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FCRR partners with Irish tech firm SoapBox for child literacy project

Florida State University’s world-renowned Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) announced a multi-year partnership with Dublin based, kids’ speech recognition technology company SoapBox Labs, to create and deliver next-generation language and literacy assessments that could transform how young children around the world learn to read.

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R2D2

FCRR Aims to Train Next Generation of Reading Disabilities and Dyslexia Researchers

FCRR Associate Director Dr. Nicole Patton Terry has received a $1.1 million, five-year grant to prepare the next generation of reading disabilities and dyslexia (RDD) researchers. Terry, alongside co-principal investigators Drs. Laura Stacey and Sonia Cabell (School of Teacher Education) and Don Compton (Psychology), will train five doctoral scholars to be experts in RDD and stewards of the field of reading research.

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HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference Spurs Partnership, Insight, and Future Success

Dr. La’Tara Osborne Lampkin, Senior Research Associate at the Florida Center for Reading Research joined college presidents, administrators, community leaders, and students in Washington, D.C. at the annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference this past September. Dr. Lampkin, alongside colleagues from Alcorn State University and University of West Virginia Parkersburg, presented the panel discussion A Competitive Edge: Leveraging Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships for Impact and Scale.

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Nigerian Centre

FCRR Faculty Attends First Nigerian Centre for Reading Research and Development Conference

This past August, Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Associate Director Dr. Nicole Patton Terry delivered the keynote presentation at the inaugural National Reading Conference at Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The conference was a capstone event for the new Nigeria Centre for Reading Research and Development (NCRRD), created to strengthen the country’s ability to provide high-quality education and improve children’s reading skills.

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QMI website

Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Announces New Website

The Quantitative Methodology and Innovation (QMI) division, through multi-disciplinary collaborations, aims to partner with researchers, government agencies, and private companies to support scientific inquiry with rigorous research design, data analysis, and innovation in quantitative methods and assessment.

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Dr. Laura Steacy, FCRR researcher and Assistant Professor of Special Education

FCRR Researcher Joins Cohort of Florida State University Early Career Scholars

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) researcher and Assistant Professor of Special Education Dr. Laura Steacy has been awarded a 2019 Institute of Education Sciences Early Career grant. Steacy will receive $500,000 over the next four years to conduct research on ways to support students with learning disabilities, including the development of instructional supports for students with dyslexia.

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Yaacov Petscher, associate professor of social work

FCRR Intern Denis Aleman Recognized as One Of FSU’s Student Employees of the Year

Florida Center for Reading Research intern, Denis Aleman, has received the 2019 Florida State University Student Employee of the Year Vires Award. The award, given to the student employee who has gone above and beyond in taking initiative in their role, was presented at a special ceremony held on April 8, 2019, in the Oglesby Union Ballroom.

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Yaacov Petscher, associate professor of social work

FSU researchers partner to improve statewide assessment for persons with disabilities

The Florida Center for Reading Research at Florida State University along with the FSU College of Social Work is partnering with Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities to evaluate and improve their assessment tool for people with developmental disabilities.

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AR Chronicles

Real Superheroes: How FSU Helps Improve Literacy Rates

Reading is closely tied to a child’s development, which explains why so many educators and researchers are wary of the lack of reading time in American homes. According to a 2017 study conducted by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 65% of American fourth graders do not read at “a proficient level.” To help address this issue, a group of Florida State University scholars, faculty and alumni have come together to improve literacy rates for students.

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Sara Hart, associate professor of psychology

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five years to researchers at Florida State University, so they can build a first-of-its-kind national data repository that aims to inspire innovative research that helps children with learning disabilities.

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