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Florida among five states partnering with UF center to transform teaching of students with disabilities

Published: Apr 1st, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — School districts and special education interests in five states — Florida, California, Connecticut, Illinois and South Dakota — are partnering with a new, federally funded center at the University of Florida on an ambitious effort to transform their preparation of effective teachers and leaders serving students with disabilities.

UF wins Gates Foundation grant to build Algebra Nation teacher-development network

Published: Mar 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning has received a $250,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to build a teacher-development network as part of its highly successful e-learning resource, Algebra Nation.

College of Education jumps nine spots in public grad school rankings

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida College of Education improved nine spots to No. 21 among public education colleges in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings of America’s Best Graduate Schools, which were announced today.

Professor’s book favors multicultural touch on children’s fables

Professor’s book favors multicultural touch on children’s fables

Published: Feb 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Once upon a time, a young black girl with long, curled hair lived at the top of an isolated tower with an enchantress.

Critic of public education trends to speak at UF Jan. 22

Published: Jan 16th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A critic of popular ideas for improving public education will speak at the University of Florida Jan. 22.

Longtime educator, adminstrator Art Sandeen honored by peer group

Longtime educator, adminstrator Art Sandeen honored by peer group

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Arthur “Art” Sandeen’s 26 years as head of University of Florida student affairs and 14 years as a College of Education professor, his love and advocacy of students gave the university community a friend and leader they knew they could count on.

$2.2 million gift to UF supports local teachers’ graduate studies

Published: Oct 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gratitude to his high school teachers has inspired a Wisconsin attorney and winter resident of Gainesville to establish a scholarship fund at the University of Florida to help practicing schoolteachers earn graduate degrees.

Documentary about teacher’s success to be screened at middle school

Published: Sep 20th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Directed and produced by award-winning University of Florida documentary filmmaker Boaz Dvir, “Discovering Gloria” tells the story of former Gainesville Duval Elementary School teacher Gloria Jean Merriex’s transformation into a trailblazing innovator and a national model.

Best-selling novelist creates scholarships for education students

Published: Sep 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It should come as no surprise that James Patterson, one of America’s current best-selling authors, has a passion for books and reading, and he supports those who feel the same way.

UF, Palm Beach County schools roll out bold STEM education initiative

Published: Aug 15th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The School District of Palm Beach County, together with the University of Florida, today announced the launch of a three-year reform effort to build a “best-in-class” educational program in the vital STEM subject areas of science, technology, engineering and math.