Advocacy Resources


 Learning First Alliance's 2016-17 back-to-school communications toolkit, Working Together for Student Success, is intended to help the education community:

  • Speak collectively about key issues such as college and career readiness

  • Discuss publicly the great things happening in their classrooms and schools

  • Emphasize the important role that each member of the education community plays

In 2012 LFA commissioned a scan of the public opinion research on public education over the past two years. From this scan, we developed:

With the release of international assessments often comes media coverage focused on the idea that schools in the United States are struggling and that the nation is losing its competitive edge. In December 2013, in conjunction with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) release of the latest results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), LFA created an International Assessment page with information on what we can learn from PISA and resources to help communicate those lessons to others.


 NYS Educational Conference Board 2017 Recommendations



Forty-seven school superintendents in the Capital Region, are focusing on four key areas that would build a stronger partnership between New York State and its public schools and help set the stage for a period of remarkable progress and student achievement. Learn more below: 

 Legislative Position Paper by Regional Superintendents


 Sample Letters to Legislators:

Letter to Senator Amedore 

Letter to Assembly Member Lopez 


2014-15- Still Relevant for 2016-17 

Advocacy Materials

What is the Gap Elimination Adjustment? - Three-minute video explaining Gap Elimination Adjustment school aid cuts