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Friday Institute

Feb 16, 2022

Building Quantum Computing Talent in North Carolina Schools

Jan 27, 2022

Exploring Next-Generation Education: K-12 Trends that Matter for 2022

Literacy and Equity Summit

Jan 24, 2022

Educators Come Together for Powerful NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit

“My challenge to myself and to you is that maybe instead of discussing the equity of literacy, we should discuss the literacy of equity. Do you know how to read the room? Do you know how to read your kids?” This charge from New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds kicked off a full day’s worth of keynote and breakout sessions for the NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit. 

Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium

Dec 7, 2021

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation to Co-sponsor 2022 Pandemic Pedagogy Research Symposium May 11

Early data suggests that pandemic-born pedagogies and practices are resulting in positive outcomes. But how do we move from innovation to real, lasting transformation? The Symposium invites original submissions that address this critical question through empirical research and translational analyses. Proposals will be accepted through Jan. 18, 2022, and may represent completed research or works in progress with preliminary findings. 

Mebane Rash

Nov 22, 2021

EdNC Editor-in-chief, CEO Mebane Rash Awarded Friday Medal

On Nov. 18, education leaders from across the state joined together virtually to celebrate this year’s Friday Medal recipient, Mebane Rash, CEO and editor-in-chief at EducationNC (EdNC). Also during the ceremony, the Friday Institute named its graduate student fellow winners — Pamela Huff, Madeline Hinkle and Julianna Nieuwsma — who will receive $2,000 to support their dissertation research. 

Oct 19, 2021

2021 New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium

During the 2021 New Literacies Collaborative Fall Symposium, Bettina Love, Ph.D., award-winning author and the Athletic Association Endowed Professor at the University of Georgia, will give the keynote speech. Dr.… 

Braska Williams and Family

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. 

Jose Picart

Oct 14, 2020

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Jose A. Picart, Ph.D.

In the October 2020 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor and Deputy Director of The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Jose A. Picart, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Jun 17, 2020

Friday Institute Launches Student Video Contest to Find Out What Middle, High School Students Want for the Future of Education

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with LearnPlatform and the Wake Partnership for Postsecondary Success, is running its first-ever student video contest, called reImagining Schools, to give students a voice in what the future of education and learning looks like for the state of North Carolina. 

Friday Institute Webinar screengrab

Apr 15, 2020

Record Webinar: Exploring Next-Generation Education in the Time of COVID-19

Can we use the COVID-19 crisis to think futuristically about how we can meet the needs of all learners? Watch this cross-sector discussion hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation on how we can work collectively to use the COVID-19 crisis to explore next-generation education systems.