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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.

UF’s new interdisciplinary center will boost early childhood learning

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.

College students often feel call to certain careers years before graduating

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.

UF-Miami partners land $6 million in grants

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.

Changes in liability laws could open up schools for community recreation

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.

To predict student success, there’s no place like home: UF study

To predict student success, there’s no place like home: UF study

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.

Time is money for brainy workers who earn much more over life course

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.

With $800,000 grant, UF tackles dire shortage of teachers — and professors — in special education

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 […]