Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

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.

Jan 21, 2021

NC State College of Education Awarded Over $1M in Research Funding October-December, 2020

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $1,048,844 to support seven projects from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020. Total amounts reflect only the funding that was directly awarded to College of Education faculty and researchers.

Jan 15, 2021

College of Education Faculty, Alumni Offer Advice on How to Discuss Violence at U.S. Capitol with Students

As the world watched the violent attacks at the U.S. Capitol Building unfold Jan. 6, many educators were left wondering, “what does teaching require of us in this moment?” That question was one of several explored by a group of panelists during the “Responding to Insurrection: How Do We Talk with Students?” webinar hosted by the Friday Institute on Jan. 14, 2021.

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.

Nov 30, 2020

Literacy Today: Looking Ahead: Four Ways 2020 Might Shape the Future of Teacher Prep

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director and NC State College of Education Associate Dean Hiller Spires, Ph.D., discusses the ways the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way pre-service teachers learn and ultimately teach online. 

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.

Nov 20, 2020

With Help of Literacy and Community Initiative, Directed by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, High School Students with Juntos N.C. Publish Peer-reviewed Article

Like many academics, Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., an assistant professor of English Language Arts education in the NC State College of Education, said she didn’t publish her first peer-reviewed academic article until she was in her late 20s and earning her doctorate degree. Through her work as the director of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) though, she has now helped a group of students author a peer-reviewed article while they were still teenagers.

Nov 20, 2020

Why I Give: ‘As a Parent of a College Student and as Someone Who Employs Work Study Students, I Empathize with Students who are Struggling to Pay for College,’ Says NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Director Braska Williams

Braska Williams, director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, started his undergraduate career as a computer engineering major. That changed by his junior year when realized that as an African American male, he could be a role model to African American students and make a difference as a teacher.