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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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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).

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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.

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FCRR, Opening Nights promote summer reading with booklet

Highlighting five professions in the arts — author, director, actor, musician and dancer. Florida State University's Florida Center for Reading Research and Opening Nights Performing Arts have developed the "Summer Arts Adventure" activity booklet to encourage elementary school-age students to read and engage with the arts during the summer break.

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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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Groundbreaking FCRR-Developed Assessment Honored

A computer-adaptive assessment developed by researchers at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) has received a 2016 Award of Excellence and Best of Show award from Tech & Learning magazine.

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