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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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Launching Year 2 of the Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative

Launching Year 2 of the Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative

With not an empty chair to be found, more than 300 teachers filled the ballroom the morning of the Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative (PELI) Year 2 kickoff celebration.These Pinellas County school district teachers gathered to learn about the program, the successes of...

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Flamingo Early Learning Louisiana

Flamingo Early Learning Louisiana

Flamingo Early Learning is a professional development system that improves early educator teaching practices and child outcomes. Over the last several years, the program has transcended Florida's borders, offering customized resources and professional guidance to...

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2021 Annual Report

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