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Jun 5, 2024

Friday Institute and NCDPI Partner to Support NC’s Digital Learning Plan Through Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

School shuts down when technology does. This was Ashley McBride’s experience as the tech director of a North Carolina school district when a fiber optic cable was cut, leaving a… 

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Mar 20, 2024

Friday Institute Plays Key Role in NC’s K-12 Cybersecurity Program

With more than 2,500 technology resources per school district in North Carolina, third-party educational technology vendors are one of the biggest threats to cybersecurity in K-12 public schools in the… 

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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… 

Feb 24, 2023

Friday Institute Senior Director Ray Zeisz Presents School Connectivity Report to North Carolina State Board of Education

Senior Director Ray Zeisz co-presented highlights from his report to the North Carolina General Assembly, including program performance and recommendations, at last month's North Carolina State Board of Education meeting. 

Jan 9, 2023

NC School Connectivity Analysis

All North Carolina students receive ample high-quality internet access at school. Our Technology Infrastructure Lab analyzed internet usage of all 115 school districts and over 100 charter schools in the state. 

Oct 4, 2022

Friday Institute Educators, Warren County Students Overcome Obstacles and Find Inspiration Through Robotics

Friday Institute staff taught a three-week robotics class as part of Warren County Schools’ (WCS) Summer Bridge Acceleration Camp July 11-29. 

Aug 12, 2022

White Paper Highlights Friday Institute’s Broadband Mapping Work for North Carolina

A new white paper from Signals Analytics highlights the North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Office’s broadband mapping initiative featuring survey data developed by the Friday Institute’s Technology Infrastructure Lab. 

Aug 10, 2022

Friday Institute Hosts High School Students in Career Accelerator Workforce Development Program

The Friday Institute hosted local high school students to learn about education careers, practice interview skills and gain insight into some of the Friday Institute’s projects as part of WakeEd Partnership's Career Accelerator Program. 

Jun 6, 2022

FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding Map

North Carolina public schools are receiving almost $200 million in FCC Emergency Connectivity Funding, which will mostly be used for student laptops. Our Technology Infrastructure Lab has mapped it all… 

Feb 25, 2022

Friday Institute Hosts Webinar on Building Quantum Computing Talent in NC Schools

Educators and administrators across the state participated in a virtual discussion with leading education and technology experts to discuss an emerging technology with the power to change the world--quantum computing.