LFA brought together a group of practitioners to to find out how college- and career-ready standards are actually working in schools--here's what they want you to know.
- Issues and Publications
- Common Core
Ensuring reading success for all students must be a national priority. The Learning First Alliance calls on educators and policymakers to adopt policies and practices that help all American children learn to read well. Alliance leaders urge support of practices consistent with the research on effective reading instruction, including:
Using what we know about teaching reading, this nation can ensure reading success for all children – if we have the will to do so.
The Alliance publications in the Every Child Reading series provide common sense analysis of the research on reading instruction. The publications seek to assist teachers and administrators in planning and delivering more effective training and instruction in reading.
Reading Success Stories
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American students must learn more complex mathematics subjects than ever before. The Learning First Alliance calls for students to complete a challenging mathematics curriculum that includes deep mastery of the core concepts of Algebra and Geometry by the end of 9th grade. Reaching this goal will require significant improvements in curriculum, assessment, and teacher professional development as well as sound and convincing research to inform future efforts. It will also require increased levels of public support for a challenging mathematics curriculum.
The Alliance mathematics publication Every Child Mathematically Proficient provides an action plan for improving teaching and learning in mathematics. Based on this action plan, the Alliance has also developed:
Click here for stories about schools and districts that are boosting their students' math achievement.
Figure This! is a web-based initiative for students, families, and teachers that demonstrates challenging middle school mathematics and emphasizes the importance of high-quality math education for all students. Figure This! is a joint project of the Learning First Alliance, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and Widmeyer Communications.
Statement by the Learning First Alliance on the TIMSS-R Benchmarking Study
This statement by Alliance leaders calls on educators and policymakers to increase their support and investment in strong math instruction. (May 1, 2000)