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Jul 9, 2024

Friday Institute Director of Strategic Initiatives, PEER Group Director Callie Edwards Joins BRIDGES Academic Leadership Program

Callie Womble Edwards, director of strategic initiatives and director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group, has been chosen for UNC-Chapel Hill Digital… 

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Apr 10, 2024

Friday Institute Celebrates 20 Years on NC State’s Centennial Campus

When the NC State College of Education was raising funds to support a new institute for research-to-practice innovation, Ann and Jim Goodnight came forward and said they wanted to name the… 

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Dec 20, 2023

New Literacies Collaborative Celebrates 10-Year Partnership, Anniversary for Suzhou North America High School During Recent Trip to China

After four years of connecting remotely through virtual trainings, virtual meetings and cross-cultural virtual exchange programs, the New Literacies Collaborative (NLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation visited Suzhou… 

Erin Krupa

Oct 24, 2023

Associate Professor Erin Krupa Appointed Senior Faculty Fellow at Friday Institute

RALEIGH, N.C. — Associate Professor Erin Krupa has been appointed as a senior faculty fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, beginning Oct. 11, 2023. Friday Institute senior faculty fellows are… 

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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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Jul 25, 2023

Emma Braaten Joins Friday Institute as Director of Digital Learning

RALEIGH, N.C. — Emma Braaten has joined the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation as the director of digital learning beginning June 30, 2023. In this role, Braaten will leverage her… 

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Jul 20, 2023

Virtual Schools Network: Supporting the realities faced by virtual school educators

The Friday Institute and NCVPS teams have been committed to building a support system that puts the needs of educators, students and their families first with the Virtual Schools Network. They recently released their program report of their pilot year.