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Exemplary Educator Podcasts

LFA has interviewed some of the brightest stars and thought leaders for its 2020 podcast series. NEW: Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, Ph.D., chats about her new book on the history of the public school workforce and the creation and maintenance of racialized ideas, policies, and practices.

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Educators Call for Democracy

A group of educators published a “Democracy Declaration” in the New York Times, and the Shanker Institute is asking other like-minded educators to sign on.

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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. 

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Mental Health in a Pandemic

L. Earl Franks, NAESP executive director and LFA Executive Director Richard M. Long published Mental Health Needs in a Pandemic: Resources for Our Students, calling for a system that is more responsive and in line with student and staff needs, they wrote for the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.

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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.