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

FCRR 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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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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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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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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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.

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Florida State Psychology Honors Students Find Research Inspiration Abroad

Two Florida State University Honors Program undergraduates accompanied faculty to the Dyslexia Foundation Extraordinary Brain Symposium XVII, held this past July in Cathedral Peaks, South Africa. Alexandra Himelhoch and Hannah Cooperman, seniors in the Department of Psychology, attended the symposium to present research on vowel pronunciation under the guidance of Professor of Psychology and Florida Center for Reading Research Director, Dr. Donald Compton.

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Dr. Jamie Quinn: 2018 Rebecca Sandak Young Investigator Award Recipient

FCRR methodologist, Dr. Jamie Quinn, was presented the 2018 Rebecca L. Sandak Award on July 21 in Brighton, England. The award, conferred by the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, recognizes gifted young reading researchers who show outstanding promise and dedication to the field. It was established to honor the memory of Rebecca Sandak who passed away before her research goals and ideas could be fully realized.

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FSU researchers partner with Harvard, MIT on $30M ‘Reach Every Reader’ project

FCRR and the College of Communication and Information at FSU have announced a collaborative partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative to research improving early childhood literacy through personalized intervention.

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USAID and Florida State researchers partner to establish Nigerian Center for Reading Research

Acquiring reading skills can be difficult in an ideal setting, let alone an environment affected by crisis or conflict. That, however, is the harsh reality more than 2 million children living in northern Nigeria face each day.

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FCRR would like to thank our 2016–2017 Undergraduate Research Scholars

The FCRR scholars cohort is comprised of sophomore students participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (Joshua Etienne, Rachel Faircloth, & Rachel Odell) and the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (Chassidi Jenkins). Our scholars provided technical support for research activities and projects conducted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast and the National Comprehensive Center on Improving Literacy for Students with Disabilities.

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