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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.

Boys Town book fair

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.

Lakeisha Johnson

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.

FCRR Literacy Kiosk

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.

FIREFLIES logo superimposed on an image of a tree with a jar of lightning bugs

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.

PLEASE READ bookbag packing

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.

Leon County Schools

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.