Learning First Alliance

Strengthening public schools for every child


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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Tests. Homework. Sports. Volunteering. School clubs. A social life. Family interactions. What do all these things have in common? They are potential sources of stress for students, especially for older ones. Even if the activity is...  Read More >
By Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN This month, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) – in partnership with AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and MDR – unveiled the results of our annual survey that laid out the state of connectivity in...  Read More >
How do effective teachers ready students for tomorrow's careers? Student agency is about having student's voice and a choice in their own decision-making processes for what and how they are learning. It's about students developing the...  Read More >
Debbie Tidwell, past president of the Ohio PTA, and Sue Grodek, first grade teacher in the Brooklyn City School District in Brooklyn, Ohio, discuss the importance of parent communication and engagement in effective Common Core implementation....  Read More >
In the fast-changing field of school technology, Keith Krueger is considered a preeminent and steadfast expert, having led the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) for more than two decades. This year, Tech & Learning magazine selected him as...  Read More >
We recently celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), an important time to recognize the contributions made and significant presence of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. National PTA also used...  Read More >