Florida Institute of Education
Established in 1982 as a statewide research center, the Florida Institute of Education (FIE) provides statewide leadership to improve education at all levels by working collaboratively with Florida's universities, community colleges, public schools, school readiness agencies, and communities to:
Foster collaborative programs that address critical educational needs by supporting innovation and engaging in problem-focused research;
Increase access to and use of the knowledge and skills needed to improve practice and inform decision-making; and
Enhance achievement for all students, especially those at-risk.
FIE’s vision for education excellence is embodied in the following statements:
- Every child will enter kindergarten eager and ready to read, ready to learn, and ready to succeed in school;
- Florida’s prekindergarten through postsecondary students will rank at the highest levels of academic performance and achievement, and will not be differentiated by race, gender, or socioeconomic status;
- Practitioners and researchers will view themselves as members of active learning communities committed to collaboration, ongoing learning, inquiry, and continuous improvement; and
- Families and communities will be fully engaged partners committed to improving children’s learning and social, emotional, and healthy development.