Education & Society

$8.5 million NIH grant may help decipher dyslexia

If you can read this sentence with ease, consider yourself fortunate: Millions of Americans with dyslexia cannot. In the hope of improving the lives of those struggling readers, a team of experts at Florida State University is working to better understand and diagnose dyslexia and other learning disabilities with a new, $8.5 million grant from […]

Study: State University System degree in Florida can mean huge boost in lifetime earnings

A new economic study suggests that having a degree from one of Florida’s 11 state universities can be a financial lifesaver — equivalent to more than $1 million in a worker’s lifetime earnings. The Board of Governors of the State University System (SUS) requested the economic study to update earlier figures, said Julie Harrington, director […]

$100,000 to FSU-Teach will boost training of math, science teachers

The Florida State University FSU-Teach program — which trains math and science majors to become much-needed math and science classroom teachers — has received a $100,000 share of a $500,000 donation from AT&T to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI). Florida State is one of five universities among which the AT&T contribution to NMSI […]

Security and humanitarian issues in the Americas of relevance to Florida to be focus of Jan. 23 lecture

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Steven Ratti, the United States Southern Command’s director of plans and operations and a Florida State University alumnus, will discuss security and humanitarian issues within the Caribbean, Central and South America, as well as the situation in Haiti two years after its devastating earthquake, at Florida State University on Monday, […]

Training more educators for special-needs children in high-risk families is goal of $1.2 million grant to Florida State

For the increasing number of “high-risk” families in Florida facing the complex challenges of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays, additional help is on the way. Two Florida State University professors have received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train more educators in specialized early intervention and support. […]

Conference will address ‘big questions’ of free will

Leading neuroscientists, social psychologists and philosophers from universities across the nation as well as from England and Israel are set to attend the “Big Questions in Free Will Conference: Free Will and Science,” from 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, to 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, on the Florida State University campus. The conference […]

Florida State University awarded $38 million to help spur public education improvements

Flexing its considerable research muscle, the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) at Florida State University has won a $38.6 million contract to help six Southeastern states and their schools put the test results, coursework information, graduation statistics and other education-related data they collect to more effective use in helping students find academic success. The […]

"I Do … Or Do I?" Psychology researcher finds that second-guessing one’s decisions leads to unhappiness

You’re in search of a new coffee maker, and the simple quest becomes, well, an ordeal. After doing copious amounts of research and reading dozens of consumer reviews, you finally make a purchase, only to wonder: “Was this the right choice? Could I do better? What is the return policy?” Reality check: Is this you? […]

FCR-STEM researchers play key role in new online registry that allows for sharing of educational resources worldwide

Florida State University researchers are playing a key role in the development of a new, federal, open-source system that will allow institutions from around the world to share digital teaching resources. Launched in early November, the new Learning Registry will make it easier for teachers and others mining the mass of online education resources to […]

FSU to mark International Education Week with ‘Going Global’ showcase

With Homecoming Week 2011 in full swing, the Florida State University Center for Global Engagement and FSU International Programs will host the fifth annual "FSU’s Going Global" showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement, also known as The Globe. This year’s Going Global theme: "Where Homecoming Takes On a […]

FSU College of Education to host first-ever ‘College of Education Week’

The first-ever Florida State University College of Education Week — to be held Oct. 24-29 in conjunction with FSU Parents’ Weekend (Oct. 28-30) — will encompass six days of symposia, social gatherings, panel discussions, presentations and events celebrating College of Education students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Kicking off College of Education Week is the […]