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NEW: Podcast of Exemplary Educators

LFA Executive Director Richard Long interviews three exemplary school leaders--the National School Counselor of the Year, a school community relations expert, and a National Superintendent of the Year finalist--about their work and their support for public education in this podcast.

 

 

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NEW: Show Your Pride in Public Schools

Is your school #PublicSchoolProud? Did you know that there are more than 3.2 million teachers, 90,000 principals and 50.7 million public school students? Download and print our new #PublicSchoolProud 11 x 18" poster to display in your school or office and share a photo on Twitter using #PublicSchoolProud.

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Teacher Retention

In a recent blog for the American Federation of Teachers' Share My Lesson, LFA Executive RIchard Long discusses the importance of strong professional development programs for teacher retention. (photo by Allison Shelley, the Verbatim Project for American Education).

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School Safety 

The federal Commission on School Safety missed a high-profile opportunity to bring leadership and resources for schools' social-emotional and mental health needs, members of the Learning First Alliance said through a joint statement. Individually, member organizations of the Learning First Alliance found some praise and much criticism for the long-awaited report. 

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Hurdles to Innovations in Ed Tech

As part of its Driving K-12 Innovation initiative, CoSN has published two new reports: The first explores the top five hurdles affecting technology in K-12 learning environments, and the second discusses "accelerators" that advance teaching and learning innovation.

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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.