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New executive director of NAESP has extensive experience in association management, school leadership and teaching Alexandria, Va. (July 31, 2017) – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes Dr. L. Earl Franks, CAE, executive director of...
JoAnn Bartoletti brings wealth of leadership experience to LFA as organization continues its work for the advancement of public education Alexandria, Va. – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has named JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director of...
Alexandria, Va. – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes Lynn M. Gangone, President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) as its newest board member. Gangone is an experience d...
Alexandria, Va. – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes Richard Culatta of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), as its newest board member. Culatta, who became ISTE’s chief executive officer earlier this month,...
Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 26, 2016 – Governors and state education officials can provide direction to empower local leaders by supporting a collaborative decision making system that brings a new relationship between policy and practice, according to "A New Philosophy on Education Decision-Making," a report released today by the Learning...
Alexandria, Va. – Sept. 22, 2016 – Educators from across the country recently joined the Learning First Alliance (LFA) for a first-of-a-kind work session to discuss implementation of college- and career-ready standards, including Common Core, in their states. The overriding message from these educators is, “Give us the tools and...
Alexandria, Va. – July 19, 2016 – The Learning First Alliance today released, “Working Together for Student Success: A Back-to-School Communications Toolkit,” a resource to help educators communicate with their parents and communities. LFA is a coalition of 14 national education groups that collectively represent more than 10 million educators...
Alexandria, Va. – July 5, 2016 – Thomas J. Gentzel, executive director of the National School Boards Association, is the new 2016-17 chair of the board of directors for the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 14 leading national education organizations. The organization also named JoAnn Bartoletti, executive director...
Alexandria, VA – June 21, 2016 – For the first time, the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the expertise that educators can bring to the policymaking process and calls for collaboration by practitioners and policymakers – but it gives few details on how those groups should work together....
Alexandria, V.A. – February 18, 2016 – Veteran education advocate Richard M. Long will be the Executive Director of the Learning First Alliance (LFA), the coalition of 15 national education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, its Board of Directors announced today. Long has spent the...