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Nov 18, 2021

2021 Friday Medal Ceremony Honoring Mebane Rash

This year’s Friday Medal recipient is Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC. In addition to her leadership role at EducationNC, Rash is the immediate past president of the national… 

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Oct 22, 2021

2021-2022 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff at both entities and seed collaborative, high-impact research that will lead to further inquiry and support. 

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Oct 18, 2021

Professor Eric Wiebe Joins New NSF AI Institute for Engaged Learning to Advance Learning and Education

Eric Wiebe, a professor of STEM education in the NC State College of Education and senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, is part of a new National Science Foundation (NSF) research initiative that will create and utilize artificial intelligence (AI) tools to advance learning and education. 

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Oct 7, 2021

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from June-September 2021

Faculty and research associates at the NC State College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are publishing their research related to pressing topics and sharing their work through national and international presentations. Take a look at presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from June through September 2021. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., delivering her Cherry Award Lecture on Sept. 23, 2021

Sep 24, 2021

‘I Want The Folks in Our Society to Be Data Literate So That We Are Making Good Decisions Together for the Good of the World,’ Says Professor Hollylynne Lee During Cherry Award Lecture

What makes a roller coaster thrilling or scary? How do you find a unique restaurant when you’re planning to go out for dinner? Although seemingly unrelated, NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., shared that both of these questions demonstrate the importance of understanding statistics and data science. 

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Sep 17, 2021

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones to Lead Education Research Component of NC State’s $25 Million Grant-funded STEPS Center

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones, Ph.D., will receive more than $500,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation for her role as the leader of the education research component of the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus. 

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Sep 14, 2021

With $17.3M in Funding Awarded for 73 Grants, College of Education Faculty Set Record For Number of Grants Awarded in a Single Year in 2020-21

Faculty and staff in the College of Education, including the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, have set a new record for grants awarded in a single year with 73 grants totaling more than $17 million. 

EdNC CEO Mebane Rash was chosen as the 2021 Friday Medal Award Recipient

Aug 25, 2021

2021 Friday Medal Will Honor EducationNC CEO and Editor-in-Chief Mebane Rash

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC, to receive its 2021 Friday Medal award. In addition to her leadership role at EducationNC, Rash is the immediate past president of the national Governmental Research Association and has won national awards for most distinguished research, outstanding policy achievement and most effective education of the public. 

Aug 13, 2021

2nd Annual NC Conference for Educational Equity Inspires Hope, Opportunity and Liberation for Educators, Students

This conference was an opportunity for educators to learn about these barriers, grapple with inequities of the educational system, engage in meaningful dialogue and learn from others who are paving the way toward equity, with the goal of increasing educational success for all learners.  

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…