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Transforming learning

Teaching and learning happens far beyond the confines of the classroom. Opportunities to transform education are all around us. For two decades, we’ve been creating innovative solutions that significantly improve student learning and achievement. Children and their success are at the heart of our work and we’ve only just begun.

We’re ready to collaborate with you to support educators, improve learning outcomes, and strengthen our educational systems.

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New Worlds Reading Initiative

Promoting the power of reading

The ability to read and learn are critical skills for lifelong success. The New Worlds Reading Initiative aims to build these skills by delivering free books and family engagement resources to Florida K-5 students who are not yet reading on grade level.
Strategic Initiatives

Putting research into practice makes meaningful improvements

Translating education research to practice leads to extraordinary results. We design, build, and implement programs that contribute to the achievement of critical educational milestones: kindergarten readiness, literacy proficiency by third grade and algebra proficiency by ninth grade.

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Early Learning

High-quality early learning experiences have a profound impact on a child’s development. Our professional development solutions help educators place children on a path toward kindergarten readiness and future academic success.

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Literacy

The ability to read transforms lives. Our comprehensive literacy system enhances both teacher practice and literacy outcomes to help children love to read.

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Mathematics

For the United States to meet workforce demands, more students must be competent in core mathematics. We’re creating online mathematics teaching and learning systems to meet future needs.

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Leadership

Taking a systems approach to develop educational leaders ensures cohesive vision, goals, language and instruction. We offer a variety of leadership development programs for teachers, coaches and leaders across education systems.

The Latest

Georgia DECAL Project

Georgia DECAL Project

Since 2015, the UF Lastinger Center for Learning has collaborated with Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to fulfill its mission of enhancing early care and education practices across the state. Throughout the years of this partnership, the...

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Math Nation expands for greater student outcomes

Math Nation expands for greater student outcomes

In 2012, roughly 50% of Florida’s high school students were proficient in Algebra 1, with proficiency rates under 20% in some districts¹. Responding to the need to significantly improve Algebra 1 achievement in Florida, the UF Lastinger Center for Learning partnered...

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