Join the conversation

...about what is working in our public schools.

Welcome

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.

What's New on Public School Insights

Donna Staten, an elementary art teacher in Round Rock, Texas, has earned the title "Pinterest Queen" because she has shared thousands of lessons and amassed nearly 100,000 followers on the social media site Pinterest. Staten, who also serves on an...  Read More >
Community partnerships -- are we really better when we work together?  To Collaborate (verb) – to work one with another; to cooperate.Imagine yourself as a homeless high school student in your town or neighborhood. You need a place to sleep,...  Read More >
By Otha Thornton, President, National PTA Last week, Achieve, a national education advocacy nonprofit, released an analysis comparing proficiency rates in fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math as reported by states to the same data measured by...  Read More >
As California’s ABC Unified School District begins weaving the Common Core State Standards into its classroom curriculum, high school teacher Richard Saldana says the district has learned that cooperation and coordination among all staff is key to...  Read More >
Dane Linn, Vice President of Education and Workforce for the Business Roundtable, discusses the principles and objectives guiding the development of the Common Core and why the business community supports higher standards. During his 16 years at...  Read More >
By Carolyn Sykora, Senior Director of Standards, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Growth is a key attribute of the contemporary world. According to Our World in Data, in just 100 years — from 1900 to 2000 — the world...  Read More >