The Village

The Village

Our Mission

Taking a place-based, collective impact approach, The Village creates, supports, and sustains research-practice partnerships to support reading achievement, school readiness, and school success among vulnerable children and youth.

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Our Core Values


  • We accept our responsibility to this community and we will act to support it.
  • We focus on the “whole child”, attending equally to children, families, schools, and communities.
  • We believe diverse cross-sector partnerships are necessary to support the child well-being.
  • We lead with equity to ensure that all children have what they need to thrive.
  • We commit to producing rigorous, relevant research that addresses this community’s most pressing educational needs.


How We Partner


  • Connect our partners to research- and evidence-based practices, programs, and resources to help them address their most pressing problems of practice.
  • Champion our partner’s programs, activities, and initiatives that support children, families, schools, and communities.
  • Collaborate to provide our partners with evidence that helps them learn, tell their story, and act to improve outcomes for children, families, schools, and communities.
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Recent News

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FIREFLIES Aims to Keep the Future of Education Sciences Bright

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Drs. Nicole Patton Terry and Sara Hart have recently been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences which will fully-fund a new predoctoral interdisciplinary research training program in the education sciences.

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FCRR’s READ UP Partnership Tackles COVID-19 Learning Loss

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Leon County early last spring, local schools were left in uncharted waters. As practitioners focused on the immediate issues of health and safety, as well as the challenges of remote learning, FCRR mobilized to tackle the learning loss the pandemic would inevitably cause.

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FCRR Announces Three-Year Partnership with Leon County Schools

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FCRR is proud to announce READ UP, a new research-practice partnership with Leon County Schools (LCS) to improve reading achievement and student success.

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