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Paul Sindelar joins select group as UF Distinguished Professor

Special education Professor Paul Sindelar has been named a University of Florida Distinguished Professor, making him just the sixth College of Education faculty member to be awarded the coveted title. Sindelar’s new title “acknowledges an exceptional record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and publication and professional and public service that is recognized both […]

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Robin Rossie receives second Adviser of the Year award

After giving advice and occasional pep talks to thousands of students during her 20 years in the UF College of Education’s Office of Student Services, Robin Rossie has learned that one good question deserves another. “A student might come in and say, ‘I’ve got a quick question,’ but there’s rarely a quick answer,” said Rossie, […]

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5 more states join UF’s $25M effort to improve teaching of students with disabilities

Five states have been added to the list of 10 already taking part in a $25 million UF College of Education project aimed at improving the effectiveness of teachers and public school leaders who serve students with disabilities. Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon and Tennessee are the latest additions to the five-year program being implemented by […]

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Conroy named as first Zucker Professor in Early Childhood Studies

Maureen Conroy, Ph.D., an early childhood expert and professor in the University of Florida College of Education, has been named the Anita Zucker Professor in Early Childhood Studies. Conroy, who co-directs the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies at UF, is working with other center researchers to transform science, policy and practices […]

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Collier receives McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The Florida Education Foundation has awarded COE doctoral candidate Zachary Collier a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship based on his academic achievements and promising future. Collier is a member of the UF Algebra Nation team at the COE’s Lastinger Center for Learning, where he collaborates with Study Edge, an entrepreneurial technology firm, to provide online support for […]

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Florida chapter named ‘Outstanding Unit’ by Association of Teacher Educators

The Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) has been named the Association of Teacher Educators’ 2014 Outstanding Unit, marking the first time the Florida chapter has brought home the national organization’s second highest honor. The award, which is based on the unit’s accomplishments in programs and services, membership and management, and articulation with the national […]

It’s Miller’s time to take home a UF mentoring award

COE research and evaluation methodology professor David Miller made quite a statement on his way to winning a Doctoral Mentoring Award sponsored recently by the UF Graduate School. “The core of mentoring is based on long-term commitment to building a mutually beneficial relationship with students,” Miller wrote in a mentoring statement required by the selection committee. […]

Job prospects look brighter for minority pre-service teachers after FFMT symposium

Several of the 26 UF students who have received Florida Fund for Minority Teacher scholarships say they were impressed with this year’s FFMT-sponsored Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development Symposium. The 16th annual event, held on consecutive weekends at the University of Central Florida and Florida A&M and Florida Memorial universities, featured recruitment fairs that focused […]

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College gives research team ‘incentive’ to create better reading assessment tool

Corinne Huggins-Manley says it was a “total team effort” that led to her receiving a College of Education-funded grant to continue promising research aimed at developing an effective reading assessment tool that teachers can use to help students improve their reading ability. She said researchers also could use the tool to advance reading theories and […]

Online Ed. Leadership program gets another high ranking

The UF College of Education’s online Educational Leadership doctoral program has been ranked second nationally behind the University of Nebraska by Grad School Hub, an online resource for students applying to graduate schools. The ranking is yet another boost for the Ed. Leadership program, which has its master’s degree track ranked No. 5 nationally by […]

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International group recognizes COE professor as outstanding educator in addictions counseling

Kristina DePue, a COE assistant professor of counselor education, has been named the 2015 Outstanding Addictions and Offender Educator by the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors. COE Counselor Education Professor Harry Daniels told judges in a lengthy nomination letter that DePue has received very high instructor ratings from students who see her as […]

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Undergraduate Teacher of Year is model for aspiring teachers

Put simply, Kristen Apraiz – recently named the COE’s Undergraduate Teacher of the Year — makes lasting impressions in the classroom. “After completing seven semesters at the University of Florida, [Dr. Apraiz] is one of the best professors I’ve ever had,” senior Paulette Santa-Parzons wrote in one of several nomination letters that helped determine the […]

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Education Week — P.K. Yonge School shines in UF lab school role

Education Week 02-25-15 P.K. Yonge School While many university-affiliated, K-12 laboratory schools are turning into private schools or closing their doors due to budget constraints and reorganization, a story in Education Week profiles P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida as a shining example of a school that lives up to the original vision […]

