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Hiler Spires at graduation surrounded by students

Oct 24, 2022

Education Week: Third Grade Reading Retention Is Back. Should It Be?

Professor Emerita Hiller Spires discusses ways to make reading retention more effective. 

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Jul 20, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from April-June, 2022

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. Take a look at a selection of presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from April through June 2022. 

Hiller Spires Retiring after 35 years

May 24, 2022

Associate Dean, Executive Director of Friday Institute Hiller Spires: ‘Make Sure You Leave a Place Better Than You Found It.’ I Hope I’ve Been Able to Do That in the College of Education.

Institute for Educational Innovation, will retire June 1, 2022, after 35 years at NC State’s College of Education and 43 years in the field of education. In this Q&A, Spires talks about how she ended up at the College of Education, what she’ll miss most about it and how she hopes she is remembered. 

A group of children conduct a science experiment

May 20, 2022

Video from Friday Institute, College of Education Researchers Wins Facilitators Choice Award at 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

A video from three NC State College of Education researchers was recognized at the National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase, which was held virtually from May 10-17. 

May 19, 2022

Through a Mutually-Beneficial Model, the Friday Institute PEER Group is Making Space for Historically Marginalized Students in Education Research and Evaluation

Two students working on a STEM education project

May 11, 2022

Three Videos from College of Education Researchers Featured in National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase

Three videos from NC State College of Education faculty, staff and students, including researchers from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, are featured at the National Science Foundation’s 2022 STEM For All Video Showcase, which is being held virtually from May 10-17. 

Researchers working with robot

Apr 22, 2022

NC State College of Education Awarded $2.5 Million in Research Funding From October 2021 Through March 2022

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 $2,503,821 to support 10 projects from Oct. 1, 2021, through March 31 2022. 

stack of books

Apr 20, 2022

Publication and Presentation Roundup: A Look at Scholarly Work from College of Education Researchers from January-March, 2022

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. Take a look at a selection of presentations and publications from our faculty and research associates from January through March 2022. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Jan 18, 2022

WRAL: Education Leaders to Discuss Ways to Improve Childhood Literacy in NC

Associate Dean and Friday Institute Executive Director Hiller Spires discusses the Literacy and Equity Summit, which aims to address ways to improve childhood literacy across North Carolina. 

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.