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UF study: ‘Tools for getting along’ curriculum helps schoolchildren solve social conflicts

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida special education researchers have found a method to help at-risk students with significant behavioral problems learn to calm aggressive tendencies and actively solve their social conflicts.

UF awarded $25 million to advance teaching of students with disabilities

Published: Oct 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s College of Education will receive $25 million over the next five years to address a concern that has plagued American schools for more than two decades — inadequate teaching of children with disabilities.

UF study shows long-term drug abuse starts with alcohol

Published: Jul 10th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alcohol — not marijuana — is the gateway drug that leads adolescents down the path toward more serious substances, a new University of Florida study shows.