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Five Questions for EduGator Larry Feldman, Board Chair of Miami-Dade Public Schools

Recently, we asked 1973 COE master’s graduate Larry Feldman about his career, his views of education, and the challenges faced by Miami-Dade County Public Schools and other large school districts. The conversation has been edited for length and clarity. Quotable […]


UF Grad Larry Feldman’s Newest Leadership Role: Chair of Florida’s Largest School District

College of Education grad Larry Feldman has pretty much seen it all during his 44-year education career. Now he has assumed a new challenge: Chairman of the nation's fourth-largest school district. We interviewed him to learn more about his career as a teacher, principal and board member of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.


Award-Winning Research May Help Boost Reliability of Standardized Tests

U.S. school teachers and their students seem caught in an endless loop of standardized tests. Teachers spend countless hours preparing, administering and grading student assessments, while students are locked in a seemingly never-ending cycle of gearing up for and taking […]


Counselor Ed Scholars Win Intl. Awards for Research, Practice and Communications

College of Education faculty and graduate students returned last week from a professional counseling conference in San Francisco bearing three major awards.


Hundreds Gather at UF’s International Conference on ‘Teacher Leaders’

More than 350 scholars and practitioners explored the crucial role a new generation of “teacher leaders” can have in improving education at the UF College of Education's first international conference on teacher leadership.


Gainesville Sun: Racial Disparities a Challenge for Teachers

Racial Disparities a Challenge for Teachers Gainesville Sun March 19, 2017 The Sun quoted professor Elizabeth Bondy, clinical professor Vicki Vescio, and alumna and teacher Darby Delane in a story about the challenges educators face in tackling education disparities. The story […]


Florida Trend: UF grad schools rank high among nation’s top programs

Florida Trend March 15, 2017 University of Florida graduate schools rank high among nation’s top programs UF College of Education moved up one spot into a tie for 29th overall among private and public universities. The College of Education moved […]


Gainesville Sun: College of Education ranks No. 29 among public universities

UF grad programs rank in top 100 The Gainesville Sun March 14, 2015 The Sun wrote about U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the country’s graduate schools, which had six University of Florida schools ranked in the top 100 […]


Florida Alligator: Best-selling authors talk philanthropy, passion

Best-selling authors talk philanthropy, passion for writing at GatorNights The Independent Florida Alligator Feb. 25, 2017 James Patterson, the best-selling author and sponsor of scholarships for UF elementary education students, fielded questions from fellow author Michael Connelly, a UF journalism […]


Gainesville Sun: Disciplined students become experts in school community

Disciplined students become experts in school community The Gainesville Sun Feb. 23, 2016 The Sun wrote about former College of Education lecturer Darby Delane’s return to teach at Kanapaha Middle School, where she launched a two-year study to explore whether […]


UF Grads Dominate School District Teacher of the Year Awards

Lauren Marlowe, College of Education alumni and a teacher at Oak View Middle School, received Alachua County Public School's top teaching honor, besting 39 other teacher honorees in the running, including 22 UF graduates of the University of Florida.


University of Florida opens office in UM’s backyard

University of Florida opens office in UM’s backyard UF’s new office in downtown Coral Gables, which officially opened Monday night, will house admissions, alumni outreach, fundraising staffers, and an office for the College of Education’s Lastinger Center for Learning, which […]


The Alligator: Despite DeVos confirmation, UF education students hopeful

Despite DeVos confirmation, UF education students hopeful Independent Florida Alligator Feb. 7, 2017 The newspaper wrote about the unsuccessful efforts tof College of Education doctoral student Stephanie Schroeder and other students to convince U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to vote against […]


PhD scholar designs community workshops to help preschoolers, English language learners

Brittney Beck has organized two “design-thinking” workshops to gather stakeholders to explore two of longstanding challenges in the U.S. education system: How to improve educational outcomes for preschoolers and students whose first language is not English.


