We Exist to Improve
Teaching and Learning
for Those Who Need It Most

Who We Are

We blend cutting-edge research with meaningful education and learning improvements to make an impact.

The University of Florida Lastinger Center is an education innovation hub that blends cutting-edge academic research and practice to transform education.

We create equitable educational systems where every child and educator, regardless of circumstances, experiences high-quality learning every day to support children’s achievement of critical milestones that are predictive of success in school and life.

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Strategic Initiatives

What We Do

We identify, grow and scale new innovations.

Flamingo Learning System

an innovative fully online, mobile-friendly social learning and professional development system for teachers, coaches, facilitators, and other...
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Early Learning Florida

A statewide professional development system built for Florida’s early childhood educators in partnership with...
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James Patterson Literacy Challenge

The University of Florida Literacy Initiative has partnered with the James Patterson Foundation to address Florida’s literacy crisis...
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Algebra Nation

We believe that mathematics should be engaging and accessible to all students, and desire to help students connect what they are learning with...
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The Latest

Data Mining and Learning Analytics

The University of Florida Lastinger Center exists to transform teaching and learning opportunities for those who need it most.
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The Trauma-Informed Care Map

our interactive map of the Trauma Informed Care resources available in each school district in the state of Florida.
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New Report Details Disparities In Trauma Training For K-12 School Employees

Check out our newest report on Trauma-Informed Care and what we are recommending for a state-wide framework!
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UF Researchers Are Rethinking School Police Training

Researchers at UF are tackling an urgent question: How can schools be made safer without scaring or psychologically hurting students?
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Strategic Plan

Check out what we'll be up to through 2021.
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2018 Citizen of the Year

Bob Graham Center names Lastinger Center Founder, Allen Lastinger, as 2018 Citizen of the Year.
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Virtual Learning Lab to be Used in Alachua

Alachua County students to try out revamped math tool in January.
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Lastinger Coaching in South Carolina

Charleston County School District honors its literacy coaches.
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Algebra Nation Featured Education Weekly

How an Online Tutor Became a 'Math Celebrity'
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UF College of Education Highlights Virtual Learning Labs

An already successful Algebra Nation aims to incorporate personalized learning features.
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