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St. Augustine Record: College’s Lastinger Center training teachers to improve STEM learning

Sebastian Middle School leads the way for district with plans for flagship STEM Academy The St. Augustine Record June 1, 2017 The Lastinger Center for Learning is leading training workshops to prepare middle school teachers to infuse STEM (science, technology, […]

UF hosting leadership summit for Florida educators June 13-16

School's out for the summer, but some teachers and administrators from school districts around the state will stay sharp and learn new instructional leadership practices for the fall by attending an intensive professional development program June 13-16 at the University of Florida.

International Teacher Leadership Conference set for March 2-3

The conference, to be held in Miami, will bring together scholars and practitioners from across Florida, the country and the world to examine the emerging field of teacher leadership to improve schools and student achievement.

Early learning ‘action network’ taps Lastinger Center specialist for national fellowship

Valerie Mendez-Fariñas of the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning didn’t have to think twice about joining a vibrant national movement over the next three years to improve early learning opportunities and resources for our youngest children. Mendez-Fariñas, a […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dean Good named to elite Abu Dhabi teacher education panel

UF College of Education Dean Glenn Good has been appointed to the blue-ribbon International Advisory Panel for the Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE), a teacher education and school development center affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Education Council. Good joins […]

FATE has Timmons on presidential track

Crystal Timmons, a UF professor-in-residence in the Duval County school district for the College of Education’s Lastinger Center for Learning, is the new president-elect of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators. Her one-year term as president-elect, starting in October, puts […]

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 […]

Adams, Vernetson named to FLDOE review panel

Alyson Adams, clinical associate professor in the COE’s School of Teaching and Learning, and Theresa Vernetson, assistant dean of student affairs, have been named to the Florida Department of Education’s statewide review panel charged with advising the Florida education commissioner […]

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 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 […]


Alumni Association’s Florida GatorFall 2013Stacy Carlson (PhD ’11) The UF Alumni Association profiled alumna Stacy Carlson, who is the program director of a STEM grant awarded to the Lastinger Center for Learning, in their fall magazine’s “Pathfinder” section. Story not […]

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, Palm Beach County schools launch bold STEM ed reform effort

The School District of Palm Beach County, together with the University of Florida, has 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. […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PDK recognizes UF professor as ‘International Emerging Leader’

Crystal Timmons, UF clinical assistant professor in education, was named one of 22 “International Emerging Leaders” by Phi Delta Kappa International. Every year, Phi Delta Kappa International, an association for professional educators, recognizes leading educators under the age of 40. […]

’65 grad Delores Lastinger named UF Distinguished Alumna

Delores Lastinger, a leading civic leader, philanthropist and former Jacksonville high school teacher known for her tremendous contributions to the Northeast Florida community and the University of Florida, has been chosen to receive the 2012 University of Florida Distinguished Alumna […]

Participant in UF master-teacher program receives top honor in Pinellas

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, a teacher who receives training from the University of Florida Master Teacher Initiative has been named teacher of the year in Pinellas County. Pinellas County Schools recently chose UF Lastinger […]