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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.

UF honors ed. finance faculty scholar for doctoral mentoring

Professor R. Craig Wood is the college's latest winner of the UF Faculty Doctoral Mentoring Award for outstanding work with his graduate students, many of whom have won national honors for their dissertations.

Gainesville Sun: P.K. Yonge teacher uses various methods to help students learn

Gainesville Sun: P.K. Yonge teacher uses various methods to help students learn The Gainesville Sun April 25, 2016 P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School teacher Jon Mundorf, who received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the College of Education, says if […]

Ed. Leadership alumna heads Florida Philanthropic Network

UF College of Education alumna Stacy Carlson (PhD ‘11, educational leadership and administration) is the new president and CEO of the Florida Philanthropic Network. Carlson previously was vice president and program director of College and Career Readiness at Helios Education Foundation […]

The EduGator110 Challenge. 110 gifts in 10 days. We can do this.

To celebrate the College of Education's 110th birthday, today we call all EduGator alumni and friends to join together to reach 110 gifts in 10 days.

Anita Zucker Center co-director honored for leadership, impact on behavioral disorders

Maureen Conroy, co-director of the University of Florida Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, has received the 2016 Outstanding Leadership Award from the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. CCBD, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, presents […]

PKY instructor cited nationally as outstanding teacher-researcher

Practitioner Scholars Ross Van Boven received his doctorate in curriculum and instruction, a program designed to prepare practitioner scholars. What is a practitioner scholar? A professional who brings theoretical, pedagogical and research expertise to help identify, frame and study educational […]

How Outstanding Young Alum saved his teaching career

Jon Mundorf was considering quitting teaching. Now he is receiving the College of Education’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Learn how the P.K. Yonge teacher revived his career.

The Alligator: Guest Column: Updates from the Student Body president

Guest Column: Updates from the Student Body president The Independent Florida Alligator March 30, 2016 UF Student Body President Joselin Padron-Rasines wrote about the hard work and success in bringing much-needed funding to renovate the college’s historic Norman Hall. Florida […]

Gainesville Sun: Making black lives matter in Alachua County

Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis: Making black lives matter in Alachua County The Gainesville Sun March 29, 2016 Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis, an assistant professor of education in the School of Teaching and Learning, writes about how the community can improve the education […]

Upgrades to historic Norman Hall being fast-tracked

The college is moving quickly to finalize plans to renovate its aging, historic home after the state approved $14.1 million to pay for major upgrades to 84-year-old Norman Hall.

US News ranks UF College of Education 20th; 2 programs in top 10

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education maintained its Top 20 rating among the nation’s public education schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Graduate Education Schools survey, released today (March 16, 2016). The […]

Florida Alligator: College of Education teaches students to read with music

College of Education teaches students to read with music Independent Florida Alligator March 15, 2016 The student-run newspaper wrote about the $400,000 grant the Lastinger Center for Learning received to help elementary students learn through its Winning Reading Boost program. […]

The Conversation, The Huffington Post: What do special educators need to succeed?

The Conversation and The Huffington Post What do special educators need to succeed? March 11, 2016 Two recent graduates of the College of Education’s top-rated special education program say schools need to provide far more support to combat the high […]

Orlando Sentinel: 40 fellows selected for teacher-leader program

Teachers tapped to help boost classroom performance Orlando Sentinel Feb. 29, 2016 A group of 40 educators were selected for a new UF College of Education leadership program to improve their classroom skills and student learning. The Florida Teacher Leader […]

Tampa Bay Times: Legislators OK $400,000 for UF reading program

Legislators earmark $400,000 for reading program at struggling schools in St. Petersburg Tampa Bay Times March 11, 2016 Florida legislators approved spending nearly $400,000 for a new intensive reading improvement program developed by the College of Education’s Lastinger Center for […]

Florida Alligator: UF College of Education launches website redesign

UF College of Education launches website redesign Independent Florida Alligator March 8, 2016 The student-run newspaper quoted Associate Dean Tom Dana, who said the revamped website is more student-focused and targets recruiting students. Jason Arnold, associate director of e-learning, technology […]

Florida Alligator: New fellowship program selects 40 teachers

UF College of Education begins new fellowship program, 40 teachers selected Independent Florida Alligator Feb. 24, 2016 The student-run newspaper picked up the story on the College of Education Lastinger Center for Learning’s selection of 40 public school teachers for […]

Early learning ‘action network’ taps Lastinger Center specialist for national fellowship

Valerie Mendez-Fariñas of the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning didn’t have to think twice about joining a vibrant national movement over the next three years to improve early learning opportunities and resources for our youngest children. Mendez-Fariñas, a […]

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 […]

NEA Today: In Classrooms Now! Public schools are more diverse than ever

Diverse student populations are in the classroom NEA Today For Future Educators Feb. 22, 2016 Ester de Jong, director of the School of Teaching and Learning, and COE graduate Kali Davis were quoted in the National Education Association’s Winter 2016 […]

40 Florida educators chosen for new UF leadership network

College of Education named 40 public school educators to a new program to develop leadership skills and share their expertise with teachers across Florida.

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. […]

UF seeks state money for reading program piloted in ‘failure factories’

POLITICO, Tampa Bay Times Feb. 4, 2016 UF Lastinger Center Director Don Pemberton in talks with lawmakers about piloting reading program UF researchers are working in Melrose Elementary Don Pemberton, director of the college’s UF Lastinger Center for Learning, told […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ed. technology researcher lands record five NSF grants

Education technology scholar Pasha Antonenko has accomplished a feat no other COE faculty member has ever done--landing five research grants from the National Science Foundation — all in the same funding cycle.

P.K. Yonge goes international

Teachers from UF's P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School have increasingly traveled to foreign lands to broaden their global perspectives and strengthen the lessons they provide their students.

UF precollegiate center keeps teachers up to date on bioscience technologies

Florida high school science teachers learn the latest technology and laboratory methods as part of a collaborative effort at the University of Florida to spark interest in bioscience careers among high schoolers. Read the story >>

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