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Jan 16, 2020

The News & Observer: Business leaders seeing talent gap want to fund more computer science teachers in NC

Our CS4NC team is bringing together partners to help fill the tech industry talent gap by training teachers to teach computer science. 

Jul 2, 2019

Friday Institute to Partner on $12 Million Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Partnership Grant Announced by US Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor announced a new four-year $12 million grant today focused on creating cybersecurity apprenticeships to help fill a growing need for cybersecurity professionals. 

Apr 10, 2019

Ed Week: Two Ways to Add ‘Computational Thinking’ to Middle School Science

During AERA's annual conference, researchers from NC State University and the University of Colorado, Boulder, highlighted two pilot programs to use computational thinking to enhance standard science units. 

Jan 24, 2019

Spring 2019 MOOC-Eds Now Open for Registration

Free high-quality online courses for educators are now open for registration for the Spring 2019 session, which starts on February 5. The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering five… 

Jan 3, 2019

Computer Science for All

Why computer science for all? Computer science opens more doors for students than any other discipline in today’s world. Learning even the basics will help students in virtually any career… 

Dec 18, 2018

Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School Participates in Hour of Code with Friday Institute Staff

During Computer Science Education Week, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation staff helped neighboring Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School students participate in Hour of Code, a global movement that introduces… 

Dec 6, 2018

New $1 Million Grant Will Support Broadening Participation in Computer Science and Computational Thinking

A team of faculty and researchers at NC State University were recently awarded a three-year $1 million National Science Foundation grant in collaboration with Wake County Schools, UNC-Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools… 

Oct 30, 2018

Friday Institute Selects 2018 Graduate Student Fellows

This year’s Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows are researching topics that will make a difference for North Carolinians. Whether dedicating time to providing access to education for all students, protecting… 

Oct 9, 2018

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Announces Commitment to Computer Science Education at 2018 CSforALL Summit

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation announced a commitment today to expand their professional learning programs and their Massive Open Online Courses for Educators as part of the second annual CSforALL Summit. The commitment will reach 500 teachers in 50 North Carolina schools districts and 1,500 educators throughout the US and around the world in 2018-2019. 

Aug 20, 2018

Summer Adventures for Computer Science For All in NC

Our CS4ALL team, initially funded by NC State’s Game-Changing Research Incentive Program (GRIP), has worked together this summer to develop a diverse range of professional learning opportunities, research, funding, partnerships, and policy recommendations…