National PTA President Otha Thornton discusses why his organization supports the Common Core, dispelling myths and sharing resources to help parents learn more and support successful implementation of the standards.
State Alliances: Pennsylvania
Formed in 2008 as the Pennsylvania Learning First Alliance.
The Pennsylvania Learning First Alliance is composed of a variety of public education stakeholders. The Alliance serves three purposes:
- To give member organizations a stronger voice in state-level discussions than they would have as individual organizations
- To work with decision-makers to shape public policy impacting education
- To provide opportunities for member organizations to collaborate on public education issues and ultimately move Pennsylvania education to a new level of excellence.
Areas of interest to the Alliance include student achievement, equity, accountability in student performance, collaborative leadership, data-driven decision-making, and community and family engagement in education.
For more information, contact Pennsylvania Learning First Alliance Facilitator:
Mr. Leonard R. Ference
A VISION FOR GREAT SCHOOLS
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