Text-only version of this website Skip to content

News Archive

Articles Tagged ‘Don Pemberton’

Documentary to tell the story of transformative Gainesville teacher Gloria Jean Merriex

PSU professor and filmmaker discovers transformative teacher Centre Daily Times (State College, Pa.) Aug. 27, 2017 When Duval Elementary School in East Gainesville received an “F” on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in 2002, shock waves jolted the administration, which faced […]

Athletes have coaches, why not teachers?

UF scholars are recommending just that: all teachers should have a skilled coach as a way to improve the nation’s educational system.

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.

40 educators chosen for UF’s new leadership network

The College of Education named 40 public school educators to a new program to develop leadership skills and share their expertise with teachers across Florida.

40 Florida educators chosen for new UF leadership network

College of Education named 40 public school educators to a new program to develop leadership skills and share their expertise with teachers across Florida.

UF seeks state money for reading program piloted in ‘failure factories’

POLITICO, Tampa Bay Times Feb. 4, 2016 UF Lastinger Center Director Don Pemberton in talks with lawmakers about piloting reading program UF researchers are working in Melrose Elementary Don Pemberton, director of the college’s UF Lastinger Center for Learning, told […]

National group honors UF education leader for helping low-income students get to college and succeed

University of Florida education innovator Don Pemberton received the prestigious Bob Craves Champion of College Access Award this week for his leadership in providing the means for low-income students to attend and succeed in college. The award was presented on Monday in […]

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 […]

COE awarded $1 million to boost skills of Florida’s early learning educators

GAINESVILLE, FLA. — The Jim Moran Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to the University of Florida College of Education to provide access to the latest teaching tools for the state’s 55,000 early learning educators. The funding will boost […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

TAMPA TRIBUNE: Don Pemberton

Tampa Tribune (Highlands Today edition)10-12-13Don Pemberton Highlands Today, an edition of the Tampa Tribune, quoted Don Pemberton, director of the UF Lastinger Center for Learning, in a story about teacher quality in early learning programs.According to the article, Pemberton told […]

UF College of Education film screening Sept. 26 shines light on innovative inner-city teacher

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.  “Discovering Gloria” screens Sept. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Center for Learning offers Master Teacher training to help turn around state’s lowest-ranked high school

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—UF’s Lastinger Center for Learning, part of the College of Education, recently joined a multi-organization, multiyear effort that includes Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), the Jaguar Foundation and Teach for America to turn around the state’s lowest-ranked high school, […]