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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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Tanya Golden, a sixth grade teacher at Carver Academy in California’s ABC Unified School District tells us how her district has used Teacher Leaders to develop Common Core-aligned units of study and help school staff with the implementation process...  Read More >
Richard Saldana, Social Studies Department Chair at Artesia High School in California’s ABC School District explains how the district has unified teachers, administrators, school board leaders and parents in support of college and career-ready...  Read More >
Given all the debates in education policy today, one might assume that education research is a valuable tool in guiding outcomes and decisions. Unfortunately, this assumption is incomplete because although research is often valued and held up to...  Read More >
By Jim Cummings, APR, President, National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and Director of Communications & Parental/Community Engagement, Glendale (AZ) Elementary School District The dropout rate in the United States has reached a...  Read More >
By Libby Nealis, Consultant on Classroom Behavioral Management, NEA HIN Continuing its commitment to preventing and reducing bullying in our nations’ schools, the National Education Association (NEA) offers a number of resources for educators to...  Read More >
By Nita Rudy, Director of Programs, Parents for Public Schools (PPS) In 1997 the Mississippi Legislature created a funding formula to ensure that children received a fair and equitable education no matter their zip code. The Mississippi Adequate...  Read More >