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Florida Department of Education

Offers directories of schools and colleges by district and name along with press releases, publications and more.

Just Read, Florida!

Read about the Just Read, Florida! activities involving the Florida Department of Education, local school districts, educators, parents, businesses, and community members.


Center on Instruction

The Florida Center for Reading Research has recently become part of the National Center for K-12 Instruction in Reading, Math, and Science. Part of the Comprehensive Center network, the Center on Instruction is one of five content centers serving as resources for the 16 regional U.S. Department of Education Comprehensive Centers. FCRR is responsible for the reading strand of the center.

Florida Reading Initiative (FRI)

The Florida Reading Initiative is a research-based school wide reform effort committed to providing the professional development and follow up support necessary for schools to achieve just that - 100% literacy! Teachers are given the background knowledge, skills and strategies needed to teach all students. A total of 74 schools, primarily from the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) member districts are Florida Reading Initiative Schools. The expansion and success of the initiative is through the continued funding and support from Just Read, Florida!

Florida State University Department of Psychology

Florida State University and the Department of Psychology are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and pluralism, thus enhancing diversity and assuring a climate that values, and respects the worth and dignity of all persons.

Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide (PDF)

Prepared for the: Institute of Education Sciences, Grover J. Whitehurst, Director, by the Coalition for Evidence - Based Policy, A Project Sponsored by The Council for Excellence in Government The field of K12 education contains a vast array of educational interventions - such as reading and math curricula, schoolwide reform programs, after-school programs, and new educational technologies - that claim to be able to improve educational outcomes and, in many cases, to be supported by evidence. This evidence often consists of poorly-designed and/or advocacy-driven studies. State and local education officials and educators must sort through a myriad of such claims to decide which interventions merit consideration for fanfare as being able to produce dramatic gains, come and go over the years, yielding little in the way of positive and lasting change - a perception confirmed by the flat achievement results over the past 30 years in the National Assessment of Educational Progress long-term trend. This publication is a user friendly guide to summarize the process that IES recommends for evaluating whether an educational intervention is supported by rigorous evidence.

Learning Systems Institute

Located on the campus of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, the Learning Systems Institute is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to bridging the gap between research and practice in education and training. The institute develops practical and workable solutions in learning and performance, based on solid research.

National Institute for Literacy

The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) is a federal organization that shares information about literacy and supports the development of high-quality literacy services so all Americans can develop essential basic skills.

National Reading Panel

The NRP has completed the research assessment of reading instruction approaches. NICHD has formed a partnership with the National Institute for Literacy (NIFL) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to work on continued dissemination and implementation efforts of the NRP Report, as part of NIFL's overall mission to disseminate and implement research-based reading practices.

No Child Left Behind

On Jan. 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This new law represents his education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was enacted in 1965. It changes the federal government's role in kindergarten-through-grade-12 education by asking America's schools to describe their success in terms of what each student accomplishes. The act contains the President's four basic education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.

Partnership for Reading

The Partnership for Reading offers information about the effective teaching of reading for children, adolescents, and adults, based on the evidence from quality research. The Partnership invites you to explore this site for information on the research, principles about reading instruction suggested by the research, and products for parents, teachers, administrators, and policy-makers.

United States Department of Education

This is the official site for the United States Department of Education.

What Works Clearinghouse

The What Works Clearinghouse was established by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, and the public with a central, independent, and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education. It is administered by the Department through a contract to a joint venture of the American Institutes for Research and the Campbell Collaboration.

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