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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.” 

Educators conduct a lesson as part of the At-Home Learning Initiative

Jun 16, 2021

EdNC: Quality Remote Learning, Without the Internet?

How can we provide North Carolina pre-K to fifth grade students with quality remote learning experiences without requiring access to the internet? This is the question that brought stakeholders from the state Department of Public Instruction, PBS NC, and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation to the table in summer 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Research Scholar Patricia Hilliard, Ph.D.

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. 

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. 

A student answers questions at the Literacy and Community Initiative 2021 Reading Celebration at NC State

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. 

Wolf statue and the Park Alumni Center.

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. 

Friday Institute

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. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee is a finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award

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. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

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.