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Tech guys pose inside the Friday Institute.

Feb 20, 2023

Serious Fun

Three staffers almost went viral in 2007 with a catchy music video promoting the benefits of VMware's virtualization software. It turns out that the educational innovation behind the one-hit wonder improved computer access for K-12 students across the state. 

student in a lab

Aug 26, 2021

Friday Institute Puts Equity at the Forefront

An annual conference for teachers, held last month, is just one tool the institute is using to help students thrive in the classroom. 

High school students carried water in a project designed to teach them about global water access.

Jun 1, 2021

How To Engage Students in Addressing Global Problems

NC State researchers challenged 11th graders to find solutions to address the global problem of clean water access. 

Photo of campus gateway.

Feb 18, 2020

Grant From the U.S. Dept. of Labor to Support AI Apprenticeships

NC State receives a four-year, $6 million grant to support 5,000 workers in artificial intelligence. 

Jun 8, 2017

Friday Institute Names 7 Superintendents 2017 Friday Medalists

The Friday Institute will present the 2017 Friday Medals to seven superintendents of rural school districts in North Carolina who have improved student learning and implemented digital-age approaches to teaching and learning. 

Mar 14, 2016

How Is North Carolina Doing With Digital Learning?

NC State's Friday Institute has released a new report that maps North Carolina's progress in using learning technologies and digital content. 

Nov 18, 2015

Friday Institute Honors Wise

An education advocate and former governor won NC State's Friday Medal. 

Oct 21, 2015

Picart Honored at West Point

An NC State administrator has been named professor emeritus and distinguished faculty alumnus at the United State Military Academy, where his leadership helped shape academic programs for nearly three decades. 

Feb 11, 2015

5 Questions on Digital Learning

Mary Ann Wolf explains NC State's efforts to help school districts make the most of digital learning. 

Nov 12, 2014

Spires to Design Model School in China

A Chinese developer has tapped the Friday Institute's Hiller Spires to design a high school for students who hope to enroll in top U.S. universities. 

Aug 9, 2012

Web Conference on Digital Transition

Take part in a free Web conference offered by a project at the Friday Institute targeted at K-12 educators, administrators and education faculty. 

Nov 23, 2011

McNeal Honored with Friday Medal

NC State honored Dr. Bill McNeal, longtime leader and former Wake County superintendent, with the Friday Medal for contributions to education. 

Aug 26, 2010

Q&A on Race to the Top

NC State played a key role in securing $400 million in education funding for the state of North Carolina through the federal Race to the Top program. Dr. Glenn Kleiman explains how the funds will impact North Carolina's 1.4 million students. 

Jul 8, 2010

Music in His Method

A new licensing agreement with Discovery Education will bring the music and methods of Dr. Lodge McCammon within reach of a million teachers around the world. 

Jan 21, 2010

Friday Institute Spearheads Proposal

Dr. Glenn Kleiman and the team at the Friday Institute successfully coordinated the North Carolina Race to the Top proposal.