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.
Published: Sep 16th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crucial donations from parents and local businesses plummet when public schools receive poor letter grades, and the effect is most pronounced in institutions serving low-income students, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: May 18th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research at the University of Florida predicts more public school students in kindergarten through 12th grade will take classes online, have longer school days and more of them in the next decade. Academic performance should improve and schools could save money.
Published: Apr 22nd, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Playground bullies may meet their match from where they least expect — in the ranks of kids who are anti-bullies — and most of them are girls, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Jan 15th, 2009
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it “CSI: Animal Edition.”
Published: Jul 10th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Would it bother you to know that your physician smokes cigars and likes to do “keg stands”? That your gynecologist was a member of a group called “I Hate Medical School”? That your urologist is a fan of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”?
Published: Jul 2nd, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Adolescents who consider themselves “very religious” are generally more likely to finish college than their less devout counterparts, according to a University of Florida study.
Published: Apr 29th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Falling housing prices, tighter credit and rising gas and food costs caused Florida’s consumer confidence to drop four points to 66 in April and surpass its previous […]
Published: Jan 15th, 2008
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—In the 1960s, University of Florida education researchers helped pioneer the middle school movement, recommending that educators handle a child’s critical formative years in a transitional setting, rather than in the regimented, departmentalized junior-senior high school system.