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Gainesville Sun — Board of Governors supports Norman Hall renovation

The Gainesville Sun 02-19-15 Norman Hall renovations approved for state budget ruling The Gainesville Sun ran a story on the Florida Board of Regents approving UF’s request to add $25 million for renovations to Norman Hall to its capital improvement and maintenance requests it will submit to the Florida Legislature for the 2015-16 budget year. James W. Norman Hall is the College […]

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Huffington Post — Why some Florida school principals still spank students

Huffington Post 02/11/15 Why some school principals in Florida still spank students The Huffington Post posted a story quoting UF special education professor Joe Gagnon and other sources about the ineffectiveness and counter-productivity of using corporal punishment on students. The story is based on Gagnon’s research with UF professor Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, and was developed into a news release […]

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Life’s a balancing act for COE student and former Gator All-America gymnast

Just as she maintained perfect equipoise on the balance beam during a stellar career as a Florida Gator gymnast, UF elementary education master’s student Mackenzie Caquatto has remained centered as an athlete, big sister, teaching intern and role model. “Growing up, my parents always made sure that school came first,“ said Caquatto, a five-time collegiate […]

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UF scholars program taps 7 ProTeach students, 3 faculty mentors

Seven COE ProTeach undergraduates have been named UF Anderson Scholars for their outstanding academic performances, and three faculty members have been recognized for mentoring several of the honored students. Anderson Scholar certificates are given campuswide by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to students who have earned cumulative grade point averages of at least […]

Sun Sentinel — UF researchers call for end to corporal punishment

Sun Sentinel 01-21-15 Corporal punishment in Florida schools: UF researchers calls for its end The Sun Sentinel of Florida’s Broward and Palm Beach counties ran a story quoting UF research professor Joe Gagnon, who collaborated with UF colleague Brianna Kennedy-Lewis in publishing a monograph calling for an end to corporal punishment in all Florida schools.

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UF researchers call for immediate end to corporal punishment in all Florida schools

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida researchers is calling for an immediate end to paddling students in all state public schools, citing its new study of classroom disciplinary trends that depicts corporal punishment as violent and outdated, and a source of complications such as increased dropout rates and lawsuits. The team’s 33-page […]

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Benedict joins growing list of special ed. students to win prestigious CEC research award

College of Education alumna Amber Benedict (PhD ‘14, special education) will head for San Diego this spring to receive the prestigious Student Research Award for Qualitative Design from the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Research. The council is the world’s largest organization of special education professionals and educators. Benedict, who has been serving as a […]

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Business school taps science ed. professor as Entrepreneurship Fellow

Griff Jones, a clinical associate professor of science education at the University of Florida College of Education, has been selected as an Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellow by the UF Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jones, who serves as director and principal investigator for the Florida STEM Teacher Induction and Professional Support (STEM […]

Gainesville Sun — Morgan Freeman sees granddaughter graduate from UF

The Gainesville Sun 12-21-14 Morgan Freeman surprises granddaughter Alexis during COE commencement The Gainesville Sun ran a story after Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman surprised everyone — even UF officials — when he dropped in at UF’s commencement on Saturday, Dec. 20. But no one was more surprised than his granddaughter, Alexis Freeman, who was graduating […]

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Ed. tech’s online master’s program ranked 9th in U.S.

The UF College of Education’s online master’s degree program in education technology – which provides education professionals with the knowledge and expertise needed to use educational technologies to improve learning and performance in face-to-face, online and blended environments — has joined the COE’s education leadership online graduate program on a list of top 10 rankings […]

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T-H-E Journal — Moran foundation approves $1 million grant

T-H-E Journal 11-3-14 Jim Moran Foundation T-H-E Journal ran an article about The Jim Moran Foundation, a philanthropic organization named after an automobile industry billionaire, providing a $1 million grant to support UF’s Early Learning Florida program, a unique online professional development system, according to Donald Pemberton, director of the College of Education’s Lastinger Center […]

