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Ed. psychology scholar awarded prestigious UF Research Foundation Professorship

UF COE education psychology scholar David Therriault is happier about his research being recognized than he is about any personal accolades that result from his studies. “Learning about learning is very important to me, so I’m just proud that something I love to do is being highlighted,” Therriault said after recently being awarded a prestigious […]

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Summer literacy camp benefits UF student tutors and youngsters with reading disabilities

Virtually all 33 UF ProTeach dual certification students who tutored youngsters with reading disabilities during a special four-week summer camp staged by the UF Literacy Initiative say their investment will reap huge benefits in their future teaching practices. And, lest anyone forget, the same number of mostly elementary school students who spent an hour a […]

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Teen traffic deaths inspire UF professors to write award-winning article, “A Science That Saves Lives’

Griff Jones, a clinical associate professor of science education in the UF College of Education, knows only too well that the laws of physics apply to everyone. “I was a high school physics teacher, and I lost a lot of students to car crashes,” said Jones, who spent two decades teaching at UF’s P.K. Yonge Developmental […]

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UF alum Neuhard named president of FSCJ Kent campus

Ian Neuhard (Ed.D. ’13) will be the new president of the Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Kent campus beginning July 14. Neuhard, who has served as dean of baccalaureate programs for the past seven years at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla., said his experience at UF provided the impetus for landing his […]

Gainesville Sun — StarTalk program big hit with kids

Gainesville Sun 6-21-14 StarTalk program big hit with kids Danling Fu and other UF College of Education faculty members organized a weeklong visit by 16 Chinese language teachers to the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County as part of StarTalk, a federally funded program that promotes the teaching of “critical need” languages and culture. […]

WJXT-TV — UF kicks off Algebra Nation summer program

WJXT-TV Jacksonville (News4Jax) 6-16-14 UF kicks off Algebra Nation summer program UF Lastinger Center for Learning director Don Pemberton is quoted in a story on WJXT-TV’s news website about the start of UF’s partnership with Duval County schools to offer an online algebra summer camp for students who need help in addition to what is […]

Vialogues — Sevan Terzian discusses evolution of science education

Vialogues 6-13-14 Sevan Terzian discussion on the evolution of science education Sevan Terzian, associate professor of social foundations of education, discusses on Vialogue’s “The Voice” online discussion platform how the growth of science fairs and science talent searches in the mid-20th century has affected the evolution of science education even to this day.

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Phi Beta Kappa taps four ProTeach students

Four COE students have been invited to join Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and best known academic society that recognizes outstanding academic achievement. Katherine Romero, Kate Logan and Kaitlin “Katie” Stults — all of whom are enrolled or formerly enrolled in the COE’s ProTeach program – have accepted the invitation after being considered by […]

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Adams, Vernetson named to FLDOE review panel

Alyson Adams, clinical associate professor in the COE’s School of Teaching and Learning, and Theresa Vernetson, assistant dean of student affairs, have been named to the Florida Department of Education’s statewide review panel charged with advising the Florida education commissioner on revisions to protocol standards for district professional development systems.  Their appointments to the Professional […]

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Top teacher for undergraduates never doubted her destiny

Something about COE clinical associate professor Penny Cox’s destiny “clicked” four decades ago when the college’s recently named Undergraduate Teacher of the Year overheard a conversation between her mother and a stranger in Jacksonville, Fla. “We just moved into a new house and our washing machine wasn’t set up, so my mother and I went […]

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Spirt of Susan B. Anthony Award fit for a King

The University of Florida Women’s Leadership Council has selected COE doctoral student Natalie King to receive this year’s Phyllis M. Meek Spirit of Susan B. Anthony Award, which recognizes a female student who promotes the rights and advancement of women at UF and beyond. King’s COE curriculum adviser couldn’t be more proud of the former […]

eWallstreeter — Carole Beal receives two appointments

eWallstreeter (Florida News) 5-21-14 Carole Beal appointed to COE ed tech and UF Online Learning Institute The eWallstreeter, a nationwide financial news aggregator that captures links to breaking news, blogs and analyses about the marketplace and the nation’s economy, included a link to a UF news release concerning Carole Beal’s appointment with the COE’s school […]

WJCT-TV News — Algebra Nation offers online summer camp

WJCT News 5-14-14 Algebra summer camp UF Lastinger Center director Don Pemberton is quoted in a story on WJCT News’ website about UF partnering with Duval County schools to offer an online algebra summer camp for students who need help in addition to what is offered through UF’s Algebra Nation online tutoring program for high […]

Gainesville Sun — UF/Kids Count video project

Gainesville Sun 5-4-14 UF/Kids Count video project Krista Ruggles is quoted in a story about the COE’s ProTeach program and Kids Count Alachua County developing a project that allows local elementary students to create short videos using stop-motion technology. Ninety-two first- and third-semester ProTeach students helped to create a video with 21 Williams Elementary School […]

Miami Herald — Algebra Nation deemed success

The Miami Herald 4-17-14 Algebra Nation Lastinger Center director Don Pemberton is quoted in an article written by center operations manager Boaz Dvir concerning the anticipated success of the COE’s Algebra Nation project. The article points out the need for educators to reach out to Florida students – especially ninth-graders – who are lagging in […]

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WJCT Public Radio: Suzanne Colvin–Quality education for all

WJCT-FM Public Radio4-15-14Suzanne Colvin interview The COE Office of News and Communications worked with the UF University Relations/Communications Office in connecting Dr. Suzanne Colvin with WJCT Public Radio on one broadcast interview and two print stories that appeared on the station’s website. Colvin spoke about “The Quest for Quality Education For All: Mending the Broken […]

