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May 16, 2024

LASER Institute Selects 2024 Cohort of Scholars

The Learning Analytics in STEM Education Research (LASER) Institute, founded by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, has selected its first cohort of LASER Institute scholars for LASER BEAM (Broadening… 

May 8, 2024

Celebrating Teachers in the Age of AI: Why Human Connection Matters More Than Ever

In an era dominated by technological advancements, where algorithms power many of our decisions and artificial intelligence (AI) shapes interactions, the role of teachers remains vital. Even as we marvel… 

Apr 9, 2024

Unlocking the Future: Why Educators Should Dive into Computer Science Training

In today’s digital age, the significance of computer science education cannot be overstated. From powering our smartphones to driving innovation in every sector, computer science is the backbone of modern… 

Jan 9, 2024

AI in K-12 Convening Gathers Key Stakeholders in Implementing AI in North Carolina Classrooms

By the end of this school year, nearly four in 10 teachers expect to use artificial intelligence (AI) in their classrooms, but only about 20% feel prepared to use those… 

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Dec 6, 2023

Computer Science for North Carolina Convening Provides Guidance, Gathers Key Stakeholders for Implementing Computer Science Across the State

In collaboration with the Expanding Computing Education Pathways (ECEP) Alliance, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation hosted a Computer Science for North Carolina (CS4NC) statewide convening Nov. 9 in order… 

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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… 

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… 

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… 

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Sep 6, 2023

Friday Institute and NCDPI Partner on ​​K-12 Cybersecurity and School Connectivity Initiatives for North Carolina Public Schools

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) has awarded the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation’s Technology Infrastructure Lab (TIL) two new grants to support the North Carolina K-12 Cybersecurity…