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Community in Education 

Schools and businesses have common and often compatible goals to better prepare students. LFA and business partners discuss practical ways to reach their mutual goals in “Community in Education: Bringing Businesses and Schools Together” and give students more meaningful, real-life educational experiences.

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How Can We Support New Teachers?

Lynn M. Gangone, executive director of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education joined LFA for a Facebook Live chat to discuss the current state of teacher education. LFA's Elements of Success has led to a focus on teachers, teacher education, and ongoing support as a critical need for K-12 education. (photo by Allison Shelley, the Verbatim Project for American Education)


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Reflecting on Your Practice

The American Federation of Teachers hosts "Share My Lesson," a resource for teachers to share ideas and lesson plans. In the latest LFA/Share My Lesson blog, we discuss tips for integrating social-emotional learning in the classroom. 


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New PDK Poll Finds Support for Teachers and Public Schools

The annual PDK Poll shows strong support for teachers, higher salaries, and their rights to strike, but also brings to light some troubling perceptions of the teaching field and public schools. LFA's Richard Long explains why "we should be worried." 

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Back to School Toolkit

One of the most important actions for school leaders is engaging parents, community members and policymakers to help build stronger schools. LFA's Back-to-school resources include communications tools and samples to help kick off your new academic year.

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