Alligator — CEEDAR Center receives $5 million grant

The Independent Florida Alligator 4-3-14 CEEDAR Center grant The Independent Florida Alligator quoted Mary Brownell, director of the UF Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, in an article about the CEEDAR Center receiving a $5 million grant each year for the next three years to improve preparation of special education teachers, […]

Independent Florida Alligator: CEEDAR Center’s 5-state launch

The Independent Florida Alligator4-3-14CEEDAR Center ‘s 5-state launch The Independent Florida Alligator quoted Mary Brownell, director of the UF Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform Center, in an article about the CEEDAR Center receiving a $5 million grant each year for the next three years to improve preparation of special education teachers, general […]

Independent Alligator — Teacher-development network being formed

The Independent Florida Alligator 3-28-14 Teacher-development network UF Lastinger Center for Learning operations manager Boaz Dvir is quoted in an Independent Florida Alligator article about a new teacher-development network being formed, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The network will be an expansion of the UF Lastinger Center for […]

Independent Florida Alligator: Algebra Nation teacher network

The Journal, Independent Florida Alligator4-10-14, 3-28-14Algebra Nation teacher network An article in 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. Also, Lastinger Center for Learning operations manager Boaz […]

Gainesville Sun — Jacobbe opinion column: “Teaching for the test”

Gainesville Sun 3-23-14 Evaluating education COE math and statistics education professor Tim Jacobbe submitted an opinion column on the topic of “teaching for the test” vs. “teaching for understanding” that ran in the Gainesville Sun. Jacobbe’s column calls for readers to challenge Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart’s decision for the American Institutes for Research to […]

Gainesville Sun: de Jong, Cody seek to change ESOL education

Gainesville Sun 3-23-14 Project DELTA, UF researchers seek to change ESOL education UF COE faculty researchers Ester de Jong and Maria Cody were quoted in a Gainesville Sun article about the link between UF’s elementary teacher preparation program and ESOL students’ achievement in the classroom and on the FCAT. The number of non-English speaking students […]

Independent Alligator: Tom Dana–College rankings

Independent Florida Alligator3-18-14COE national ranking Tom Dana, COE assistant dean of academic affairs, is quoted in an Independent Florida Alligator story about the UF College of Education’s graduate school leaping ahead nine spots — from No. 30 to No. 21 — among public education colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings. UF also […]

Gainesville Sun, Alligator — COE jumps 10 spots in national rankings

Gainesville Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator, Business Report of North Central Florida 3-12-14, 3-18-14, 3-26-14 COE national rankings The Gainesville Sun, The Independent Florida Alligator and the Business Report of North Central Florida quoted COE Dean Glenn Good and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs Tom Dana in articles about the College of Education jumping 10 […]

Gainesville Sun: Dean Good–COE rises 10 spots in rankings

Gainesville Sun3-12-14COE rises 10 spots in rankings The Gainesville Sun quoted COE Dean Glenn Good in an article about the College of Education jumping 10 spots to No. 30 overall in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings. COE now has four programs in the top 20 nationally, including […]

Business Report of North Central Florida: College rankings

Business Report of North Central Florida3-12-14COE national rankings The Business Report of North Central Florida ran a story about the UF College of Education jumping nine spots to No. 21 among public education colleges nationally in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools rankings. The article also states that the […]

Gainesville Sun: Lastinger Center partners with Alachua County schools

Gainesville Sun3-5-14Kathy Dixon, Lastinger Center partners with Alachua County schools Kathy Dixon was referenced in an article concerning Alachua County Public Schools entering into a three-year partnership with the Lastinger Center for Learning. The agreement, which brings COE’s Certified Instructional Coach program to Alachua County schools, was approved during a March 2014 school board meeting, […]

Counseling Today — Jacqueline Swank featured in Counseling Today

Counseling Today 2-24-14 Jacqueline Swank COE assistant professor of counselor education and researcher Jacqueline Swank is featured in a Counseling Today cover story about the value of wellness, a deeply rooted aspect of the counseling profession that is given less consideration in other fields of study — partly because of trendy references made in pop […]

Counseling Today: Jacqueline Swank–Wellness counseling

Counseling Today2-24-14Jacqueline Swank COE assistant professor of counselor education and researcher Jacqueline Swank is featured in a Counseling Today cover story about the value of wellness, a deeply rooted aspect of the counseling profession that is given less consideration in other fields of study — partly because of trendy references made in pop culture . […]

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UF Anderson Scholars program taps 5 COE students, 3 faculty mentors

Five UF College of Education undergraduate students – all elementary education majors – have been named Anderson Scholars as a result of their high academic achievement, and three COE faculty members were honored for their mentorship. The honored students are seniors Michelle Hylton and Lauren Wong; and juniors Zoey Bloom, Shelley Wolf and Megan Zucker. […]

Independent Florida Alligator: COE partners with Chinese university

Independent Florida Alligator1-23-14COE partners with Chinese university Dean Glenn Good and COE Professor Danling Fu are quoted in an Independent Florida Alligator story about 15 Chinese students who will attend classes at the UF College of Education in the fall of 2014 as the result of a partnership between the COE and Nanjing Xiaozhuang University. […]

Orlando Sentinel: Pedro Villarreal III–Pell grants

Orlando Sentinel12-28-13Pedro Villarreal III  COE education professor Pedro Villarreal III, who specializes in education finance, is quoted in an Orlando Sentinel story that suggests more Florida college students are applying for — and receiving — Pell grants because more Floridians are having trouble paying for rising education costs. Nearly 40 percent of public-university undergraduate students got […]

Gainesville Sun — Algebra Nation

The Gainesville Sun 7-21-13 Algebra Nation A Gainesville Sun article featured the expansion and success of Algebra Nation, a digital project by the Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge. Boaz Dvir and Don Pemberton of the Lastinger Center and Alicia Stephenson of P.K. Yonge Developmental School were quoted in the story.