Education & Society

FSU College of Education professor selected to craft international student assessment

A Florida State University professor has been invited to help create an international educational survey that will be administered in 2021. Valerie Shute, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems at FSU, will help design a part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international survey that aims […]

FSU researchers partner with Harvard, MIT on $30M ‘Reach Every Reader’ project

The Florida Center for Reading Research and College of Communication and Information at Florida State University have announced a collaborative partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative to research improving early childhood literacy through personalized intervention. The goal of the five-year, $30 million Reach Every […]

FSU to feature president of Florida Sports Foundation in Sport Talk Series

Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will explore the role of females in the male-dominated sport industry through a lecture by Angela Suggs, the CEO and president of the Florida Sports Foundation.  The lecture, co-sponsored by the student organization Black Excellence FSU, will discuss the racial and social issues that occur […]

FSU sport psychology researchers receive prestigious NCAA grant

The life of a student-athlete is hectic. The competitive nature of college-level sports requires hours of practice and travel — and balancing a rigorous schedule with schoolwork while still making time to rest can often seem unrealistic. As a result, there has been a large push by the NCAA in recent years to promote the […]

FSU researchers pursue the truth about cats and dogs … and older adults

Many believe that owning pets can be beneficial for older adults. But is it true that a dog or a cat can make life better for older family members, or is this simply a comfortable myth? Two researchers with Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity intend to find out with the support of a […]

FSU alumnus wins national teaching award

Florida State University alumnus Bobbie Cavnar said he never dreamed that his passions for education and Shakespearian literature would lead to him being named the best teacher in the nation. Cavnar, 40, recently told The Charlotte Observer he was astounded when he discovered he was being awarded $35,000 by the National Education Association Foundation and […]

Florida State University Schools opens new playground

Administrators, teachers and parents of Florida State University Schools gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 14 to recognize the official opening of a new playground for students. FSUS is the FSU College of Education’s developmental research school. FSUS parents started the fundraising initiative for the new playground, and then FSU President John Thrasher stepped in […]

FSU to host second Sports Talk Series on diversity and inclusion

As part of its Sports Talk Series, Florida State University’s Foundation for Diversity & Inclusion in Sport will host a talk focusing on leadership and managing diversity in the locker room. The event will feature speakers Becky Burleigh, head coach of the University of Florida’s soccer team, and Celia Slater, founder of True North Sports, […]

Policy Pub looks at water crisis: Can it happen here?

One of the biggest stories of the past few years has been the water crisis in Flint, Mich., where due to insufficient water treatment, more than 100,000 residents were potentially exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water. The crisis would seem to be almost out of character in a country as developed […]

Lead us not into temptation: Predictors for infidelity, divorce highlighted in new FSU research

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s reassuring to know many of us are equipped with the basic psychological instincts to have a successful intimate relationship that lasts. New research from Florida State University highlights ways to keep love and also identifies clear predictors for failed relationships. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and […]

FSU Pepper Institute and Center to host radio segments on aging

Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center, along with support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FSU, will sponsor weekly “Aging Today” segments on 88.9, WFSU-FM, beginning Feb. 6. The one-minute segments will highlight critical aging-related […]

FSU College of Social Work hires director to lead newly established center

The Florida State University College of Social Work has chosen an accomplished expert in nonprofit leadership to direct its new Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children. Ellen Piekalkiewicz begins her role as director of the center this month. The center was established in the fall of 2017 through the support […]