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Researchers receive major federal grant to study developmental education reform

Florida State University researchers have received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to assess the long-term outcomes of recent developmental education reform of the Florida College System. In 2013, the Florida Legislature restructured developmental, or remedial, education across the 28 institutions of the Florida College System — the state’s former […]

FSU researcher to serve as sport psychologist for USA Track and Field

Elite athletes know that sometimes mastering the mental aspect of the game can be the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Chris Stanley — a researcher at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research — is hoping to give athletes that winning mental edge as one of two sport […]

FSU-FAMU partnership program helps curb children’s summer reading loss

A new summer program created through a partnership between Florida State University and Florida A&M University is aiming to curb summer learning loss and close achievement gaps for local at-risk children. In its inaugural year, North Florida Freedom Schools (NFFS) is operating two Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School program sites that are providing about […]

Social Work dean shares expertise in aftermath of Pulse nightclub attack

Jim Clark is no stranger to dealing with high-stress, traumatic events. Clark, who has served as the dean of Florida State University’s College of Social Work for about a year, lent his expertise in Orlando after the recent terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that devastated the LGBTQ community. In the days following the largest […]

FSU researchers assess Florida developmental education reform

Two years after state-mandated developmental education reform to the Florida College System, Florida State University researchers say there are both positive and negative student outcomes as a result of the changes. The findings were a part of a research report released by FSU’s Center for Postsecondary Success assessing the effects of a 2013 state law […]

Police show willingness to intervene when other cops commit domestic violence

While much has been made about the “blue wall of silence” among police officers, a new study found that police officers don’t turn a blind eye when other officers perpetrate domestic violence. In such cases, police officers are most inclined to obtain a detailed history of the violence, link victims with domestic violence programs and […]

Helicopter parents: Hovering may have effect as kids transition to adulthood

As thousands of young adults prepare to leave the nest and attend college for the first time, parents may want to examine whether they are kind and supportive or hovering into helicopter parent territory. Parental involvement is crucial to a child’s development into an adult, but Florida State University researchers are finding that crossing the […]

College of Education, Gadsden County Public Schools host summer institute for teachers

The Florida State University College of Education and Gadsden County Public Schools have partnered to host a two-week summer institute that will provide teachers with research-based instructional strategies for teaching STEM related subjects. The GCPS-FSU Advancement of STEM Teaching — or GFAST — Mathematics and Science Summer Institute for Teachers is an immersive, hands-on and […]

FSU’s small part in Tallahassee civil rights history leads to big changes

Sixty years ago, two young black women sat down on a Tallahassee bus and changed the course of civil rights history. The City of Tallahassee, and local partners including Florida State University, commemorated the 60th anniversary of that historic moment, which inspired the Tallahassee Bus Boycott in 1956. The ceremony honored the courageous men and […]

Luncheon honors Jacksonville military caregivers

The Florida State University College of Social Work hosted a Military Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon on April 7 at Epping Forest Yacht Club in Jacksonville, Fla., to offer support to caregivers and to inform them about the services available through the Operation Family Caregiver program. The Jacksonville luncheon was the third in the Military Caregiver Appreciation […]

FSU professor awarded Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair

A Florida State University interdisciplinary professor has been awarded the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Amy Ai, a professor in the College of Social Work, has been granted a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair for the 2016-2017 academic year. She also holds an appointment with the FSU College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral […]

Education doctoral student wins national fellowship

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation to complete her dissertation. Samantha Nix, a doctoral student in the College of Education, was one of 35 winners selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to the NAEd/Spencer Foundation’s Dissertation Fellowship Program. Nix, who […]