Washington, D.C. – June 23, 2011 – Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 17 national education associations representing more than ten million parents, educators and policymakers, has signed on to provide HotChalk readers with a weekly guest blog from the organization. LFA’s guest blog will touch on a myriad of subjects surrounding the challenges and triumphs of America’s classrooms.

The blog will provide a platform for the collective voices of the organization to reach new audiences, echoing its goal of leading cultural change to ensure that high academic standards are held for all students. LFA is dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools. It is their hope that, through their blog, LFA can help motivate HotChalk’s readers to strive for better education nationwide by sharing examples of success, encouraging collaboration at every level and pushing other educators to work toward the continual and long-term improvement of public education.

“We are thrilled to bring the collective message of 17 of the nation’s most influential and forward-thinking education organizations to HotChalk’s readers each week through our guest blog series,” said Cheryl Williams, Executive Director of the Learning First Alliance.

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About The Learning First Alliance
The Learning First Alliance is a partnership of 17 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools. Alliance members include: the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Personnel Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, American School Counselor Association, Association of School Business Officials International, the International Society for Technology in Education, Learning Forward (formerly National Staff Development Council), National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Education Association, National Middle School Association, National School Public Relations Association, National PTA, National School Boards Association and Phi Delta Kappa International. The Alliance maintains www.learningfirst.org, a website that features what’s working in public schools and districts across the country.

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