Education & Society

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 […]

FSU’s Institute for Justice Research and Development uses science to transform justice system

The numbers are the problem for Associate Professor of Social Work Carrie Pettus at Florida State University. More than 12,000 people are released from state and federal prisons each week, and 77% of formerly incarcerated individuals return to prison within five years. “If you can imagine going to a doctor and they say here’s this medical […]

FSU Center launches certification on early childhood social and emotional behavioral support

Florida State University has launched a new online professional development certification to assist educators with early childhood social and emotional behavioral support and interventions. The certification, developed by the FSU Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families and Children (CFC) at the FSU College of Social Work, equips educators in early learning and elementary classrooms […]

FSU’S Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching to partner with American Volleyball Coaches Association

Florida State University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, has formed a new partnership with the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). As part of the partnership, FSU COACH will be the official coach education provider for the AVCA. “Continuing education is a critical component of successful coaching,” said Kathy DeBoer, executive director of the AVCA. “FSU COACH will provide a connection […]

New report by FSU Center for Postsecondary Success highlights progress of Florida’s developmental education reform

A new report by Florida State University’s Center for Postsecondary Success (CPS) highlights the evolution in the implementation of the Florida developmental education reform. Stipulated by Senate Bill 1720, Florida’s developmental education reform was implemented in the fall of 2014 and required institutions in the Florida College System (FCS) to redesign the delivery of their […]