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Nov 27, 2023

Friday Institute Selects 2023 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are… 

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Nov 22, 2023

2023 Friday Medal Ceremony Honors Longtime North Carolina Educator and Education Leader Tom Williams

Dedicated. Leader. Caring. When asked to describe Tom Williams, his colleagues and friends most commonly use these three words. On Thursday, Nov. 16,  Williams, president of Strategic Educational Alliances, Inc.,… 

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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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May 17, 2023

Professor Emerita Hiller Spires Redefines Global Literacies, Provides Books to Underserved Schools Through New Projects

NC State College of Education Professor Emerita Hiller Spires is helping to develop a unique definition of global literacies through a new book while also working to promote literacy locally and globally through a recently founded organization that provides books to under-resourced areas. 

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. 

Oct 7, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Aim to Transform Teacher Preparation for Data Science and Statistics Education through $2.5 Million Grant

Since 2016, Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica have been addressing the need to prepare more educators who can engage students in data investigations through the ESTEEM project. Now, they’re expanding upon that work to help teacher educators through a networked improvement community. 

May 25, 2022

Symposium Organized by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee Encourages ‘Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories’ in the Classroom

Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the United States. Despite this population growth, Asian American stories are often absent from school curricula and Asian American histories rarely appear in state standards for K-12 education. Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee decided to organize the “Teaching and Telling Asian American Stories Virtual Symposium” to share these often invisible stories of Asian Americans.