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Documentary to tell the story of transformative Gainesville teacher Gloria Jean Merriex

PSU professor and filmmaker discovers transformative teacher Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) Aug. 27, 2017 When Duval Elementary School in East Gainesville received an “F” on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in 2002, shock waves jolted the administration, which faced […]


Gainesville Sun: UF counselor noted for efforts with police

Gainesville Sun July 23, 2017 UF counselor noted for efforts with police Shon Smith, clinical assistant professor in the UF Counselor Education program, garnered headlines recently for receiving national attention for two major achievements involving separate divisions of the American […]


Gainesville Sun: Cody Miller: All political issues are educational issues

Cody Miller: All political issues are educational issues Gainesville Sun July 14, 2017 In this op-ed, Cody Miller, an English teacher at PK Yonge Developmental Research School and a doctoral student in English education at the College of Education, writes that […]


Six students honored for outstanding scholarship and professional work

High-achieving scholars took a break from their studies to pick up awards for their outstanding graduate or undergraduate achievements and leadership. The awards were given April 21 at the College of Education's annual recognition dinner.


St. Augustine Record: College’s Lastinger Center training teachers to improve STEM learning

Sebastian Middle School leads the way for district with plans for flagship STEM Academy The St. Augustine Record June 1, 2017 The Lastinger Center for Learning is leading training workshops to prepare middle school teachers to infuse STEM (science, technology, […]


High Demand Mentor: Buffy Bondy

Education Professor Elizabeth “Buffy” Bondy says mentoring doctoral students is at the heart of everything she does. No wonder Bondy has won the highest honor UF bestows on faculty mentors.


Special Education Scholar Receives Excellence Award

Nicholas Gage, an assistant professor of special education, was selected to receive a UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors for the quality and innovativeness of his research.


Gainesville Sun: Zucker Center helps SWAG to Build CHILD center

Gainesville Sun May 23, 2017 SWAG to build CHILD center The Sun wrote about the building of a new CHILD (Children’s Health, Imagination, Learning and Discovery) Center in southwest Gainesville. The center is a collaboration of UF Anita Zucker Center […]


Gainesville Sun: UF expects $120 M in new funding from state budget

The Gainesville Sun May 10, 2017 UF expects $120 million in new funding from state budget The state budget includes $17.4 million for renovations to Norman Hall — enough funding to complete the renovations to the home of the College […]


Can a ‘nudge’ prompt ex-students to re-enroll to earn a college degree?

Assistant Professor Justin Ortagus leads a team of education scholars on a two-year study to find out whether ex-students who receive targeted emails and financial incentives are more likely to re-enroll and finish their degrees.


UF Higher Ed. scholar named fellow to office charged with improving U.S. public service

Assistant Professor Dennis Kramer will spend the upcoming academic year in Washington, D.C., as a fellow for the Office of Evaluation Sciences conducting research on education topics, such as federal student aid.


Education Scholar Newest Member of Elite Group of UF Professors

John Kranzler is the College of Education’s University of Florida Research Foundation Professor for 2017-2020


Palm Beach Post: Op-ed: Teachers benefit from professional coaching

Palm Beach Post April 31, 2017 Point of View: Teachers benefit from professional coaching Phil Poekert, assistant director of the UF Lastinger Center for Learning, penned an op-ed about the importance of every teacher having a professional teaching coach.


How does stress affect middle schoolers with emotional and behavioral problems?

Michelle Cumming (Ph.D. in special education, 2016) found that students with these problems had significantly lower executive functioning abilities and thus tended to act out in ineffective ways when under stress.


Gainesville Sun: ‘Sesame Street’ character will help shed light on autism, experts say

‘Sesame Street’ character will help shed light on autism, experts say April 5, 2017 Gainesville Sun Comments from Maureen Conroy, a professor of early childhood studies at the UF College of Education, are included in a story about how a new […]


Miami Today: University of Florida’s Algebra Nation boosts passing grades

Miami Today March 28, 2017 University of Florida’s Algebra Nation boosts passing grades Miami Today wrote Algebra Nation, a program developed by the College of Education’s ULastinger Center for Learning, has dramatically increased pass rates in end-of-course algebra tests, especially for […]


The Alligator: UF grad who set up school after Hurricane Katrina dies

UF grad who set up school after Hurricane Katrina dies The Independent Florida Alligator March 28, 2017 The newspaper wrote “an epilogue” in remembrance of Triple Gator Brian Dassler, who passed away suddenly at age 38 of a pulmonary embolism. […]


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’s Newest Leadership Role: Chair of Florida’s Largest School District

UF education alumnus Larry Feldman (BAE ’72, MAE ’73, special education) has pretty much seen it all during his 44-year career as a teacher and leader in Miami-Dade County. Now he has assumed his biggest leadership role yet: chair of the nation's fourth-largest school district.


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, 2017 The Sun wrote about former College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor Darby Delane’s return to teach at Kanapaha Middle School, where she launched a two-year study to explore […]


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.


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