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Welcome to FIE

At the Florida Institute of Education (FIE) at the University of North Florida, we believe that education at all levels, Prekindergarten through post-secondary, can be improved by working collaboratively with educators, children, families, and researchers. Through research, FIE seeks to inform policy and decision making, support early learning and 

PreK-12 educators, and positively impact families and communities in Florida.

FIE builds upon a rich body of research to advance learning in the following areas:

• Early and Emergent Literacy

• Social and Emotional Development

• Family Engagement

• Community-based After School Programs

• Technology in Education

• Strategic Coaching

• Program Evaluation and Research

Please use the links in the top menu bar to learn more about FIE.


News and Announcements


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  We are pleased to announce that FIE researchers, 

  Dr. Tiffany Ohlson and Heather Monroe-Ossi, 

  along with Dr. Sheri Parris, have published a 

  chapter in the third edition of Comprehension 

  Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices 

  entitled “Improving Comprehension of Fictional 

  Texts in the Secondary Classroom."  





FIE Makes a DIfference


     Click here to view the FIE Makes a Difference 2014 Report

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  FIE is now on Twitter. Please follow us @fieunf. We post
information, educational policy research, and
  share knowledge 
regarding educational best practices, 

  reform efforts, and instructional strategies related to
  literacy as well as technology.


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  The Florida Institute of Education is now an open group on

  Linkedin. We invite you to join and share professional 

  resources related to educational reform, early childhood 
  education, literacy, family and school partnerships, 

  instructional technology, and collaborative networks.

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