"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."
The Learning First Alliance and its 13 member organizations have come together to empower and provide parents, teachers and other stakeholders with a clear way to express and make visible their support for public education.
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.
A summary of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University's financial forecast for school district budgets over the next four years.
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.
Use, adapt, and share the data in this back-to-school toolkit in your messaging to your community to support our public schools. Analyze your local district and school against the national landscape.
Stephanie Hirsh provides a perspective on how to use "The Elements" and "The Standards for Professional Learning" individually or in concert to advance the impact of professional learning.