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Educators Show What Works in Uncertain Times

LFA and exemplary educators came together for a virtual presentation discussing the challenges schools have faced during the pandemic and how educators can move forward, including topics such as learning recovery, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices.

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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. Listen and learn from these educators.

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Join Public_School_Proud on Instagram 

Hundreds of students, educators and parents posted their #PublicSchoolProud photos on LFA's Instagram during and after Public Schools Week. Check out some of their stories and videos!

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Principal Needs 

Since schools closed in spring 2020, NAESP has frequently surveyed elementary principals on the impact of Covid-19. Its most recent survey shows top concerns remain safety, attendance, funding, and learning loss. Most have quarantine protocols in place and know where to get and how to use data specific to their regions or states.

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Managing Covid-19 in Schools

LFA's member organizations have called for giving teachers and all school staff priority access to Covid-19 vaccines to allow schools to reopen more safely. 

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 updated resources on Covid-19, as well as 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.