The Village



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.

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.

Partnerships: How We Partner

  • STAND UP for Reading


    We Connect our partners to research- and evidence-based practices, programs, and resources to help them address their most pressing problems of practice.

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  • Boys Town Book Fair


    We Champion our partner’s programs, activities, and initiatives that support children, families, schools, and communities.

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  • Book Nook Bundles


    We 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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Insights: What We're Learning

Work produced by The Village is disseminated through several outlets including research studies, snapshots, and briefs.

Literacy Leadership Teams: Supporting Implementation of Evidence-Based Reading and Literacy Practices in Schools

Exploring what school leaders face when supporting the implementation of EBPs in classrooms.

Examining Student Reading Achievement in the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum

Examining if reading scores differ for students in schools using the Heggerty program compared to students in schools using their typical reading instruction.

Engaging Communities in Equity- Centered Research: Librarians as Partners in the Science of Reading

In order to meet the library’s annual plan goals around increasing knowledge of language and literacy development, youth services librarians will participate in a series of professional development workshops facilitated by FCRR.

Knowledge to Support Evidence-Based Early Language and Literacy Instruction in Schools

Our partners wanted to better understand literacy coaches’ and teachers’ knowledge related to early reading and literacy instruction.

RPPs: Continue Your Learning

Interested in starting your own research practice-partnership? Click here to learn more and access resources at the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP) RPP Knowledge Clearinghouse. The NNERPP RPP Clearinghouse offers a collection of tools and resources to support your continued learning around what it means to do partnership work.

Meet the Team




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Empowering Communities: FCRR Distributes Community Engagement Kits to Local Partners during 2024 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Empowering Communities: FCRR Distributes Community Engagement Kits to Local Partners during 2024 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!

Families in our community can look forward to discovering valuable resources, courtesy of the Community Empowerment and Engagement Kit offered by The Village at Florida Center for Reading Research.

Community Engaged Research Partnership Award

New Faculty Award: Community Engaged Research Partnership Award

We are pleased to announce the Community Engaged Research Partnership Award! The award program is intended to both recognize and support mid-career and senior faculty at FSU who are committed to collaborating with community partners to produce research that is rigorous, relevant, and impactful. Applicants with a research focus and interest in creating and sustaining collaborative research-focused partnerships are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Boys Town North Florida, education and community partners come together to provide the gift of reading

Recently, with generous support from local education and community partners, Boys Town North Florida held their 3rd Annual Book Fair and Book-Nic for youth and families.

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Florida Center for Reading Research partners with Maya’s Book Nook to strengthen reading development in Leon County

FCRR and Maya’s Book Nook are working together to provide the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System and community partners with Book Nook Bundles that aim to promote literacy development across the Big Bend.

Institutional Challenge Grant Leadership Team

Florida State University and Florida A&M University Researchers Partner with Leon County Schools and FAMU Developmental Research School to Address Educational Disparities

They've been awarded a 2022 Institutional Challenge Grant through the William T. Grant Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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FSU’s Center For Reading Research Provides Literacy Kiosks to Local Schools

Parents and students in Leon County will find new resources awaiting them in local schools when they return this fall, thanks to new literacy resource kiosks provided by the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR). The kiosks, stocked with grade-specific materials, were delivered in early August to 49 schools across the district.

The kiosks are an extension of READ UP, a research-to-practice partnership between FCRR and Leon County Schools.

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FIREFLIES Aims to Keep the Future of Education Sciences Bright

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 doctoral interdisciplinary research training program in the education sciences.

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

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

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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