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Top Posts of 2017

Check out LFA's top blog posts of 2017, which included information on Cuba's education system, resources to address race-based violence, policies to send public money to private schools, and more. 

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Helping Schools and Students Through Natural Disasters 

LFA members are helping schools in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other areas hit by recent hurricanes reopen and recover. Learn how your school can be better prepared when disaster strikes.


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Seeking Equity in Rural Schools 

Rural schools are not getting the policy attention they deserve, the Center for Public Education finds in a new analysis. Limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, food and employment opportunities also hurts rural schools, according to a report by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and The Rural School and Community Trust. 

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Toolkit Helps Educators Build Better Communications with Parents, Policymakers, and the Public

LFA's 2017 toolkit features sample communications, including letters, press releases, commentaries, and much more, to show parents and the public the good things that are happening in classrooms and beyond.

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More Schools Connected, but Gaps Persist  

The majority of school districts today meet the Federal Communications Commission’s goal for broadband connectivity of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students. However, recurring costs remain the most significant barrier for schools in their efforts to increase connectivity, CoSN's 2017 Annual Infrastructure Survey Report, released in partnership with AASA, has revealed.

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