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Helping Students After a Hurricane

The American School Counselor Association has tips and articles for helping students deal with hurricanes and flooding. The American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, National School Public Relations Association, and AASA, the School Superintendents Association are working with local affiliates to help schools and families, and LFA has tools for those affected by recent hurricanes or who want to help.

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Give Dreamers "The Certainty They Deserve" 

The education community's response to the Trump Administration's decision to end the DACA program has been swift and negative. Education leaders urge Congress to act quickly to give those impacted stability and protection.

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NEW: Report Finds Public Schools Offer Most Options

Public education is not the monolith that its critics make it out to be--a new analysis from the Center for Public Education finds that public school districts offer a wide array of options and opportunities in academic, college preparatory, and extracurricular classes.

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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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Polls Find Strong Support for Public Schools

A national survey by the American Federation of Teachers has found that parents prefer investments in high-quality neighborhood public schools over school choice. The annual Phi Delta Kappa poll also found strong support for public education. 

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