We represent more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools.

Our Mission:
The Learning First Alliance is an alliance of associations advancing trust, investment, and equity in public education for each and every learner.
We believe:
  • Strong and effective public education is essential to America’s future and economic success.
  • The more we work and learn from each other and others involved in education, the better we serve students.
  • Members of LFA organizations are employing innovative and successful solutions to education challenges in schools across the country.

Our History

In the early years, LFA commissioned a number of research studies, creating work that guided the thinking of the field. Early publications included topics on reading and literacy; mathematics instruction for schools, teachers, and parents; safe and supportive learning communities; and recruitment and retention of effective teachers and administrators.