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New initiative helps parents and educators get more children and adolescents protected against potentially deadly diseases as they return to school buildings During the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children—at least one in five—have missed critical vaccinations that keep them healthy and our communities free from disease. Students without these vaccinations...

Public Schools Week 2021 marks new strategies for teaching and learning Alexandria, Va. — The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged public schools and their communities in many ways. But educators have continued working tirelessly for the best interest of all of our students, keeping them safe, learning, and growing, one student...

The Learning First Alliance will bring together exemplary educators and parents who serve in a wide range of roles in public schools to discuss the pursuit of excellence in all public schools and how lawmakers and communities can support public education. The panel will be held Feb. 26, 2020, from...

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education associations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has elected Marla Ucelli-Kashyap, assistant to the president and director of educational issues department at the American Federation of Teachers, as chair of its Board of Directors for the 2019-2020...

New videos from the Learning First Alliance show six exemplary public schools across the country that are making a difference for students and their communities Alexandria, VA (March 25, 2019) -- The Learning First Alliance (LFA) and thousands of partner groups and educators across the country are hosting Public Schools...

Schools across the country and lawmakers to celebrate the accomplishments and potential of public schools from March 25 to 29, 2019. The members of the Learning First Alliance will host Public Schools Week March 25-29, 2019, to show the great things happening every day in public schools–and show the potential...

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...

Contact: Richard Long, Learning First Alliance longr@learningfirst.org/ (703) 738-9081 Alexandria, Va. (Sept. 6, 2018) – Schools and businesses have common and often compatible goals to better prepare their students for higher education, careers, and life. The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a coalition of 12 major national education organizations, and business...

Contact: Richard Long, Learning First Alliance longr@learningfirst.org/ (703) 909-1854 Newport News, Va. (August 31, 2018) -- Members of the Learning First Alliance and colleagues from the business community visited Newport News’ Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School earlier this month to learn more about the school’s apprenticeship program and the potential of offering...

Alexandria, Va. (July 17, 2018) – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education associations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has elected Nathan R. Monell, CAE, executive director of National PTA, as chair of its Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. “Nathan Monell...