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UF receives $2 million to assess students’ grasp of statistics under new national math standards

Published: Oct 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Supported by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida math education researcher Tim Jacobbe is leading a multi-center effort to create high-quality testing instruments in statistics, which will help teachers keep middle and high school students on track for meeting rigorous, new national math standards.

UF researchers awarded $5.5 million in federal grants to help teachers reduce disruptive classroom behavior

Published: Jun 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida education researchers have received two federal grants totaling $5.5 million to conduct studies aimed at reducing significant behavior problems in children that can disrupt the classroom learning environment.

Educators present 1,100 research projects as part of award-winning UF program

Published: May 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 1,300 public school educators are presenting 1,100 problem-shooting research projects this month at University of Florida showcases around the state.

Florida Museum leads project to develop apps for Jacksonville Zoo

Published: May 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Want to learn more about penguins and alligators at the Jacksonville Zoo? Thanks to a partnership with the Florida Museum of Natural History, there’s an app for that.

A school’s scholastic success can keep kids from drugs, alcohol

A school’s scholastic success can keep kids from drugs, alcohol

Published: Mar 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In building a culture where even the most underprivileged students can achieve academic success, schools may be able to inadvertently stymie another problem: drug and alcohol use.