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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. 

Two book covers side by side. The first is a book with a green background titled "Brave Histories and Hopeful Futures: Voices of a Refugee Community" that features images of seven students with various hair and skin types and colors. The second cover, titled "The Realities of Our Worlds," features a cover with a black background and the image of the earth held by two hands.

May 1, 2023

Literacy and Community Initiative’s Fourth Annual Reading Celebration Highlights Artwork and Writing for the First Time

Youth from CORRAL Riding Academy, Refugee Hope Partners and Juntos will read their written narratives from two newly released books, showcase their artwork and answer questions on their personal journeys during LCI’s Fourth Annual Reading Celebration May 2. 

Apr 25, 2023

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Gail Jones’ FAME Project Honored with Partnership Award from North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center

The Families and Museums Exploring (FAME) project, led by NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Gail Jones, has been recognized by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center with a Partnership Award. 

Mar 30, 2023

5 Questions with…Lindsay Hann on the Best Opportunity to Pursue Educational Research

NC State senior Lindsay Hann found her passion for educational research as a Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) intern at the Friday Institute. 

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. 

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Dec 13, 2022

New Research on Literacy Teaching Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Model for Broadcast Pedagogy

A recent research study published by Friday Institute Research Scholar Sarah Bausell, New Literacies Collaborative Director Marie Himes, Associate Director of the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group Erin Huggins and Executive Director… 

Dec 12, 2022

Learning Differences: Revealing the Quiet Struggles

PLLC Research Scholar Brittany Miller shares her perspective and experience with learning differences. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Medal Ceremony Celebrates Two Educators Advancing Equity Through Research and Teaching

On Monday, Nov. 14, the Friday Institute held a ceremony at its home on NC State’s Centennial Campus for the first time in four years to honor both an education researcher and practitioner who were selected to receive its Friday Medal. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

This year’s Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows are researching topics that focus on increasing equity in STEM education and educating students and families about wildlife science.