The Alligator: UF education students petition Rubio to oppose DeVos

UF education students petition Rubio to oppose DeVos Independent Florida Alligator Feb. 6, 2017 The newspaper wrote about more than 140 student and alumni of the UF College of Education who have signed an “Open Letter” to Florida Sen. Marco […]


UF College of Education Ranked Among Best Programs for Veterans Nationwide

The College of Education at the University of Florida ranks among the top education programs for military veterans nationwide, according to a new national ranking. Two of the college’s specialties rated in the top 10 for providing the best education […]


International Teacher Leadership Conference set for March 2-3

The conference, to be held in Miami, will bring together scholars and practitioners from across Florida, the country and the world to examine the emerging field of teacher leadership to improve schools and student achievement.


UF College of Education Garners Another Top 10 Ranking

The University of Florida College of Education rated No. 8 among the best U.S. undergraduate teacher education colleges in the United States, according to a new national ranking.


Newspapers: US News Ranks UF’s College of Education Online No. 1

Jan. 11, 2017 These news outlets reported on the college’s No. 1 ranking for its online graduate degree programs: UF College of Education’s online graduate program gets high rating Gainesville Sun College of Education’s online program ranked best in US […]


The Alligator: Lastinger Center in partnership to help train teachers in Colorado

UF, technology company partner to help train teachers Independent Florida Alligator Jan. 9, 2017 The newspaper wrote about the Lastinger Center for Learning’s partnership with an education technology firm to improve how educators teach at under-achieving schools in Colorado.


COE repeats No. 1 ranking in US for online graduate degrees

U.S. News and World Report rated the distance education program at the University of Florida College of Education as America’s best online graduate education degree program for the second consecutive year.


COE scholar: Students with disabilities more involved in bullying over time

A new study co-authored by UF College of Education scholar Nicholas Gage has found that the students with disabilities in grades 3 through 12 are consistently more involved in bullying than other students.


UF teams with education tech firm to develop leadership program for Colorado educators

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  – The University of Florida joined with Promethean, a global education technology company, in announcing their collaboration on a novel, peer-coaching program to provide leadership development training to educators of Priority Improvement/Turnaround schools in Colorado. Promethean and the […]


Florida Alligator: Norman Hall renovations to begin during Spring semester

Norman Hall renovations to begin during Spring semester The Independent Florida Alligator Dec. 6, 2016 Glenn Good, the dean of the UF College of Education, says Old Norman Hall’s estimated $30 million renovations are expected to start late spring and […]


Guest column in Orlando Sentinel: UF trains professional coaches to benefit teachers — just like great athletes

UF trains professional coaches to benefit teachers — just like great athletes Orlando Sentinel Dec. 6, 2016 To tap into the transformative power of coaching, leaders in districts and schools need to make instructional coaching an important part of their […]


The Post and Courier: S.C. students could get a math boost from Algebra Nation online program

S.C. students could get a math boost from Algebra Nation online program The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) Dec. 5, 2016 State and local education officials have been in talks to bring a website and smartphone app called Algebra Nation […]


Columbia Missourian: Students with disabilities bullied more than others, reports national study

Students with disabilities bullied more than others, reports national study The Columbia (Mo.) Missourian Nov. 29, 2016 Students with disabilities are more often the victims and perpetrators of bullying in schools than students without disabilities, according to a new study […]


WUFT-TV: New research shows effect of teacher coaching

Athletes have coaches, why not teachers? WUFT-TV (Gainesville) Oct. 27, 2016 Associate Director of Teaching and Learning Alyson Adams and professor emerita Dorene Ross were quoted on camera about a story on the value of teacher coaching to improve student […]


Norman classrooms get updates

Updates to three classrooms are changing the way future educators are learning The Independent Florida Alligator Oct. 27, 2016 Norman Hall classrooms were updated with more than $30,000 in donations. Dean Glenn Good is quoted: “We aspire to be a […]


Counselor Ed’s Kristina DePue receives national research honor

After nearly three-and-half years of conducting behind-the-scenes research, Kristina DePue was suddenly overcome with emotions earlier this month when she was thrust into the spotlight in her field of counselor education. “Honestly, I broke into tears,” DePue said when she […]


Athletes have coaches, why not teachers?

UF scholars are recommending just that: all teachers should have a skilled coach as a way to improve the nation’s educational system.


