Institute of Education Sciences

Dr. Laura Steacy

FCRR Researcher Joins Cohort of Florida State University Early Career Scholars


FCRR researcher and Assistant Professor of Special Education Dr. Laura Steacy has been awarded a 2019 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) 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.

teacher and student reading

Florida Center for Reading Research Explores Content Area Reading in Partnership with Seminole County


As students progress through school, focus in the classroom begins to shift from learning to read, to reading to learn. As a result, reading becomes more content area focused especially in subjects like history and science. However, for struggling readers this shift can potentially have damaging long-term consequences, from low performance to failure to complete high school.

ABC Blocks over Florida

FCRR Receives IES Grant to Examine EL School Readiness Instructional Practices


The Institute of Education Sciences recently announced a four-year grant to the Florida Center for Reading Research to explore effective instructional practices for 4 year-old Spanish-speaking English learners in Florida PreK classrooms. The grant was was awarded to Drs. Chris Lonigan (Psychology), Beth Phillips (Education), and Chris Schatschneider (Psychology).

REL Southeast

Florida State University awarded $27.8 million federal educational research laboratory


The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) recently won a five-year contract for the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) for the southeastern United States. The REL program includes ten regional labs funded through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The REL Southeast is led by Francis Eppes Professor of Education & FCRR Director Emeritus Dr. Barbara Foorman.

 Dr. Beth Phillips

Florida State University Researchers Receive $3.3 Million Federal Grant


FSU Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology Dr. Christopher Lonigan and Associate Professor of Education Dr. Beth Phillips recently received a $3.3 million research grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. The grant, titled ‚ÄúGenerating Large and Sustained Impacts on Early Language Skills: Evaluation of Timing and Duration of Intervention,‚ÄĚ will explore key components of language interventions for struggling preschool and kindergarten students.

Presidential Award

Florida State University Researcher Selected for Presidential Award


President Barack Obama recently awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to 102 of the nation’s top researchers including Florida State University researcher Dr. Young-Suk Kim. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers.