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Oct 16, 2023

Catalyst Grants Support Educators to Improve Instruction, Access and Advocacy

Since 2018, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and NC State’s College of Education have provided funding for more than 20 research projects through Catalyst Grants to support collaborative research projects… 

Oct 10, 2023

Teachers Bring Data Experiences to NC Students through InSTEP’s Data Investigations in the Classroom Project

To help bring real data experiences to students in the classroom, 21 North Carolina teachers from seven counties were paired with data scientists during the kick-off of the InSTEP Data… 

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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… 

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Sep 12, 2023

Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Jeremy Roschelle Join Friday Institute Advisory Board

RALEIGH, N.C. —  The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s advisory board has gained two new members this month, appointed by Friday Institute Executive Director and Associate Dean for Translational Research… 

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Sep 11, 2023

Getting to Know Krista Glazewski

Krista Glazewski has served as executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and associate dean for translational research in the NC State College of Education, since July 1, 2023.… 

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Sep 7, 2023

2023 Friday Medal Awarded to North Carolina Educational Leader Tom Williams

Raleigh, N.C. — The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation has selected Tom Williams, president of Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc., to receive its 2023 Friday Medal award.  “Tom is an exemplary… 

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Aug 23, 2023

LASER Institute Builds Community of Scholars for Lifelong Connections, Future Collaboration

The LASER Institute held their third and final summer workshop, an intensive five-day program of learning labs, research planning sessions and guest speakers. 

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Aug 22, 2023

Students Gain Real-World Experiences in Augmented and Virtual Realities at MSEN Summer Camp with Newcombe Family Donation

A $50,000 donation from the Newcombe family in honor of Johan Newcombe provided 25 students from Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s North Carolina… 

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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… 

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Jul 26, 2023

Avoiding Missed Connections: Virtual School Communication and Outreach

Researchers Amy Walter and Jaclyn Stevens from the Friday Institute share must-haves for any virtual school focused on communication and outreach.