profession,” Sztajn said. 

Kevin Oliver

Jun 1, 2022

Kevin Oliver Named Head of Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

Kevin Oliver, a professor of learning, design, and technology at NC State’s College of Education, will be the next head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences (TELS), effective July 1, 2022. 

Hiller Spires in China with students

May 31, 2022

Celebrating Hiller Spires

After 35 years with NC State’s College of Education, Hiller Spires retired June 1, 2022, as Executive Director and Professor Emerita. Here’s a look at her impact throughout her career at NC State, including through her roles as a professor of literacy and technology, an associate dean and the founding executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

Hiller Spires Retiring after 35 years

May 24, 2022

Associate Dean, Executive Director of Friday Institute Hiller Spires: ‘Make Sure You Leave a Place Better Than You Found It.’ I Hope I’ve Been Able to Do That in the College of Education.

Institute for Educational Innovation, will retire June 1, 2022, after 35 years at NC State’s College of Education and 43 years in the field of education. In this Q&A, Spires talks about how she ended up at the College of Education, what she’ll miss most about it and how she hopes she is remembered. 

Students with teachers

Apr 28, 2022

Friday Institute Releases “Meeting the Moment: Strategic Recommendations for Literacy & Equity in North Carolina”

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation recently released Meeting the Moment: Strategic Recommendations for Literacy & Equity in North Carolina, a policy brief that extends the work of the 2022 NC PreK-12 Literacy & Equity Summit and highlights six recommendations to strengthen North Carolina's Literacy Learning Ecosystem. 

college students

Apr 13, 2022

Inside Higher Ed: A New Tool for Assessing Campus Climate on Religion

A group of researchers at Ohio State University and NC State's College of Education has crafted a tool called the Interfaith, Spiritual, Religious, and Secular Campus Climate Index, or INSPIRES, which scores higher ed institutions on their levels of religious diversity and inclusion. 

community college student

Apr 13, 2022

Public News Service: Rural Community College Program Aims to Close Equity Gaps

An initiative based at North Carolina State University aims to help the state's rural-serving community colleges close equity gaps and strengthen student outcomes. 

Wake STEM Early College Students

Apr 8, 2022

Wake STEM Early College To Host Open House for NC State Campus May 9

On Monday, May 9, the Wake STEM Early College High School will host an Open House specifically designed for the NC State campus community from 8 a.m. to Noon. 

David Stovall

Mar 9, 2022

Register to Attend 2022 Don C. Locke Symposium by March 25

Join us for the NC State College of Education's fourth annual Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Symposium: A Talk with David Stovall on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 4:30-6 p.m. His talk will be held in the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation's Wachovia Room.