Education & Society

FSU, FAMU researchers receive National Academy of Sciences grant to form new Gulf Scholars program

Researchers from Florida State University and Florida A&M University have launched the FAMU-FSU Gulf Scholars Program with a $1 million grant from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to support students who are interested in tackling longstanding social, economic, environmental and justice-related challenges facing the Gulf of Mexico region. The program will provide unique learning and research […]

FSU Social Work study explores how COVID-19 influenced decisions of resource-limited mothers

The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many families feeling vulnerable. A new Florida State University study suggests single mothers have been put in a particularly tough spot when choosing childcare or schooling. Melissa Radey, a professor in the College of Social Work, and Joedrecka Brown Speights, a professor in the College of […]

FSU launches Journal of Postsecondary Student Success

At Florida State University, student success means success for all — including achieving equity for students of different backgrounds. Now, as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to student success, Florida State has launched the Journal of Postsecondary Student Success (JPSS), a quarterly, open-access, interdisciplinary journal that publishes peer-reviewed research, editorials and practitioner reports related […]

Equipping the workforce: Triumph Gulf Coast Board approves $11.5M grant for FSU PC’s ASCENT project

Today, the Board of Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., approved an $11.5 million grant to provide partial funding to Florida State University Panama City’s Advancing Science and Career Education in New Technologies (ASCENT) project during a meeting in Crestview. “We are excited to partner with Triumph Gulf Coast to develop our regional workforce,” said Randy Hanna, […]

FSU symposium to explore substance use disorder curriculum and community behavioral health in Florida

A group of Florida State University researchers is bringing together experts from around the country for a one-day symposium focused on substance use disorder. The Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children at Florida State University is hosting “Substance Use Disorder Symposium: Emerging Trends and Critical Issues” in collaboration with the Florida […]

FSU selected as Special Olympics National Banner School

Florida State University has been selected as a National Banner School for 2021-2022 by the Special Olympics, the first university in Florida to achieve this recognition. Founded in the fall of 2019, the Special Olympics at FSU club promotes inclusion both at Florida State and in the community through sports training, competitions and campaigns for […]

WFSU wins national and regional awards for excellence in journalism

WFSU is the winner of four Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association announced Wednesday.  The association recognized WFSU with the National Murrow Award for its news series, “‘Committed: How and Why Children Became the Fastest Growing Group Under Florida’s Baker Act.” WFSU also received Regional Murrow Awards for Small Market Radio […]

Back to school: Florida State University center provides resources for families to help young learners

As children across the country prepare to go back to the classroom — some for the first time since the COVID-19 global pandemic began — the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has launched a resource section specifically for families navigating those crucial early years of learning. The “For Families” section […]

FSU launches new professional certification on student well-being, trauma and resilience

Florida State University, a leader in professional development on trauma and resilience, launched a new online curriculum to help higher education professionals develop the tools to promote campus wellness and better serve students. The Professional Certification in College Student Well-being, Trauma and Resilience was developed by the Institute for Family Violence Studies at the FSU College of […]

FSU special education program partners with Leon County Schools on workforce development initiatives

Florida State University’s special education program within the College of Education has formed a partnership with Leon County Schools to address the challenges students with intellectual disabilities face after finishing school and help these individuals find meaningful employment. Through the partnership, FSU students in the special education program and autism spectrum disorder master’s and certificate […]

FSU research associate working as sport psychologist with USA Track & Field team at Tokyo Olympics

As a research associate at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research, Christopher Stanley is focused on human development and performance — how people learn, manage mistakes and make improvements in educational domains. For the next several weeks, the human performances he will be focused on are those of the athletes on the USA […]

FSU researchers receive $1.5M grant to study corequisite developmental education models

Florida State University researchers have received a $1.5M grant from the Institute of Education Sciences — the independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education — to study corequisite developmental education courses and their effect on students’ postsecondary outcomes. This project responds to Texas House Bill (HB) 2223, which requires […]