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Fictional Books About Immigration Help Kids Understand Diversity

Published: Oct 10th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children’s books about immigration help kids understand diversity and should be used in the classroom more frequently, according to a new book by a University of Florida professor.

New Method Offers Better Way To Rank Universities, Researchers Say

Published: Jul 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of University of Florida researchers has developed a new way to evaluate America’s top research universities that they say is more objective, reliable and useful than other popular annual college rankings.

Gifted Students Are More Imaginative And Emotional, UF Study Shows

Published: Jul 10th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gifted students tend to have more active imaginations than average students, and gifted girls are almost twice as likely as gifted boys to prefer imagination to practicality, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF Researcher: Florida Public Schools Respond Well To Voucher Survey

Published: Jun 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s public schools are flocking to answer questions in the first large-scale study of the effects of vouchers on both students who use them and those who do not, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study: Controversy Engulfs Reproductive Services At School Clinics

Published: May 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conflicts about sex education and reproductive services are creating a cultural divide among communities that have school-based health clinics, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Professor Develops E-learning Lab For Students Of All Ages

Published: May 3rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Picture a world in which kindergartners and college students alike can see and speak with other students around the globe and learn from teachers and professors all over the world — at little or no cost.

UF Creates New Food Pyramid To Help Elder Hispanics Eat Healthy

Published: May 2nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE — In an effort to help elder Hispanics and other minorities eat a healthy diet, University of Florida nutritionists have modified the traditional food pyramid chart to include staples typically found in ethnic cupboards.

UF Study: On Columbine Anniversary, Kids Still Lack Violence Education

Published: Apr 17th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A year after the massacre at Columbine High School, a University of Florida study finds most Florida public school districts have policies against violence but few actually teach kids how to prevent it.

UF Researcher: Education Trends Highlight New Statewide Statistics

Published: Apr 5th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s high school dropout rates have declined while overall public school enrollment has grown, according to the latest statistics available in a new set of University of Florida publications.

UF and South Florida Partners Promote Higher Education for Hispanic Youth with help of Grant

Published: Mar 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida is joining several South Florida educational and community organizations to encourage Hispanic youth to pursue higher education.