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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.” 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

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. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Jan 5, 2021

Friday Institute Studying Emerging Wireless Broadband Technologies to Reduce Homework Gap in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is expanding its partnership with the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation with a new project to research, pilot and analyze emerging wireless technologies that can reduce the homework gap, particularly in rural areas. 

Dudley E. Flood receives the Friday Medal from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Nov 25, 2020

2020 Friday Medal Winner Dr. Dudley E. Flood Honored By Colleagues and Friends During Friday Medal Ceremony

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation honored Dudley E. Flood, Ed.D., during a virtual ceremony Nov. 19 with the Friday Medal award, which recognizes significant, distinguished and enduring contributions to education. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Nov 9, 2020

2020-2021 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in partnership with the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations among faculty and staff at both entities. 

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Oct 20, 2020

Catalyst Grant Symposium Highlights Research Impacts on Students, Educators

Six research teams presented their work Oct. 1 during the virtual 2020 Catalyst Grant Research Symposium hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in collaboration with the NC State College of Education.