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Public Schools Week 2021

Public Schools Week 2021, to be held February 22-26, 2021, brings together LFA members, educators, parents, business and community leaders, state and local organizations and many others across the country to show the strength—and potential—of our nation’s public schools and our students’ futures.

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Crisis Support

The political events and images of rioters storming the U.S. Capitol reached schools and homes across the nation and beyond. NSPRA and many other LFA member organizations have compiled resources for school leaders, communications professional, teachers, counselors, and other staff. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images via NSPRA)

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The Need for School Communications

Reflecting on nearly three decades as head of NSPRA, Executive Director Emeritus Rich Bagin discusses the changing profession of school public relations and the need for a strong, strategic communications plan in the Covid-19 era.

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Principal Needs 

Since schools closed in spring 2020, NAESP has frequently surveyed elementary principals on the impact of Covid-19. Its most recent survey shows top concerns remain safety, attendance, funding, and learning loss. Most have quarantine protocols in place and know where to get and how to use data specific to their regions or states.

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Managing Covid-19 in Schools

LFA's member organizations have called for giving teachers and all school staff priority access to Covid-19 vaccines to allow schools to reopen more safely. 

In a report by LFA, school nurses explain how Covid-19 will upend procedures for caring for students who may be infected, and how schools need to readjust policies and clinics to manage the pandemic.


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Public School Insights

Our blog, Public School Insights, offers timely commentary and analysis of current issues in education, including updated resources on Covid-19, as well as school leadership, equity, digital learning, and much more. 

The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools. We share examples of success, encourage collaboration, and work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education based on solid research.