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AERA honors Special Ed professor for impactful research

University of Florida special education professor Stephen W. Smith, one of the College of Education’s most prolific researchers and federal grant generators, has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Researcher Award from the Special Education Research special interest group of the American Educational Research Association, the nation’s largest interdisciplinary research group devoted to the scientific […]

UF College of Education jumps five spots in national rankings; still No. 1 in Florida, best in Southeast among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The College of Education at the University of Florida rode a substantial growth spurt in research funding to move up five spots to 24th in the nation in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s Best Graduate Education Schools, released Tuesday (March 20, 2018). Among public education colleges, UF was rated […]

Novelist’s $3M gift could mean happy ending for struggling readers

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —James Patterson is America’s best-selling author, but he says the greatest reward from his writing career is having the means to support literacy causes across the nation and, most recently, in his home state of Florida. On Monday (Feb. 26), at a luncheon gathering of state education leaders, legislative officials and other supporters […]

UF scholar doubles up on national honors for advancing learning disabilities field

University of Florida special education professor Mary Brownell has spent nearly three decades working tirelessly to prepare her teachers-in-training at the College of Education to address the needs of every student in their classrooms once they graduate. As if that weren’t enough, Brownell also has been pursuing an even higher goal—galvanizing efforts across states and […]

States unite to boost teaching of students with disabilities

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The successful five-year launch of a University of Florida-led effort to help states across the nation vastly improve teaching and school leadership for students with disabilities has received a $21 million boost to further strengthen and expand the ambitious program for another five years. By 2023, after a decade of collaborative work with education […]

Novelist‘s $3M gift for literacy initiatives kick-starts COE’s capital campaign

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author, has written his share of surprise endings in literary suspense-thriller series like Alex Cross and Women’s Murder Club. On Oct. 13, though, Patterson crafted a bombshell opening chapter of sorts when he kick-started the public phase of the University of Florida College of Education’s capital campaign. […]

COE online programs garner more No. 1 national rankings

While the College of Education at the University of Florida may have America’s best online graduate program in education for the second straight year, according to the latest annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report, what does that say about the college’s individual online degrees programs? You have to look elsewhere for the answer […]

Learning disabilities group honors UF Special Ed grad

UF Special Education alumnus David Allsopp (MEd ’90, Specific Learning Disabilities; PhD, ’95, Special Education), has been named the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year by the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). The national award is given each year to an outstanding educator in the field of special education who has made a difference in the lives […]

Special Education Scholar Receives Excellence Award

Nicholas Gage’s research to improve the education of students with special needs just got a boost. Gage, an assistant professor of special education, was one of 10 faculty members from across campus selected to receive a UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. Gage receives $5,000 to support his research, money that can be used for […]

Education Scholar Newest Member of Elite Group of UF Professors

There are plenty of reasons John Kranzler takes satisfaction in his most recent professional accomplishment — being named a University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. Among other things, the prestigious professorship provides additional resources so Kranzler can carry on his ongoing research, which principally involves studying the nature, interpretation and integrity of intelligence quotient (IQ) […]