Scott Kinney, Chief Executive Officer, Discovery Education, discusses the importance of celebrating public schools during Public Schools Week Feb. 27 - Mar. 3, 2023.
"If we pretend that the pandemic was simply an inconvenience, we will live with its impact for many years," says Richard Long, Executive Director, LFA. "The alternative, however, is clear. The public can instead choose to engage with their local educators, PTAs, and school leadership and help bring about the changes each school needs to support each of the kids in their building."
Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, senior director, educational issues at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and Keith R. Krueger, CEO of CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, were recognized for their leadership and dedicated service to the alliance. Krueger served as LFA’s board chair 2021-2022 and Ucelli-Kashyap 2019-2021.
The Learning First Alliance has elected L. Earl Franks, Ed.D., CAE, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), as chair of its Board of Directors for the 2022-23 term. Jill Cook, executive director of the American School Counselor Association, was elected secretary/treasurer, and Keith R. Kruger, CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) and 2021-22 LFA chair, will serve on the executive committee as immediate past president.
The Learning First Alliance is happy to announce PDK International as its member. We look forward to working with them as we continue to support our country's public schools.
Together, the Delaware Department of Education, DuPont, and Discovery Education are helping to bridge our education, workforce, and economic development systems in a way that is benefitting both our students and our economy. And it all started with “Who?”