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: Washington
Formed as a state Learning First Alliance in 2001
In 2001, 15 leading education organizations came together, agreed on a common mission and created the Washington State Learning First Alliance (WSLFA). In September 2002, over 200 educators, representing stakeholders from elementary, secondary, and higher education communities convened in Seattle to set a collective agenda for the improvement of public education in Washington State. The summit resulted in the action plan, “Learning Agenda for Washington’s Children: Shared Fiscal and Policy Priorities for 2003. The Learning Agenda is being used by Alliance member organizations as collective action plan to guide their advocacy and practice work with policymakers, educators, and the public. WSLFA has also been a key player in the state’s No Child Left Behind implementation efforts.
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Ms. Linda Hanson
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