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Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 26, 2016 – Governors and state education officials can provide direction to empower local leaders by supporting a collaborative decision making system that brings a new relationship between policy and practice, according to "A New Philosophy on Education Decision-Making," a report released today by the Learning...
Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 22, 2016 – Educators from across the country recently joined the Learning First Alliance (LFA) for a first-of-a-kind work session to discuss implementation of college- and career-ready standards, including Common Core, in their states. The overriding message from these educators is, “Give us the tools and...
Alexandria, Va. – July 19, 2016 – The Learning First Alliance today released, “Working Together for Student Success: A Back-to-School Communications Toolkit,” a resource to help educators communicate with their parents and communities. LFA is a coalition of 14 national education groups that collectively represent more than 10 million educators...
Alexandria, Va. – July 5, 2016 – Thomas J. Gentzel, executive director of the National School Boards Association, is the new 2016-17 chair of the board of directors for the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 14 leading national education organizations. The organization also named JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director...
Alexandria, VA – June 21, 2016 – For the first time, the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the expertise that educators can bring to the policymaking process and calls for collaboration by practitioners and policymakers – but it gives few details on how those groups should work together....
Alexandria, V.A. – February 18, 2016 – Veteran education advocate Richard M. Long will be the Executive Director of the Learning First Alliance (LFA), the coalition of 15 national education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, its Board of Directors announced today. Long has spent the...
Alexandria, V.A. – August 31, 2015 – Learning First Alliance Executive Director Cheryl Scott Williams announced her retirement from the organization on Dec. 31, 2015. Williams has led the Alliance, a coalition of 15 national education organizations, since 2010. LFA’s Executive Board has organized a search committee, chaired by National...
CoSN Chief Executive Officer Keith R. Krueger to serve on Alliance’s board Washington, D.C. – July 9, 2015 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that...
ASCD’s Deborah S. Delisle and PDK’s Dr. Joshua P. Starr bring wealth of education experience to new roles at LFA Washington, D.C. – July 2, 2015 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes Deborah S....
Stephanie Hirsh brings wealth of leadership experience to LFA as organization continues its work for the advancement of public education Washington, D.C. – June 23, 2015 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has named Stephanie...