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Engaging Professional Development

In a new podcast series, LFA Executive Director Richard Long talks with Stephanie Hirsh and Jim Short about their groundbreaking report, The Elements.

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#PublicSchoolProud podcasts

LFA spoke with some of the nation's leading educators--teachers, counselors, principals, administrators and school board members--about what we've learned during the pandemic and how we can take those lessons and move forward. 

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Are Your Students Behind on Vaccines?

As many as one in three students may lack vaccines such as MMR, hepatitis, meningitis, chickenpox and many more. LFA's new GetVaxFacts campaign explains how educators can encourage parents to schedule their children's lifesaving vaccinations. (photo courtesy of CDC)


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Cybersecurity Ranks as Top Concern 

In its annual survey of school IT professionals, CoSN found that student data privacy and cybersecurity are top priorities of school system IT leaders, but they face budget challenges and underestimation of threats.

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Lessons on Indigenous People

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and teaching the ways of life of indigenous peoples from around the world is important to understanding our shared sense of humanity. AFT's Share My Lesson has lessons, activities and videos to delve into first nations' culture and heritage.


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Public School Insights

Our blog, Public School Insights, offers timely commentary and analysis of current issues in education, including 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.