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May 3, 2023

Friday Institute Partners with NCCU, IEI to Develop Digital Equity Plan for North Carolina

In partnership with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI), the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation will lead the effort to manage the development of a Digital Equity Asset Inventory for North Carolina, conduct a series of listening sessions across the state and facilitate the implementation and analysis of a statewide digital equity survey in order to help the state develop a five-year digital equity plan. 

May 3, 2023

Literacy and Community Initiative’s Fourth Annual Reading Celebration Highlights Artwork and Writing for the First Time

When Aaliyah, a student in the CORRAL Riding Academy program for girls in high-risk situations, first started painting for the Literacy and Community Initiative Storytelling Art Show (STARS), she sometimes struggled to focus at school. After participating in expressive art therapy as part of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) partnership with CORRAL and the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), Aaliyah was able to express her ideas through art while also writing to reflect and explain the motivation behind her creation. 

stack of books

Apr 20, 2023

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from January through March, 2023

Faculty, staff and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including its Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing educational topics in journals and sharing their work through national and international presentations. 

Apr 10, 2023

NC State College of Education Awarded $2.4 Million in Grant Funding From January Through March, 2023

Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $2,452,886 to support nine projects from Jan. 1 through March. 31, 2023. 

Memorial Belltower

Mar 29, 2023

Collaborative Team at Friday Institute, College of Education to Assess ATR Program Impact on Teaching and Learning in North Carolina with New NCDPI Grant

A recently funded one-year, $249,909 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) grant will allow a collaborative team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education to assess the impact of the teacher compensation models and advanced teaching roles (ATR) program on teaching and learning in North Carolina. In addition, this evaluation includes a comparative analysis of program implementation in order to help identify and scale the most effective components of these programs. 

Dec 14, 2022

New Research on Literacy Teaching Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Model for Broadcast Pedagogy

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Nov 18, 2022

WUNC: A popular teacher mentoring program is packaged in a controversial pay plan

Education researchers at the Friday Institute at NC State University were tasked with evaluating the advanced teaching roles pilot program.The evaluations found that schools with advanced teaching roles tended to show improvement on state tests. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are selected for their strong record of academic achievement and service to students and educators. 

Friday Medal winners Joann Blumenfeld (center left) and Dr. James A. Banks (center right) hold their Friday Medal awards with ceremony speakers (from L to R) Dean Paola Sztajn, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Shaun Kellogg, Hollylynne Lee and Callie Edwards.

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Medal Ceremony Celebrates Two Educators Advancing Equity Through Research and Teaching

Joann Blumenfeld and James Banks

Nov 17, 2022

EdNC: Two Friday Medals for 2022 celebrate equity in research and practice

For the first time since 2017, the William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State’s College of Education recognized multiple honorees.