The Learning First Alliance (LFA) a partnership of leading education organizations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America’s public schools recently released principles to guide stakeholder engagement under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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. To facilitate that process, LFA proposes principles to guide stakeholder engagement. The principles are available on LFA’s webpage and more information is available in LFA’s press release.
In addition to NSBA, LFA members include: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; AASA:The School Superintendents Association; American Federation of Teachers; American School Counselor Association; Consortium for School Networking; International Society for Technology in Education; Learning Forward; National Association of Elementary School Principals; National Association of Secondary School Principals; National Education, Association; National PTA; National School Public Relations Association; and Phi Delta Kappa International.