GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The growing movement to provide high-quality, early learning experiences for Florida’s youngest children received a major boost today when the University of Florida announced the creation of an interdisciplinary Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies.
MIAMI, Fla. — A three-group partnership of early-childhood education proponents — teaming the University of Florida, Miami-Dade Public Schools and The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation — has beat out more than 1,600 other applicants nationwide for a share of federal education money worth $650 million.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Current school reform efforts, like No Child Left Behind, emphasize teacher quality as the most important factor in student success, but University of Florida researchers have identified another, stunningly accurate predictor of classroom performance — the student’s home address.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brains translate into big bucks in the workplace, according to a University of Florida study, which finds that bright people have earned at least half a million dollars more by middle age than those who are less intellectually inclined.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The demand for more special-education teachers has plagued American school systems for more than two decades, but University of Florida education researchers cite another disturbing trend that magnifies the problem — a dearth of qualified university faculty to groom the next generation of special-education teachers.
An $800,000 federal grant may help to [...]