Published: Dec 14th, 2010
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.
Published: Oct 26th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Far from being undecided about what direction to take in life, many students just starting in college already know their career callings, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Aug 11th, 2010
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.
Published: Jun 8th, 2010
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Politicians can’t outlaw childhood obesity, but they can tweak current laws to encourage public schools to open their recreational facilities after hours without the fear of getting sued.
Published: Mar 22nd, 2010
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.
Published: Mar 3rd, 2010
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.
Published: Feb 3rd, 2010
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 […]
Published: Nov 30th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Zoo visitors may soon use their cell phones to “Call the Wild” as part of a project led by University of Florida researchers to help the public […]
Published: Oct 26th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dissecting owl pellets and reconstructing animal skeletons inside can be a gruesomely great educational experience for youngsters – so much so, that demand for owl pellets has spawned a cottage industry.
Published: Oct 1st, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Youth around the country will become bona fide butterfly researchers as part of a new science curriculum developed by University of Florida faculty and staff.