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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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In April, the Learning First Alliance issued a statement urging states to take the proper time to implement the Common Core State Standards. Believing in the potential that the standards have to transform teaching and learning, we worry about...  Read More >
By Hayes Mizell, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Learning Forward National education reports often have difficulty getting attention, but that was not the case when the Gallup polling organization released State of America's Schools.  Rather...  Read More >
A recent meeting hosted by the Alliance for Excellent Education on Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers brought back memories of my time teaching many years ago. And it seems that though my experience happened long ago, I fit right into...  Read More >
By Amber Jimenez, American Federation of Teachers member and ELL teacher in Colville, WA I like to take the first few weeks of summer vacation to do some serious reflection. I think about the school year and my successes and failures. This helps...  Read More >
By NEA HIN staff A severe allergic reaction, or what’s called anaphylaxis, can be really serious and even life-threatening. It can happen at anytime and anywhere – in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, on the bus or during a field trip. So it's...  Read More >
 Principal Thomas Payton has spent several years as an assistant principal and principal, following his classroom teaching, in schools across the country from New York City to Clark County, Nevada. He is currently a principal at Roanoke...  Read More >