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Elements of Success: 10 Million Speak on Schools That Work

For the first time, a dozen major education organizations have pulled together their best practices and research to state these elements and help policymakers, school leaders and the public understand why some schools succeed and how they do it. 

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LFA Members Blast FY19 Budget Proposal

The Trump administration's fiscal 2019 proposal would be "devastating" to critical K-12 programs and public education while spending billions of dollars more than revenues.

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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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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.