Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

May 11, 2021

Education Week: How the Pandemic Prompted Teachers to Give Students More Flexibility, Choice (in Charts)

Patricia Hilliard, Ph.D., a research scholar at the Friday Institute of Educational Innovation, discusses the ways schools can build off of the successes that emerged from virtual learning.

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.

Apr 27, 2021

Youth Authors Share Their Stories at Literacy and Community Initiative 2021 Reading Celebration

Student-authors who have published stories as part of the Literacy and Community Initiative had an opportunity to make their voices heard during the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) 2021 Reading Celebration held April 23. NC State College of Education Assistant Professor and Friday Institute Faculty Fellow Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., directs LCI.

Apr 23, 2021

The Literacy and Community Initiative Annual Reading Celebration

The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI), a collaboration between the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation that partners with community-based organizations to examine and empower youth voices, will hold its 2021 Annual Reading Celebration […]

Apr 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded $3.9 Million in Research Funding January-March, 2021

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, were awarded $3,927,703 to support 13 projects from Jan. 1 to March 31, 2021.

Apr 1, 2021

EdNC: Unique Problems, Unique Solutions for Broadband Access in Eastern N.C.

Ray Zeisz, director of the Technology Infrastructure Lab at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, said a diversity of solutions have been implemented through trial and error over the past year, marking a significant increase in urgency around the issue of broadband internet access.

Mar 31, 2021

Professor Hollylynne S. Lee Selected as Finalist for Baylor’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and statistics education in the NC State College of Education and senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has been selected as one of three finalists for Baylor University’s highly prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching.

Feb 18, 2021

EdNC: A Deep Dive into the Advanced Teaching Roles Program

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation conducted a deep dive into three pilot districts — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) and Pitt County Schools (PCS) — implementing the Advanced Teaching Roles program to learn why some aspects of the program led to improvements in recruitment and retention, stabilization of school culture, and gains in student outcomes, while some aspects did not.

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. 

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.