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Aug 2, 2022

Friday Institute and Duke University SSRI Partner to Better Understand the Impact of NC Summer Learning Programs

The Friday Institute’s Program Evaluation and Education Research Group, in partnership with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at Duke University, has begun a qualitative research study of summer programs designed to mitigate the impacts of COVID on at-risk students. 

Jul 14, 2022

Friday Institute Team Providing Professional Development and Evaluation Support for the NCDPI Innovative Assessment System Pilot Program

Researchers from the Friday Institute are supporting the development of a through-grade assessment system the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is piloting, the North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool (NCPAT). 

Jun 10, 2022

PEER Group Acting Director Callie Edwards Receives NC State’s Award for Excellence for Human Relations

Callie Womble Edwards, acting director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group, has been awarded NC State’s Award for Excellence for Human Relations for her work creating a diverse, welcoming workplace for staff and students. 

May 10, 2022

Through a Mutually-Beneficial Model, the Friday Institute PEER Group is Making Space for Historically Marginalized Students in Education Research and Evaluation

In 2020, the PEER Group launched an internship program for undergraduate students that allowed student interns to receive training in leadership, educational research and evaluation techniques while contributing to PEER Group projects. 

Feb 1, 2022

Friday Institute Partners with The ASSISTments Foundation on Award-Winning Grant to Scale and Expand Tutoring Technology for Pandemic Recovery

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded an $8 million grant to a partnership team from the Friday Institute, The ASSISTments Foundation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and WestEd to support learning acceleration and recovery from COVID-related learning-loss among K-12 students. 

Jan 27, 2022

Friday Institute’s Williams, Edwards Continue Work in Educational Equity Through STEM-Focused Grant-Funded Project

A research team from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and NC State Wilson College of Textiles aim to provide meaningful STEM enrichment opportunities for under-represented students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds with a three-year, $178,132 Burroughs Wellcome grant. 

PEER program 2022 interns

Aug 26, 2021

Program Evaluation and Education Research Internships Center Equity

The Digest interviewed Callie Edwards, Ph.D., associate director of the PEER Group at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

Wolf Plaza on Main campus

Apr 24, 2021

Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards Honor Outstanding Efforts

The annual Recognizing Excellence in Diversity Event presented the Chancellor’s Creating Community Awards in six categories.