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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. 

Jan 14, 2022

EducationNC: If You Care about Childhood Literacy, Here’s an Invitation to a Conversation You Won’t Want to Miss

Sep 7, 2021

Fall 2021 Online Professional Learning Now Open for Registration

Free high-quality online professional learning courses for educators launch Oct. 4. Registration is now open. 

Jun 16, 2021

EdNC: Perspective | Quality Remote Learning, Without the Internet?

Friday Institute Research Associate Marie Himes shares the background behind the creation of the Classroom Connection program and three ways its programming and extension activities can be used to review and extend literacy and mathematics learning this summer. 

Jun 10, 2021

The Future of the State and Its Children Dependent on Proper Literacy Instruction, Say Panelists During Exploring Next Generation Education Webinar

During the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s recent webinar, "Exploring Next-Generation Education: Educational Equity and the Science of Reading: What’s at Stake?", panelists discussed themes of literacy instruction impacting the future of the state as well as the definition and importance of the science of reading. 

Jun 10, 2021

Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D., Shares 10 Findings in the Evidence Base for Teaching Reading During Next Generation Education Webinar

Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D., shares 10 consistent findings in the evidence base for teaching reading that he thinks should be embedded in all conversations about the science of reading. 

Jun 2, 2021

How to Engage Students in Addressing Global Problems

NC State researchers challenged 11th graders to find solutions to address the global problem of clean water access. 

May 21, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.

In the May 2021 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), Assistant Professor of English Education and Friday Institute Faculty Fellow Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., shares her work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Apr 27, 2021

Youth Authors Share Their Stories at Literacy and Community Initiative 2021 Reading Celebration

Youth living in North Carolina had an opportunity to share their stories and amplify their voices during the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) 2021 Reading Celebration, held at the Friday Institute and streamed online on April 23. 

Feb 3, 2021

Behind the Scenes of North Carolina’s At-Home Learning Initiative

The Friday Institute facilitated the creation and implementation of 192 literacy and math lessons for PreK-5 students as part of the At-Home Learning initiative for remote education in partnership with NCDPI and PBS North Carolina (PBS NC). Most of these lessons will air this year on PBS NC.