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Program Evaluation and Education Research (PEER) Group

Supporting innovation, equity and capacity building in North Carolina and beyond

Proud of our public charter to address the pressing, near-term demands of our educational system, the PEER Group provides evaluation, research and technical assistance to answer the questions that matter most to our education partners. Since 2009, we have effectively carried out $17 million in grants and contracts in support of the Friday Institute’s mission to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership.

Teaching for the Long Haul: Professionalizing Career Pathways for North Carolina Teachers

In 2016, six North Carolina school districts were chosen to develop pilot advanced teaching roles programs that would allow highly effective classroom teachers to take on leadership roles in their schools and reach more students. The Friday Institute conducted a formal three-year evaluation of these six pilots and “deep dive” closer-look investigations with three of the pilots.

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