Education & Society

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 […]

FSU researchers receive NSF grant to study teaching practices in virtual reality

Florida State University researchers have received a nearly $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate teaching practices for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) using mixed reality simulations and virtual students. Fengfeng Ke, professor of instructional systems and learning technologies in FSU’s College of Education is principal investigator for the project. Ke said the funds will go toward solving challenges in […]

FSU researchers receive $1.5M federal grant to enhance diversity in higher education

Florida State University researchers, in partnership with Florida A&M University, have received a $1.5 million grant to enhance diversity in the field of education research. The five-year grant from the Institute of Education Sciences — the independent, nonpartisan statistics, research and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education — will support the continuation of […]

From surviving to thriving: FSU’s Learning Systems Institute brings support and success to mathematics educators navigating virtual learning

Last year, students and teachers in Florida and across the nation were asked to do a lot when remote learning forced them out of the physical classroom. That didn’t stop educators from pushing forward to learn new ways to best teach traditional subjects like math to their students, whether they were in person or on […]

Florida Center for Reading Research director appointed to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on the Future of Education Research

A Florida State University professor has been appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee to help shape the future of education research. Nicole Patton Terry, director of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) and the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, will […]

Down the stretch they come: FSU history professor talks about milestone ride for Kentucky Derby jockey

All eyes are on Louisville, Kentucky, this weekend for the annual Run for the Roses. The 147th Kentucky Derby will take place Saturday, May 1, at the famed Churchill Downs with 20 horses competing for the first leg of the Triple Crown. Kendrick Carmouche will be riding the horse Bourbonic. He will be the first Black jockey to ride in the event since 2013. Associate Professor of History Katherine […]

FSU School of Teacher Education announces new director

Florida State University’s School of Teacher Education within the College of Education has appointed a new director. Kathleen Clark, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics education in the College of Education, will provide leadership to faculty, students and staff within the School of Teacher Education, which houses more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and […]

FSU-created, dyslexia-focused comic book to be available nationwide as graphic novel

“The Uncanny Chronicles,” a comic book focused on the realities of dyslexia will soon be available nationwide as a graphic novel thanks to an agreement between Florida State University and Ventris Learning. “The Uncanny Chronicles” is an eight-issue comic book series created by faculty from the Florida Center for Reading Research and the FSU College of Social Work. The story follows Kayla, a […]

FSU researchers find sexism limits the benefits of religious participation

While a vibrant religious life is often linked to better health, Florida State University researchers find those benefits don’t extend to everyone.  In their study, “When Religion Hurts: Structural Sexism and Health in Religious Congregations,” published in American Sociological Review, Patricia Homan, assistant professor of sociology, and Amy Burdette professor of sociology, find sexism in religious institutions can limit […]

FSU’s chapter for the Society for Advancement of Management wins big at annual awards showcase

Florida State University’s chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) won big at the annual International Collegiate Business Skills Championship March 18-20.  FSU’s students racked up award after award including chapter of the year and two other chapter-wide awards from a field of colleges and universities from around the globe in the undergraduate division. The haul also included […]

Florida Center for Reading Research forms partnership to establish National Center for Reading in India

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University and University of St. Francis have partnered with education officials in India to establish the National Center for Reading Interventions and Research (NCRIR) in India. The new center will bring together educators from around India and provide them with career development opportunities focused on teaching reading. FCRR researchers — […]