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April showers research laurels on Ed Tech PhD students

April was a month to remember for Ed Tech doctoral student Jiahui Wang. She must have thought it was still March because she was more lion than lamb, roaring to top prizes in multiple graduate student research competitions.


UF awarded $10M to personalize online math learning

The UF College of Education is assembling top faculty researchers from multiple fields to seek solutions in two critical areas of 21st century education – personalizing online math instruction and adapting educational technology for students with visual impairments.


Collier receives McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

The Florida Education Foundation has awarded COE doctoral candidate Zachary Collier a McKnight Doctoral Fellowship based on his academic achievements and promising future. Collier is a member of the UF Algebra Nation team at the COE’s Lastinger Center for Learning, […]


UF’s free tutoring app helping Fla. students prep for high-stakes algebra exam

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last spring, nearly half of Florida ninth-graders flunked the statewide end-of-course Algebra 1 exam—a gateway test that Florida high school students must pass in order to graduate. University of Florida education researchers, using a powerful online teaching […]


WJXT-TV — UF kicks off Algebra Nation summer program

WJXT-TV Jacksonville (News4Jax) 6-16-14 UF kicks off Algebra Nation summer program UF Lastinger Center for Learning director Don Pemberton is quoted in a story on WJXT-TV’s news website about the start of UF’s partnership with Duval County schools to offer […]


Miami Herald — Algebra Nation deemed success

The Miami Herald 4-17-14 Algebra Nation Lastinger Center director Don Pemberton is quoted in an article written by center operations manager Boaz Dvir concerning the anticipated success of the COE’s Algebra Nation project. The article points out the need for […]


Independent Alligator — Teacher-development network being formed

The Independent Florida Alligator 3-28-14 Teacher-development network UF Lastinger Center for Learning operations manager Boaz Dvir is quoted in an Independent Florida Alligator article about a new teacher-development network being formed, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Bill and […]


THE REPUBLIC: Algebra Nation

The Republic11-22-13Algebra Nation The Republic, a newspaper in Columbus, Ind., published a feature article about Algebra Nation. Don Pemberton and Boaz Dvir of the Lastinger Center for Learning are quoted in the story


THE GAINESVILLE SUN, THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Algebra Nation 2.0

The Gainesville Sun, The Tampa Tribune11-15-13, 11-17-13Algebra Nation 2.0 Articles in The Gainesville Sun and The Tampa Tribune covered the Nov. 1 release of Algebra Nation 2.0, the update to Algebra Nation, a digital algebra program created by the Lastinger […]


Algebra Nation 2.0 launched to meet statewide demand of teachers, students

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Responding to widespread demand among teachers across the state, the University of Florida is launching Algebra Nation 2.0, an even more powerful way to help students succeed on the high-stakes algebra end-of-course exam. For Florida’s high school students, the […]


GAINESVILLE SUN: Algebra Nation

The Gainesville Sun7-21-13Algebra Nation A Gainesville Sun article featured the expansion and success of Algebra Nation, a digital project by the Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge. Boaz Dvir and Dom Pemberton of the Lastinger Center and Alicia Stephenson […]


Gainesville Sun — Algebra Nation

The Gainesville Sun 7-21-13 Algebra Nation A Gainesville Sun article featured the expansion and success of Algebra Nation, a digital project by the Lastinger Center for Learning and Study Edge. Boaz Dvir and Don Pemberton of the Lastinger Center and Alicia Stephenson […]


State legislature invests $2M in Algebra Nation, UF’s answer to high-stakes End-of-Course exam

After hearing from teachers who actively engaged with Algebra Nation in its trial period, the state Legislature has invested $2 million to expand the reach and impact of the University of Florida’s innovative program to help students succeed on the […]


UF launches free Algebra Nation prep tool at 2nd Florida high school

GAINESVILLE, FL—Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville on March 4 became Florida’s second high school to adopt a novel program called Algebra Nation, a free online preparation tool created through the University of Florida to help students prepare for a […]


Gov. Scott helps in statewide launch of UF’s online prep tool for required algebra exam

Gov. Rick Scott made a stop last Friday (Jan. 25) at St. Petersburg’s Dixie Hollins High School to participate in the statewide launch of a new program called Algebra Nation, a free online preparation tool created through the University of […]


GAINESVILLE SUN: Lastinger Center for Learning

Gainesville Sun 1-1-13 Lastinger Center for Learning The Gainesville Sun wrote an article about the Lastinger Center for Learning’s collaboration with Study Edge in the creation of a new free web application for students, teachers and parents named Algebra Nation. […]


WCJB-TV 20, GTN: Lastinger Center for Learning

WCJB-TV 20, GTN 12-5-12 Lastinger Center for Learning Local TV news programs, WCJB-TV 20 and GTN, recently featured the Lastinger Center’s latest innovation, Algebra Nation – a highly effective, intensive, online learning, 24/7, free, End-of-Course exam preparation resource.


UF Lastinger Center partners to create free online app to help students prep for Algebra end-of-course exam

More than 40 percent of Florida middle and high school students failed the spring 2012 Algebra 1 End-of-Course, or EOC, exam. Vulnerable children fared even worse. In many high-needs schools, the failure rate topped 80 percent. Florida students must pass […]