The Alligator: College of Education to study emotional disorders in children

College of Education to study emotional disorders in children The Independent Florida Alligator Sept. 28, 2016 UF scholars Ann Daunic and Stephen Smith, and elementary education senior Rachel Johnson were quoted in a story about a $3.5 million federal grant […]


UF awarded $3.5 million to help improve social, emotional behavior of schoolchildren

UF researchers will study the effectiveness of a promising curriculum to help thousands of kindergarten and first grade students at risk for emotional and behavioral problems.


WUFT: Associate Professor Joe Gagnon Quoted on State-City Park Partnership

Youth In The Juvenile Justice Program To Clean Up Duval Park WUFT.org Sept. 14, 2016 UF College of Education Associate Professor Joe Gagnon weighed in on the City of Gainesville’s new partnership with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice in […]


Gainesville Sun: UF College of Education Makes Top 10 List

UF College of Education Makes Top 10 List USA Today Sept. 11, 2016 In its Sunday edition, The Gainesville Sun published news about the University of Florida College of Education being rated No. 9 among the nation’s best undergraduate teacher education […]


College Welcomes New Faculty

The UF College of Education appointed a half-dozen professors to the college’s full-time faculty this year. Read our mini-profiles to get acquainted with our new faculty.


UF College of Education ranked in top 10 by USA Today

The University of Florida College of Education rates No. 9 among the nation’s best undergraduate teacher education colleges, according to a ranking published today USA Today.


Early Learning Florida program garners top international accreditation

The world’s leading continuing education standards organization has endorsed Early Learning Florida, the UF College of Education’s professional development program for early childhood teachers and caregivers.


UF Foundation selects education professor for research award

Education professor Mary Brownell says the $25,000 UF Foundation Term Professorship Award will allow her to develop ways of improving the practices of new teachers and interns, especially for teaching students with disabilities.


COE doctoral student honored for ‘teaching tolerance’

Ninth-grade students at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School are starting the school year in the classroom of a language arts teacher who has recently gained state and national attention for his effective instructional methods.


Gainesville Sun: UF gets $10 million to personalize math

UF gets $10 million to personalize math The Gainesville Sun July 4, 2016 The Sun wrote about UF receiving two U.S. Department of Education grants to support Precision Education: Virtual Learning Lab, which brings together teaching experts to explore massive […]


Nepali PhD candidate cited for promoting global engagement

Doctoral candidate Uttam Gaulee, a native of Nepal, has scaled some impressive peaks as he has pursued a doctorate in higher education administration at the UF College of Education.


Gainesville Sun: P.K. Yonge instructor recognized for research, teaching

P.K. Yonge instructor recognized for research, teaching The Gainesville Sun June 10, 2016 The Sun wrote about Ross Van Boven, a sixth- and seventh-grade learning community leader at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, who received the 2015 Teacher as Researcher Award […]


Acclaimed scholars to participate in UF’s first International Teacher Leadership Conference

Globally recognized scholars will participate in the college's international academic conference in Miami to explore the crucial role a new generation of “teacher leaders” can have in improving schools.


Q & A with Kara Dawson on closing the ‘digital divide’

Dawson took time to discuss her research and the ways incorporating technology and digital tools into traditional classrooms can help all types of learners to flourish.


Gainesville Sun: HIgh-achieving teachers

Gainesville Sun: P.K. Yonge teachers noted ‘achievers’ The Gainesville Sun May 16, 2016 Five P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School teachers were highlighted in the newspaper’s Achievers blog: Jon Mundorf for receiving the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the College of […]


Gainesville Sun, WCJB-TV: P.K. Yonge celebrates former teacher Toy Whitley

P.K. Yonge celebrates former teacher Toy Whitley WCJB-TV, The Gainesville Sun May 2016 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School dedicated a reading chair to honor long-time teacher Toy Whitley, who passed away last year at the age of 95.


4 P.K. Yonge teachers named among Florida’s best ‘high impact teachers’

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked these highly ranked teachers at UF's P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School why they are succeeding.


School finance leader named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus

After four decades working behind the scenes at many Florida school districts, Henry Boekhoff is in the spotlight as the winner of the college's Distinguished Alumni Award.


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