Entries by cboisseau

EduGator Talk on standardized testing coming to Tampa March 8

Join the UF College of Education and Tampa Gator Club to connect with fellow Gators and gain insight into one of the most hotly debated topics in public education: standardized testing. In addition to hors d’oeuvres and genuine camaraderie, 30 minutes of the evening will be set aside for representatives from the UF College of […]

Florida Alligator: iDigFossils receives $1.2 million, will donate 3-D printers to children

iDigFossils receives $1.2 million, will donate 3-D printers to children The independent Florida Alligator Feb. 16, 2016 UF Associate Professor Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko’s “iDigFossils” project includes giving students in Florida and California 3-D scanners and printers, the Florida Alligator reported. Antonenko’s project was awarded almost $1.2 million by the National Science Foundation.

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Special ed. alumni cited for early research success

A pair of College of Education alumni have been selected for prestigious national honors from the Council for Exceptional Children for their outstanding research. Brian Boyd won the 2016 Distinguished Early Career Research Award and recent graduate Elizabeth Bettini won for the best student-initiated research study. The Arlington, Virginia-based Council for Exceptional Children is the […]

Education Week — UF’s Brownell cites multiple reasons for shortage of special ed. teachers

Education Week Jan. 25, 2016 UF Education Professor Mary Brownell cites multiple reasons for shortage of special ed. teachers Education Week quoted Mary Brownell, UF professor of special education, on the multi-faceted issues that are to blame for a shortage of special education teachers. She cited three factors: (1)  Special education teachers say they have to […]

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Education professor wins $1.2 million grant to lead UF team on 3-D paleontology technology project

University of Florida educational technology researcher Pasha Antonenko is leading a team of UF scientists from multiple disciplines to create a novel curriculum for the middle and high school grades and assist paleontologists working on projects worldwide. The three-year, $1.2 million project will help students develop their skills in real-world science technology, engineering and mathematics […]

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UF doctoral student leads Florida elementary school with nation’s top-rated STEM program

A UF College of Education Ph.D. candidate is in the national education spotlight for leading a Pinellas County elementary school honored for having the nation’s top U.S. STEM program. Kristy Moody, principal of Jamerson Elementary in Pinellas County, accepted the STEM Elementary School of the Year for 2016 award on behalf the school. STEM stands […]

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UF researchers find high teacher attrition rates at charter schools

Teacher Attrition UF College of Education researchers found that the in-year rate of teacher attrition is substantially higher at Florida charter schools than traditional public schools. Teachers at state charter schools have more than twice the within-year attrition rate of those at traditional public schools, which could have a negative impact on student academic achievement, […]

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Leite and Collier win best paper award

A research paper by Associate Professor Walter Leite and doctoral candidate Zachary Collier won the most distinguished award in the Florida Educational Research Association’s annual advanced educational research paper competition. The College of Education scholars won for a methodological paper based on Collier’s master’s thesis, which concluded that “higher levels of Algebra Nation usage corresponds […]

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Blue Wave volleyballers do it again — state champs

  The news bears repeating. P.K. Yonge’s girls volleyball team did it again. For the second year in a row the Blue Wave girls’ volleyball team won the Florida high school state championship. The team capped off its sparkling season by sweeping Palmer Trinity in straight sets in the state Class 3A finals on Nov. 13 […]

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College of Education scholars named Global Fellows

Walter Leite Brian Reichow Two College of Education scholars are among 10 University of Florida faculty members selected for a new program designed to enhance the university’s international research excellence. Associate professors Walter Leite and Brian Reichow were recently named Global Fellows by UF’s International Center. Each fellow will receive $4,000 for travel and expenses […]

The Florida Alligator — UF doctoral candidate finds freedom of speech restricted in schools

The Independent Florida Alligator Nov. 17, 2015 UF doctoral candidate finds freedom of speech restricted in schools UF College of Education doctoral candidate Jesse Gates’ dissertation on social media policies at Florida school districts was picked up by The Independent Florida Alligator with a story about how school faculty and staff have more restrictions on […]

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UF early childhood intervention aims to help elementary teachers, students succeed

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kindergarten teachers prepare their students for future school success, yet researchers say nearly 30 percent of children who enter school display problem behaviors, which put them at risk for fewer learning opportunities and poorer academic outcomes. To help these students and their families start the educational journey on sure footing, University of […]

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Welcome New Faculty Members

The College of Education welcomes eight new faculty members hired to start the current academic year, bringing with them fresh viewpoints and new expertise in the vital fields of counselor education, elementary education, higher education administration, literacy education, and school psychology. Below are mini-bios of each listing their “vitals” including prior degrees, work experience, research […]

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National group honors UF education leader for helping low-income students get to college and succeed

University of Florida education innovator Don Pemberton received the prestigious Bob Craves Champion of College Access Award this week for his leadership in providing the means for low-income students to attend and succeed in college. The award was presented on Monday in Orlando at the annual meeting of the National College Access Network (NCAN), one of the […]

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UF Research Foundation recognizes education scholar with elite professorship

One way Walter Leite explains the complex statistical methods he uses to measure the effectiveness of educational programs is with the old analogy of comparing apples to apples. The associate professor in UF’s Research and Evaluation Methods program works with massive amounts of information (so-called “big data”) to analyze the effectiveness of teaching tools and […]