Entries by aklopez

GAINESVILLE SUN: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School

Gainesville Sun 6-24-12 P.K. Yonge DRS (program area) A Sun article reported on the 60-year celebration of Le Congres de a Culture Francaise en Floride held recently at P.K. Yonge. Some 80 students from P.K. Yonge and other area elementary and middle schools performed songs, poems and fairy tales in French.

GAINESVILLE SUN: Catherine Atria

Gainesville Sun 6-12-12 Catherine Atria (P.K. Yonge elementary) A story in the Sun reported the hiring of Newberry High administrator Catherine Atria as the new elementary school principal at P.K. Yonge DRS.  The hiring also was mentioned in the newspaper’s online education blog.

GAINESVILLE SUN: David Miller

Gainesville Sun, Sunshine State News, WUFT-FM, WDBO 96.5 6-9-12 David Miller (research & evaluation methods) In a Gainesville Sun article headlined “Disparity in FCAT scores a result of many factors,” Professor Miller was quoted saying lower scores can be attributed to shifting standards. This year, for the first time, the test was graded on a […]

ESPNU: Thomasenia Adams

ESPNU national television 5-31-12 Thomasenia Adams (office of educational research) Adams was the subject of a four-minute profile on ESPNU, a television channel that specializes in college sports. The profile appeared on ESPNU’s special academic series, “SEC Stories of Success.”

EDUCATION WEEK: Ester de Jong

Education Week 5-23-12 Ester de Jong (ESOL/bilingual education) ESOL/Bilingual Professor Ester de Jong was cited as an expert source in two articles – a news article and a blog, both by staff writer Leslie Maxwell – in the May 23 edition of Education Week, both offering comprehensive treatments of the accountability issues affecting English language […]

Student FEA chapter, president earn top national honors

Posted July 22, 2010

UF’s student chapter of the Florida Education Association won top honors in its category in the National Education Association’s 2010 excellence awards program, and UF chapter president Laura Roberts received the national organization’s Outstanding Local Student Leader Award.

Internationalizing the College of Education

College of Education leadership and faculty are actively involved in  efforts to internationalize the work of the College. Such work includes programming, research, curriculum and pedagogy. The video highlights some of these efforts and examines ways the College can further the goal of embedding. (15:56)

coE-News: October 15, 2009, VOL 5 ISSUE 1

Dean’s Message

Dean EmihovichChange for the better is a welcome change

A new academic year always promises a fresh new start for faculty, students, and staff—a start that is especially welcome after a year of turmoil.This year opens with changes in two key areas: the organizational structure of the College, and the physical structure of both Old and New Norman Hal

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time

Posted Monday, May 18, 2009

New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money—an especially appealing pitch when budgets are tight.

COE staff members of the year: Brian Lane, Patty Lefevers

Posted April 21, 2009

One is a main cog in the college’s vital grant application operation. The other has been a stabilizing force during her department’s reorganization implemented over the past year as part of the university’s budget reduction plan.

Meet Brian Lane and Patty Lefevers, this year’s College of Education’s Staff Members of the Year. Their selections were announced recently at the college’s Staff Appreciation Luncheon “fiesta” held at the Norman Hall courtyard.

coE-News: January 21, 2009

January 21, 2009

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coE-News: November 17, 2008, VOL 4 ISSUE 3

November 17, 2008

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UF signs cooperative agreement with Polish university to advance inclusion of students with special needs

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The UF College of Education has signed a cooperative agreement with a leading teacher education academy in Warsaw, Poland, to advance the inclusion of students with moderate to severe disabilities in the Polish general education system. The partnering universities will collaborate on both the development of teacher preparation programs in special education and school-based research on the effect of inclusive education.

coE-News: October 15, 2008, VOL 4 ISSUE 2

October 15, 2008

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coE-News: September 15, 2008, VOL 4 ISSUE 1

VOL. 4, ISSUE 1

Sept. 17, 2008

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Getting past the gatekeepers in science & math

When people say the word scientist, what comes to mind? White coats and glasses? Beakers and test-tubes? A white man with graying temples, working in a lab?

How about a young African-American woman?

Too many people never think of that last image. And according to three researchers at the University of Florida’s College of Education, that lack of vision is a big problem — not just for black women, but for the nation’s future.

‘Hannah Montana’ course takes on popular images of childhood

Not so long ago, the airwaves were buzzing with news about Miley Cyrus—the 15-year-old pop star behind Disney’s “Hannah Montana” — and her provocative photo shoot in Vanity Fair.

But while reporters and pundits found much to talk about in the tousled, waiflike figure at the center of the photos, Catherine Emihovich and Rebecca Nagy find just as many important details in the margins.

Professor invests in the future of teacher education

In an era of shrinking state budgets, one University of Florida professor has dug into her own pockets to make sure the next generation of scholars has a chance to grow.

Dorene Ross, a professor in UF’s College of Education, and her husband Jack have given the college $10,000 to establish a fund that will help junior faculty members travel to professional conferences to present their research.

Dorene Ross

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