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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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Common Core has transformed teaching and learning in many classrooms, but one of the biggest challenges is explaining how it all works to parents and guardians—and then teaching them how to help their children at home. The Learning First Alliance...  Read More >
By Mary Cathryn Ricker, Executive Vice-President, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) When I was elected president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) in 2005, I thought my own story might help transform the relationship between teachers...  Read More >
Studies show that students perform better in school when parents or caregivers are actively involved in the education of their children. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school and PTA activities, but...  Read More >
Alicia Proulx, a parent and teacher in West Warwick, Rhode Island, speaks with Audra McPhillips, a mathematics specialist and pre-K-12 instructional coach for the district. Together, they explore what the shift to Common Core-aligned math means for...  Read More >
By Jasper Fox, Sr., Middle School Science Teacher and ASCD Emerging Leader, class of 2015 Despite major inroads in improving graduation rates across the country, there remains much work to be done. Nowhere is this truer than our nation’s urban...  Read More >
What are you reading this summer? If you’re looking for something a little more substantive than the usual summer reading, the Learning First Alliance has some suggestions. As part of LFA’s Get It Right: Common Sense on the Common Core campaign, we’...  Read More >