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Resources on Coronavirus

Schools are seeking information on the encroaching spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its potential impact on their students, staff and families. LFA has compiled resources from our member organizations, which represent 10 million parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and other educators. This list will be updated regularly as new information and resources become available. (photo courtesy of CDC)

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Mental Health in Times of Uncertainty

LFA Executive Director Richard M. Long gives tips for educators who are struggling to manage stress, school closures and the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Exemplary Educators go to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Public Schools

On Feb. 26, a distinguished panel of award-winning educators and parents discussed their public schools and showed ways that our lawmakers could better support all public schools during a panel presentation on Capitol Hill. Watch the recording and leave your comments on LFA's Facebook page.

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Poll Finds Strong Support for Public Schools

A new poll by the National School Boards Action Center found that 64% of respondents think public schools funding should be increased; and of those, eight out of 10 would support an increase in funding even if it meant they would pay more in taxes. Another 73% agree with the statement we should NOT take away public funds from our public schools to fund private, religious, and home school education, and 64% of voters are much less likely to vote for an elected official who supports doing so.

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Podcasts with Top Educators

LFA chatted with some of our members' most exemplary educators as part of a podcast series to celebrate Public Schools Week 2020. Learn how these parents, teachers, support staff and administrators help boost achievement and build better public schools for all students.

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