LFA Updates

Major education organizations call on federal government to focus its next steps on resources and training more mental health specialists to ensure safety of students and school staff A new federal report misses a high-profile opportunity to bring leadership and resources to social-emotional and mental health needs in K-12 schools...

Federal commission releases long-awaited report that most groups said does not go far enough to curb school violent and address mental health needs.

Member organizations of the Learning First Alliance found both praise and criticism for the long-awaited federal Commission on School Safety report released on December 18, 2018. The 177-page report included many recommendations advocated by LFA members, including a federal clearinghouse of information, support for school counselors, improved access to school-based...

On the 25th Anniversary of Schindler's List, legendary director discusses the importance of storytelling and ways teachers can use the film and other resources to guide students away from Anti-Semitism and other forms of hate

It's been 25 years since Steven Spielberg released the groundbreaking film “Schindler’s List,” bringing new life to one remarkable story of the Holocaust. With Anti-Semitism incidents on the rise, the American Federation of Teachers and Facing History and Ourselves recently called on teachers to use the film to help instill...

NSBA calls on federal government to provide resources to allow local schools to boost safety measures, including mental health resources

As the academic year begins, students and their families may find themselves concerned about the safety of their schools. After 22 school shootings in the first half of 2018 alone, their worry is reasonable. The National School Boards Association believes that the federal government has a role to play in...