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May 3, 2023

Friday Institute Partners with NCCU, IEI to Help NCDIT Develop Digital Equity Plan for North Carolina

In partnership with North Carolina Central University and the Institute for Emerging Issues, the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group at the Friday Institute will lead the effort to manage the development of a Digital Equity Asset Inventory for North Carolina, conduct a series of listening sessions across the state and facilitate the implementation and analysis of a statewide digital equity survey to help the North Carolina Department of Information Technology Division of Broadband and Digital Equity (NCDIT) develop a five-year digital equity plan. 

Feb 24, 2023

Friday Institute Senior Director Ray Zeisz Presents School Connectivity Report to North Carolina State Board of Education

Senior Director Ray Zeisz co-presented highlights from his report to the North Carolina General Assembly, including program performance and recommendations, at last month's North Carolina State Board of Education meeting. 

Feb 22, 2023

Serious Fun

Three staffers almost went viral in 2007 with a catchy music video promoting the benefits of VMware’s virtualization software. It turns out that the educational innovation behind the one-hit wonder improved computer access for K-12 students across the state. 

Jan 9, 2023

NC School Connectivity Analysis

All North Carolina students receive ample high-quality internet access at school. Our Technology Infrastructure Lab analyzed internet usage of all 115 school districts and over 100 charter schools in the state. 

Oct 4, 2022

Friday Institute Educators, Warren County Students Overcome Obstacles and Find Inspiration Through Robotics

Friday Institute staff taught a three-week robotics class as part of Warren County Schools’ (WCS) Summer Bridge Acceleration Camp July 11-29. 

Jul 28, 2022

LASER Institute Scholars Gather for First In-Person Workshop for Learning, Community and Collaboration

The LASER Institute, a professional development program for early and mid-career researchers, held its first in-person weeklong summer workshop July 11-15 at the Friday Institute to support its scholars in their professional development throughout the year.  

Jun 6, 2022

FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding Map

North Carolina public schools are receiving almost $200 million in FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding, which will mostly be used for student laptops. Our Technology Infrastructure Lab has mapped it all… 

May 16, 2022

New NCDPI Grant Will Facilitate Training of 1,100 Educators to Teach Computer Science in Every Middle and High School in North Carolina

A three-year $1.8 million grant from NCDPI will give the Friday Institute the ability to expand its computer science teacher professional learning program so every middle school and high school in North Carolina has a highly qualified computer science teacher. 

Mar 18, 2022

Friday Institute’s Online Professional Learning Now All On Demand

For the first time, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is offering all of its courses and modules on the PLACE on demand, allowing educators greater flexibility as they teach in-person and remotely this year.  

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.