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Nov 9, 2023

Program Evaluation and Education Research Director Callie Edwards Contributes to New Book on Culturally Responsive Learning in Postsecondary Education

An upcoming book on culturally responsive learning environments in postsecondary education will start with a chapter about cultural competence in postsecondary education co-written by Callie Edwards, Program Evaluation and Education… 

Oct 16, 2023

Catalyst Grants Support Educators to Improve Instruction, Access and Advocacy

Since 2018, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and NC State’s College of Education have provided funding for more than 20 research projects through Catalyst Grants to support collaborative research projects… 

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… 

Jun 14, 2023

2023-2024 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced

The Friday Institute and the NC State College of Education have awarded three Catalyst Grants that are designed to increase research collaborations between faculty and staff at both entities and seed collaborative, high-impact research that will lead to further inquiry and support.  

May 3, 2023

Friday Institute Partners with NCCU, IEI to Help NCDIT Develop Digital Equity Plan for North Carolina

In partnership with North Carolina Central University and the Institute for Emerging Issues, the Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group at the Friday Institute will lead the effort to manage the development of a Digital Equity Asset Inventory for North Carolina, conduct a series of listening sessions across the state and facilitate the implementation and analysis of a statewide digital equity survey to help the North Carolina Department of Information Technology Division of Broadband and Digital Equity (NCDIT) develop a five-year digital equity plan. 

Apr 20, 2023

New Free Online Professional Learning Platform Supports Educators in Teaching Statistics and Data Science

The Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education (HI-RiSE) team at the Friday Institute has designed and deployed a free, innovative and personalized online learning platform to allow teachers in grades 6-12+ to develop their expertise in teaching statistics and data science. 

Mar 30, 2023

5 Questions with…Lindsay Hann on the Best Opportunity to Pursue Educational Research

NC State senior Lindsay Hann found her passion for educational research as a Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) intern at the Friday Institute. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Medal Ceremony Celebrates Two Educators Advancing Equity Through Research and Teaching

On Monday, Nov. 14, the Friday Institute held a ceremony at its home on NC State’s Centennial Campus for the first time in four years to honor both an education researcher and practitioner who were selected to receive its Friday Medal. 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

This year’s Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows are researching topics that focus on increasing equity in STEM education and educating students and families about wildlife science.  

Oct 18, 2022

Educators Share Online Professional Development Needs During the Pandemic in Recent Friday Institute Study and Upcoming Webinar

Through funding from Oak Foundation, researchers from the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation conducted an exploratory qualitative study, “Insight into Contemporary Professional Growth Needs for North Carolina Educators,” to better understand the classroom-, school- and district-level challenges North Carolina educators were facing one year into the pandemic.