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Resources on COVID-19

LFA regularly updates resources from our member organizations, which represent 10 million parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and other educators on COVID-19. AASA, NAESP and NASSP were part of a group effort to launch a nationwide database that systematically maps schools’ responses to the pandemic across the United States.

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Mental Health in a Pandemic

The American Psychiatric Association Foundation has published "Mental Health Needs in a Pandemic: Resources for Our Students," by L. Earl Franks, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and LFA Executive Director Richard M. Long. "We now have a unique opportunity to build a system that is more responsive and in line with student and staff needs," they wrote.

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Should Schools Reopen This Year?

Dan Domenech, executive director of AASA, the School Superintendents Association, was featured on PBS NewsHour on Sept. 29 to discuss the landscape around school reopenings and the risks. "It changes almost on a daily basis," he noted.

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Podcasts with Exemplary Educators

What are the secrets of success of the best teachers, principals, and school district leaders? LFA has interviewed some of the brightest stars and thought leaders for its 2020 podcast series. NEW: Josh Starr, CEO of PDK International, discusses the group's new poll, top issues for parents, and implications for the 2020 election.

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Managing Covid-19 in School Buildings

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 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.