EduGator Insider – December 2018 – COE News
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EduGator Insider

December 2018

Turning the Page on Literacy – Chapter 1

In collaboration with James Patterson, best selling author and philanthropist, we’re turning the page on literacy. Flip to chapter one.

The James Patterson Literacy Challenge — a University of Florida partnership among the UF College of Education, University of Florida Literacy Initiative, Lastinger Center for Learning and the James Patterson Foundation that aims to address Florida’s literacy crisis.

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Allen and Delores Lastinger: A United Front for Good

They fell in love in a most unromantic spot – an early morning accounting class. But over 50 years later, this Gator couple remains committed to each other — and to UF.

Farewell to Departing Faculty

This semester we say say goodbye to four faculty members as they move on to the next chapter in their lives.  

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An Evening with David Lawrence Jr

Join us for an inspirational evening, featuring an author talk with David Lawrence Jr. about his new book, “A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child.”

Leaders in Education: 2018 Impact Report

Every day, we are reaching new heights.

Old photo of students dressed up as alligator

Grand Guard 2018

On November 15, members of the class of 1968 returned to campus as part of the annual Grand Guard reunion.

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Leite Named Educational Researcher of the Year

Walter Leite, professor of research and evaluation methodologies, was recently recognized by the Florida Educational Research Association (FERA) as Educational Researcher of the Year.

Justin Ortagus

Director of IHE to Study Performance-based Funding

Justin Ortagus, assistant professor of higher education & policy, and a team of researchers were awarded grant from the William T. Grant Foundation.