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The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools. We share examples of success, encourage collaboration at every level, and work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education based on solid research.

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Know of an exceptional educator who deserves recognition? It’s time to nominate him or her for a Bammy Award. The Bammies seek to honor all types of educators who are making a difference in public education and the lives of schoolchildren—and that...  Read More >
For the past eighteen months the Learning First Alliance (LFA) has been gathering stories from the field showcasing state, district, school, and community leaders who are working together to implement new higher, college and career ready standards...  Read More >
By Melanie Zinn, Owner, Director and Lead Teacher of a Licensed Home Child Care Program in Vermont* Editor’s note: This post is part of a series of blog posts on the early childhood education work force that the American Federation of Teachers...  Read More >
By Kwok-Sze Wong, Ed.D., Executive Director, American School Counselor Association (ASCA) As a University of Florida graduate, I was happy to see Tim Tebow get another chance to play in the National Football League, this time with the Philadelphia...  Read More >
Joplin, Missouri, is a town in transition. After it was ravaged by a tornado three years ago, leaders have worked to rebuild the core of the town and its school district. Many of the 10,000 students’ families are struggling with poverty and economic...  Read More >
Dr. Summer Stephens, superintendent of Weston County School District #7 in Upton, WY, shares her perspective on implementing the Common Core in a small rural district and the role of thoughtful assessments in deeper learning. Download as MP3  Read More >