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May 16, 2024

LASER Institute Selects 2024 Cohort of Scholars

The Learning Analytics in STEM Education Research (LASER) Institute, founded by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has selected its first cohort of LASER Institute scholars for LASER BEAM (Broadening… 

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May 16, 2024

Literacy and Community Initiative’s Fifth Annual Reading Celebration Highlights Refugee Stories Through Art, Writing

Eupiphanie, a 17-year-old refugee from Burundi, found peace and calm expressing herself creatively through the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) program.   “Life can be stressful sometimes, but when I’m being… 

Two people hold up a large red and gold trophy. One is a student. One is an adult. They are both wearing red shirts, as part of the same team.

May 3, 2024

2024 MSEN Day

On April 13, 122 students from across the state competed in academic and STEM-based activities as part of MSEN Day, an event created and hosted by the North Carolina Mathematics… 

Apr 4, 2024

Closing the Gap in Computer Science: Effective Strategies to Navigate Preparatory Privilege

In its quest to broaden participation of all students across the state in computer science and prepare them to fill the thousands of computing jobs vacancies in the coming years,… 

Feb 21, 2024

Take the Lead in Learner Agency:  Transformative Learning Opportunities to Empower Teachers and Ed Leadership are now OPEN

At its core, learner agency embodies the belief that students should not merely be recipients of knowledge but active participants in their own learning journey. Learner agency shifts the focus… 

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Nov 9, 2023

Program Evaluation and Education Research Director Callie Edwards Contributes to New Book on Culturally Responsive Learning in Postsecondary Education

An upcoming book on culturally responsive learning environments in postsecondary education will start with a chapter about cultural competence in postsecondary education co-written by Callie Edwards, Program Evaluation and Education… 

Oct 25, 2023

MSEN Students Exposed to Future STEM Careers During Lenovo Field Trip

Over the last three years, Lenovo has donated over $40,000 to the North Carolina Math/Science Education Network (MSEN) Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation while cultivating a… 

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Oct 23, 2023

Ensuring Inclusive Learning: The Importance of Accessibility Practices in K-12 Classrooms

In today’s digital age, technology has become an integral part of K-12 education. Digital tools and resources offer countless opportunities to enhance learning experiences, engage students and prepare them for… 

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Sep 13, 2023

Friday Institute Team Will Support Evaluation of Juntos’ $7.8 Million Grant to Improve Latinx Representation in STEM and Postsecondary Education

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation will be supporting the evaluation of a $7.8 million grant to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) participation, persistence and career readiness with… 

Graphic of report "Teaching K-8 English Learners Literacy and Academic Content: Educator Beliefs and Discursive Engagement in an Online Teacher Professional Development Course" by Sarah Bausell, Marie Himes and Hiller Spires. Features image of a person's hands typing on a laptop.

Jul 31, 2023

New Research Highlights Best Instructional Practices for Online Teacher Professional Development When Working with Multilingual Learners

A recent research study published by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s New Literacies Collaborative, comprised of Research Scholar Sarah Bausell, New Literacies Collaborative Director Marie Himes and Executive Director…