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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 […]

Grant to help zoo visitors learn more about science with their cell phones

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 […]

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering

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.

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

National UF butterfly science curriculum engages kids as scientists

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.

Public schools that receive low grades experience huge drop in donations

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.

Online classes can save schools money, expand learning time for K-12 students

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.

The best protectors from bullies? Girls

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.

New forensics program to investigate crime against animals

Published: Jan 15th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Call it “CSI: Animal Edition.”

Future doctors share too much on Facebook, UF researchers say

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”?

UF study: Religious devotion linked to educational outcomes

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.