Education & Society

Policy pub returns with virtual ‘Pubinars’ for Fall

Florida State University’s College of Social Sciences and Public Policy will relaunch its popular Policy Pub series in a virtual format this October due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since 2016, the Policy Pub series has hosted the college’s scholars for brief, plain-language talks about vital issues and policy decisions that directly impact people’s lives. Pub-goers […]

FSU researcher argues the growth of cronyism threatens American prosperity

Cronyism between the economic political elite is a threat to national prosperity, a Florida State University researcher argues in a new book. Randall Holcombe, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics, says that keeping those with economic power from obtaining political power is necessary to maintain the economic progress the world has seen since the beginning of […]

FSU Panama City offers IBM Skills Academy professional development courses

The Florida State University Panama City College of Applied Studies is partnering with IBM Skills Academy to launch technology-based training courses designed to provide additional professional skills to students, alumni and community members looking to advance their careers and excel in the job market. Upon successful completion, students will be able to obtain digital certificates […]

FSU launches new level of professional certification on trauma and resilience

Florida State University’s College of Social Work recently launched a new level in its successful Professional Certification in Trauma and Resilience online series. The curriculum series, developed by the Clearinghouse on Trauma and Resilience within the college’s Institute for Family Violence Studies in conjunction with the FSU Center for Academic and Professional Development, enables professionals […]

Study finds that COVID-19 is hitting older Black and Latinx persons hardest

A study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher has found COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting people of color in the United States.   Patricia Homan, assistant professor of sociology and associate at the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy at FSU, said she and her fellow researchers found that the difference between how COVID-19 affects […]

While young students draw on FSU’s coloring book, parents can draw on FSU’s experts during COVID-19 pandemic

As millions of moms and dads in COVID-19’s stay-at-home Florida wonder what to do next, Florida State University education experts are offering resources to help parents-turned-teaching-assistants make good choices. With activity books loaded with educational bits, videos and guides on reading instruction and a massive database of tested teaching resources, FSU has plenty that parents […]

FSU’s Institute for Successful Longevity launches Zoom initiative to help older adults fight social isolation

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity has launched an initiative to help older adults use the Zoom video platform to stay connected with friends and family, to access learning opportunities and to stay engaged with the community. To help older adults who are not familiar with the Zoom video platform, the institute offers illustrated […]

FSU College of Education faculty member receives ACA Fellows Award

A Florida State University Associate Professor of School Counseling has been selected as a recipient of the American Counseling Association (ACA)’s Fellows Award. Erik Hines, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, has earned the highest honor presented by the ACA for contributions to the counseling profession. The ACA Fellows Award […]

FSUS to recognize students who integrated the school

Florida State University Schools (FSUS), known to generations of alumni as “Florida High,” will honor the two black students who integrated the school in 1964, Keith Neyland and Mahlon Rhaney Jr., with a ceremony at the FSUS campus. The ceremony is part of FSUS’ Black History Month celebration. Rhaney, along with Neyland’s daughter, will speak […]

FSU College of Education launches interdisciplinary center for athletic coaching

Florida State University’s College of Education strives to prepare students and professionals to serve in any number of roles at educational institutions, from teachers and principals to counselors and more. Now, the new Interdisciplinary Center for Athletic Coaching, known as FSU COACH, aims to prepare individuals interested in working in schools and beyond in a […]

FSU lecture series to discuss the technology and data-driven innovations of criminal justice reform

Florida State University’s Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children welcomes FSU College of Social Work Associate Professor Carrie Pettus-Davis for the center’s latest presentation of its “Engage, Invest, Respond,” lecture series. She will present on her work harnessing technology to expand the scope of data-driven solutions to criminal justice reform. […]