Independent Alligator — Moran Foundation approves $1 million grant

The Independent Florida Alligator 11-3-14 Jim Moran Foundation The Independent Alligator ran a story about The Jim Moran Foundation, a philanthropic organization named after an automobile industry billionaire, providing a $1 million grant to support UF’s Early Learning Florida program, a unique online professional development system, according to Donald Pemberton, director of the College of […]

Independent Alligator — Rose Pringle honored as top science teacher

The Independent Florida Alligator 10-21-14 Rose Pringle honored as top science teacher The Independent Alligator ran a story about Rose Pringle, COE associate professor in science education, being honored by the Southeastern Association of Science Teacher Education with the John Shrum Award for Excellence in the Education of Science, as well as the Mary L. […]

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Incentive grant boosts ed. tech professor’s research merging education and neuroscience

Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko has received the College of Education’s 2014-15 College Research Incentive Fund (CRIF) grant which will help the education technology faculty member conduct cutting-edge research on the neurological dynamics of individuals during group problem-solving activities. “Working with others to solve the complex challenges of our  global society is an important 21st century skill,” […]

Charleston Post and Courier — Anita Zucker donates record $5 million to the COE

The Post and Courier 10-14-14 Anita Zucker donation Charleston, S.C.’s Post and Courier ran story on Charleston, S.C., philanthropist and UF College of Education alumna Anita Zucker’s record-setting donation of $5 million to enhance early childhood development and learning experience programs at UF. The donation is the largest individual gift ever made to the COE, and resulted […]

Gainesville Sun — Anita Zucker donates record $5 million to the COE

The Gainesville Sun 10-14-14 Anita Zucker donation The Gainesville Sun ran a story on UF College of Education alumna Anita Zucker’s record-setting donation of $5 million to enhance early childhood development and learning experience programs. The donation is the largest ever made to the COE, and resulted in UF’s Center for Excellence in Early Childhood […]

Independent Alligator — Anita Zucker donates record $5 million

The Independent Florida Alligator 10-13-14 Anita Zucker donation The Independent Alligator ran a story on UF College of Education alumna Anita Zucker’s record-setting donation of $5 million to enhance early childhood development and learning experience programs. The donation is the largest ever made to the COE, and resulted in UF’s Center for Excellence in Early […]

Florida Times-Union Project-based learning and COE’s role

Florida Times-Union 10-12-14 Project-based learning The Florida Times-Union ran a story on project-based learning that was the result of a media source request triaged by the College of Education’s Office of News & Communications. The story is about the Foundation Academy and its project-based approach to education.

Gainesville Sun — Rose Pringle named top science teacher

The Gainesville Sun 10-6-14 Rose Pringle honored as top science teacher The Gainesville Sun ran a brief in its business announcements section about COE science in education associate professor Rose Pringle being honored by the Southeastern Association of Science Teacher Education with the John Shrum Award for Excellence in the Education of Science, as well […]

Gainesville Sun — P.K. Yonge among ‘Schools That Work’

The Gainesville Sun 9-18-14 P.K.Yonge named among ‘Schools That Work’ The Gainesville Sun ran a story on UF’s P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School being featured on Edutopia’s Schools That Work series. Edutopia is a national education foundation, and chose P.K. Yonge as one of only 20-25 schools it will feature in 2014.

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Ed. Leadership ranked 5th nationally among online master’s degree programs

Recruiting students for the College of Education’s online master’s degree program in Educational Leadership just got easier for Bruce Mousa, a course instructor and coordinator of the M.Ed. program.   TheBestSchools.org, a higher education resource website for college information seekers, recently ranked the program – which prepares working teachers and other professionals to become school principals […]

THE JOURNAL: Algebra Nation — Joy Schackow

THE Journal4-10-14Algebra Nation/STEM  An article in the monthly digital edition of THE Journal describes how UF’s Algebra Nation received a $250,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to build a teacher network that works hand-in-hand with a new teaching tool implemented in 2013 to help students with algebra. THE Journal is a leading online resource […]

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Mentoring program expected to make a difference for minority children

A statewide coalition involving UF’s College of Education and Florida’s four historically black colleges and universities – formed last year to match at-risk male elementary school students with minority college students as role-model mentors – has received $500,000 from the Florida Legislature to continue and expand the program for 2014-2015. Representatives of the research project, […]