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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… 

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. 

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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… 

Oct 26, 2022

Education Week: Third Grade Reading Retention Is Back. Should It Be?

Friday Institute Executive Director and Professor Emerita Hiller Spires discusses ways to make reading retention more effective. 

Sep 30, 2022

Fall 2022 Online Professional Learning Courses Now Open

The Friday Institute is opening four free courses that cover a variety of topics including social and emotional learning, literacy, learning differences and coaching. 

Aug 29, 2022

Utilizing Phoneme Videos for Phonemic Awareness Practice

The New Literacies Collaborative at the Friday Institute created a series of English phoneme videos that can be utilized by educators and caregivers to cultivate learners’ phonemic awareness. 

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. 

May 25, 2022

New Children’s Book Series Inspired by William and Ida Friday’s Passion for Education

The Friday Institute hosted a luncheon May 19 to introduce educators and NC State fans to a new children's book that was partially inspired by Dr. William Friday and Ida Friday’s leadership and advocacy to advance K-12 education in North Carolina.  

Apr 18, 2022

Literacy and Community Initiative’s 2022 Reading Celebration Will Highlight Excerpts From Three New Publications

Youth from Refugee Hope Partners, Bull City YouthBuild and CORRAL Riding Academy will read their written narratives from three newly released books and answer questions on their personal journeys during the Literacy and Community Initiative’s 2022 Reading Celebration May 3. 

Jan 24, 2022

Educators Come Together for Powerful NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit

834 educators and other stakeholders from across the state joined the NC PreK-12 Literacy and Equity Summit virtually on January 19 to attend keynote and breakout sessions that discussed how to get NC students to read on grade level.