GAINESVILLE SUN: Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis

The Gainesville Sun
Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis

Brianna L. Kennedy-Lewis, an assistant professor in the School of Teaching and Learning and a school discipline researcher, wrote an open letter about how educators should “focus on students’ strengths and schools’ failures, rather than on schools’ strengths and students’ failures.” The letter was in response to a previous Gainesville Sun column by Greg Marshall.


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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 Dom Pemberton of the Lastinger Center and Alicia Stephenson of P.K. Yonge Developmental School were quoted in the story.

GAINESVILLE SUN: Linda Behar-Horenstein

Gainesville Sun
Linda Behar-Horenstein

Linda Behar-Horenstein, a UF distinguished teaching scholar and professor in higher education administration, wrote an essay as part of her work as a member of UF’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, which comes up with ideas and implements programs to further UF’s state as a research institution that values teaching.

INDEPENDENT FLORIDA ALLIGATOR, GAINESVILLE SUN: National Science Foundation scholarships

Independent Florida Alligator, Gainesville Sun
1-30-13, 2-4-12
National Science Foundation scholarships

The Independent Florida Alligator and the Gainesville Sun wrote articles about a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant that was awarded to the College of Education to fund scholarships for STEM majors in the UFTeach program. Tom Dana and Dimple Flesner were quoted in the reports.


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CEDAR Center

The Gainesville Sun, along with the Independent Florida Alligator, WUFT-FM Radio, Sunshine State News, Education Week, American Institutes for Research, and, reported that the University of Florida’s College of Education will receive $25 million over the next five years to improve the teaching of children with disabilities. This grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the opening of the new Collaboration for Educator Development and Accountability and Reform (CEDAR) Center slated for January 2013. 

GAINESVILLE SUN: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School

Gainesville Sun

P.K. Yonge DRS (program area)

A Sun article reported on the 60-year celebration of Le Congres de a Culture Francaise en Floride held recently at P.K. Yonge. Some 80 students from P.K. Yonge and other area elementary and middle schools performed songs, poems and fairy tales in French.


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David Miller (research & evaluation methods)

In a Gainesville Sun article headlined “Disparity in FCAT scores a result of many factors,” Professor Miller was quoted saying lower scores can be attributed to shifting standards. This year, for the first time, the test was graded on a scale with higher standards, and performance scores from ESE students were added to the equation. Miller also was quoted by Sunshine State News, WUFT-FM and WDBO 96.5 Radio. (Miller’s involvement resulted from UF News Tip Sheet.)

Gainesville Sun: Dorene Ross (STL)

Professor Dorene Ross was quoted extensively in segments one and two of a five-part series in the Gainesville Sun about the value and impact of standardized testing in Alachua County public schools.

Gainesville Sun: Christopher Sessums (education technology)

Christopher Sessum, a postdoctoral associate in educational technology, was quoted in a March 1 Gainesville Sun story about proposed Alachua County School Board policies that would discourage teachers from engaging students on social media networks without administrative approval.