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UF study: Florida faces shortage of Spanish-speaking school counselors

Published: Oct 16th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics make up the largest minority in Florida schools, but administrators in eight out of 10 school districts say they don’t have enough Spanish-speaking counselors to serve the growing Hispanic population, according to a University of Florida study.

UF launches one of the nation’s first organic agriculture degree programs

Published: Aug 31st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With revenues from U.S. organic food sales climbing by almost 20 percent each year, the demand for skilled workers in this field is booming – and a new University of Florida academic program will help meet producers’ needs.

UF study: Contrasting teaching styles in U.S.-China classrooms may influence students’ learning preferences

Published: Aug 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Chinese children want to learn practical knowledge in an organized environment, while their American counterparts prefer a more imaginative school environment, a University of Florida study suggests.

UF tops half-billion mark in research funding for first time

Published: Aug 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida received a record $518.8 million in research funding in 2006, driven by cutting-edge biomedical research and a growing relationship with private industry.

Kids with OCD bullied more than others, study shows

Published: Aug 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder are three times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen, University of Florida researchers have found.

Students with mental retardation make gains in the general classroom, UF study finds

Published: Aug 8th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students with mental retardation are far more likely to be educated alongside typical students than they were 20 years ago, a University of Florida study has found.

Women more likely to be perpetrators of abuse as well as victims

Published: Jul 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women are more likely than men to stalk, attack and psychologically abuse their partners, according to a University of Florida study that finds college women have a new view of the dating scene.

UF study: Community colleges face leadership gap over next five years

Published: Jun 22nd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Community colleges could face a critical leadership gap as administrators born during the early baby boom era retire over the next five years, according to University of Florida education researchers.

Schools suspend poor students to raise test scores, study shows

Published: Jun 12th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Eager to boost state-mandated test scores, some schools use disciplinary punishment to prevent their worst students from taking the test, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF study: ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you’ class tool may aid math students

Published: May 17th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a feeling nearly everyone remembers experiencing at least once: sitting in class unprepared, silently praying the teacher won’t call your name.

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