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Six students honored for outstanding scholarship and professional work

Six College of Education scholars took a break from their studies to pick up awards for their outstanding graduate or undergraduate achievements and leadership. The college bestowed the awards on April 21 at its annual recognition dinner, when COE alumni, […]


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 […]


UF Anderson Scholars program honors 17 ProTeach students–most ever!–plus 2 faculty mentors

Seventeen COE ProTeach elementary education students have been named UF Anderson Scholars for their outstanding academic performances during their first two years at UF—the most education students to receive the award in recent memory. Two education faculty members—Mary Ann Nelson […]


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 […]


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 […]


Folio Weekly — Why do some Florida schools still practice paddling?

Folio Weekly 02-23-15 Why do some Florida schools use the medieval practice of paddling? Folio Weekly ran a cover page story about corporal punishment still being used in some Florida schools. The story, which quotes COE special education professor Joe Gagnon, […]


Clay Today — Corporal punishment spanked by research

Clay Today 02/5/15 Corporal punishment spanked by research Clay Today, a weekly newspaper that serves Clay County, Florida, quoted COE research professor Joe Gagnon in a story about corporal punishment still being practiced in some Florida schools.


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 […]


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 […]


Independent Florida Alligator — UF study: condemn school paddling

Independent Alligator 01-23-15 UF study: condemn school paddling The Independent Alligator in Gainesville, Fla., ran a story quoting COE research professor Joe Gagnon concerning his part in a study that calls for abolishment of corporal punishment in all Florida schools.


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