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Oct 22, 2021

2021-2022 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is 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. 

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Oct 18, 2021

Professor Eric Wiebe Joins New NSF AI Institute for Engaged Learning to Advance Learning and Education

Eric Wiebe, a professor of STEM education in the NC State College of Education and senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, is part of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) research initiative that will create and utilize artificial intelligence (AI) tools to advance learning and education. 

EdNC CEO Mebane Rash was chosen as the 2021 Friday Medal Award Recipient

Aug 25, 2021

2021 Friday Medal Will Honor EducationNC CEO and Editor-in-Chief Mebane Rash

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC, to receive its 2021 Friday Medal award. In addition to her leadership role at EducationNC, Rash is the immediate past president of the national Governmental Research Association and has won national awards for most distinguished research, outstanding policy achievement and most effective education of the public. 

Aug 13, 2021

2nd Annual NC Conference for Educational Equity Inspires Hope, Opportunity and Liberation for Educators, Students

This conference was an opportunity for educators to learn about these barriers, grapple with inequities of the educational system, engage in meaningful dialogue and learn from others who are paving the way toward equity, with the goal of increasing educational success for all learners.  

Several books in a series authored by Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Research Assistant Kevin Winn

Jul 21, 2021

Friday Institute’s Kevin Winn Pens Children’s Book Series Focused on Racial Justice in America

Whether researching education policy and evaluating research or writing children’s fiction, Kevin Winn, Ph.D., has made his focus on racial equity for students a priority. Now, Winn, a research assistant… 

Jul 16, 2021

New NCMA Course Co-Developed with the Friday Institute Helps Teachers Use Art-Based SEL Strategies in the Classroom

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation have co-developed a course on art-based strategies to support teachers on “developing inclusive classroom environments based on the core competencies of SEL.” 

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May 11, 2021

2 College of Education Faculty to Join Friday Institute Faculty Fellowship Program

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Adria Shipp Dunbar, Ph.D., and Erin Krupa, Ph.D., have been selected to serve two-year terms as 2021-2023 Friday Institute faculty fellows, beginning in August 2021, at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

Hiller Spires

May 7, 2021

Global Connections with Educators in China: Looking Back, Looking Forward

It’s been nine years since Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., Friday Institute for Educational Innovation executive director and NC State College of Education associate dean, was approached to help develop a concept for an innovative high school in Suzhou, China, that would embrace the best of Eastern and Western education practices. 

Friday Institute Research Associate Callie Edwards

Feb 5, 2021

Research Associate Callie Edwards Named 2021 NC State Impact Scholar

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Research Associate Callie Edwards, Ph.D., has been named a 2021 NC State University Impact Scholar. Edwards will be in the first cohort of the Strengthening The Impact of Research (STIR) program and is one of 12 selected participants out of nearly 50 applicants.  

A behind the scenes photo of a teacher filming a lesson for the At Home Learning Initiative

Feb 3, 2021

Behind the Scenes of North Carolina’s At-Home Learning Initiative

The At-Home Learning Initiative was created to help solve remote learning gaps across the state, specifically for students who have a lack of access to a stable internet connection. With funds from NCDPI through the CARES Act, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation facilitated the creation and implementation of 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students as part of the initiative for remote education.