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Greater Tampa Bay Area Literacy Convening

Greater Tampa Bay Area Literacy Convening

“Great Morning!” was the resounding welcome for attendees at our Greater Tampa Bay Area Literacy Convening on April 27, 2022, and what started as a ‘great morning’ evolved into a truly incredible day. As a result of the Lastinger Center for Learnings’s ongoing work...

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Florida’s struggling readers flock to free book program

Florida’s struggling readers flock to free book program

A $200 million effort approved in 2021 by the Florida Legislature already has shipped nearly 336,000 free books to elementary school students in the state, making good on a promise to deliver a new book every month to children who need to boost reading skills.The...

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2021 Annual Report

2021 brought unprecedented growth and change to the Lastinger Center. We’re thrilled to share the progress we made in realizing our mission of building equitable education systems to improve teaching and learning over the past year.