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Dec 5, 2023 Recognizes Friday Institute During CSEdCon for Most New Teachers Trained

This year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s computer science (CS) team trained the most new teachers in grades 6-12 and 10% of all teachers who participated in’s… 

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Dec 5, 2023

Unlocking Potential Through A Journey of Empowerment with Patrice Wade

As the technology specialist and director of technology at Guilford Preparatory Academy, Patrice Wade shines as an advocate for computer science education. Participating in‘s continuous updates and professional development… 

Dec 4, 2023

Spotlight on Linda Robinson: Bridging Language Gaps and Enhancing Learning Through Computer Science Education

Linda Robinson, an AIG and advanced learner teacher at Fox Road Elementary School in the Wake County Public School System, shares her journey of professional growth through the Making CS… 

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Nov 27, 2023

Friday Institute Selects 2023 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are… 

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Nov 13, 2023

State of Computer Science Education in North Carolina

North Carolina has prioritized computer science (CS) education through the passage of SL 2023-132: the computer science mandate. This law mandates that all North Carolina students must complete a high… 

Oct 25, 2023

MSEN Students Exposed to Future STEM Careers During Lenovo Field Trip

Over the last three years, Lenovo has donated over $40,000 to the North Carolina Math/Science Education Network (MSEN) Pre-College Program at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation while cultivating a… 

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… 

Oct 10, 2023

Teachers Bring Data Experiences to NC Students through InSTEP’s Data Investigations in the Classroom Project

To help bring real data experiences to students in the classroom, 21 North Carolina teachers from seven counties were paired with data scientists during the kick-off of the InSTEP Data… 

Sep 29, 2023

Empowering Educators: Transforming Classrooms Through Camp CS and Computer Science Integration

Thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s K-12 Congressionally Funded Community Projects and House Representative Deborah Ross, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, in partnership with Wake County… 

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Sep 27, 2023

AI in K-12 Education Convening

INVITATION ONLY The AI in K-12 Education Convening prioritizes insights into the transformative potential of generative AI in education, strategies to empower educators through innovative AI-driven teaching tools, ethical considerations…