Announcements

Six months in – reflections from Learning Forward’s President | CEO

By Denise Borders | December 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Six months in – reflections from Learning Forward’s President | CEO

It is such an honor to be leading Learning Forward as we reach our 50th year serving educators. I’d like to share a couple of reflections on what I’ve learned from Learning Forward members in the last few months and then share key priorities as we move into the next 50 years. First, I quickly…

Press Releases

Appropriations Bill Includes Increased Support for Title II-A

By Learning Forward Forward | December 19, 2019

Denise Glyn Borders, president | CEO of Learning Forward, issued a statement about the 2020 Congressional appropriations bill passed on 12/16/19.

President Trump’s FY20 Budget Abolishes Educator Support

By Anthony Armstrong | March 11, 2019

Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward, issued a statement about President Trump’s proposed budget for FY20, released on 3/11/19.

Learning Forward Applauds Congressional Budget Agreement – Title IIA Fully Funded

By Anthony Armstrong | March 22, 2018

Dallas, Texas – March 22, 2018 Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward, issued the following statement about the budget agreement reached by Congress:   “We are thrilled that Congress has reached a bicameral spending agreement for Fiscal Year 2018 with level funding at $2.055 billion for Title IIA of the Every Student Succeeds Act….

Learning Forward Launches Learning Network of School Systems and Organizations

By | December 15, 2017

Dallas, Texas – November 16, 2017 Learning Forward, a membership association focused on effective professional learning for K-12 educators, has launched the Student Success Learning Network to improve teaching and learning and build educator capacity. The network is a collaboration among 15 U.S. school districts and organizations dedicated to addressing specific student learning challenges within…

Learning Forward to Launch What Matters Now Network to Improve Teaching and Learning

By Learning Forward Forward | October 10, 2017

Dallas, Texas – October 10, 2017 Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded a $600,000 grant to Learning Forward to support the launch of the new What Matters Now Network, a community of state-based coalitions of policy makers and educators. The network will apply improvement science methods within a Networked Improvement Community to strengthen professional…

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Recognizes Importance of Educator Support, Provides Resources for Professional Learning

By Learning Forward Forward | September 6, 2017

Dallas, Texas – September 6, 2017 Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward, issued the following statement about the Senate budget proposal on 9/6/2017: “Today the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies voted to reinstate Title II funding in the federal budget at a level of $2.055 billion….

House Funding Bill Eliminates Essential Support for Educators

By Learning Forward Forward | July 14, 2017

Stephanie Hirsh responds to the latest education funding bill from the House of Representatives, which completely eliminates Title II support.

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Bankrupts Support for Educators

By Learning Forward Forward | May 23, 2017

Stephanie Hirsh responds to the Trump administration’s budget proposal and outlines how eliminating Title II funds will harm educators’ ability to serve all students.

Statement of K-12 Principals’ and Education Leaders’ Groups on Trump Administration’s Proposed FY17 Appropriations Cuts

By Learning Forward Forward | March 29, 2017

American Federation of School Administrators, ASCD, Learning Forward, National Association of Elementary School Principals, and National Association of Secondary School Principals issued a joint statement in response to the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to Title IIA funds in the FY17 budget.

President Trump’s Proposed Budget Eliminates Critical Support for Educators

By Learning Forward Forward | March 17, 2017

Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh responds to the release of President Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts billions of dollars of federal support for professional learning, coaching, instructional support, and more.

Learning Forward and Frontline Research & Learning Institute Launch Collaborative Study on Impact of Professional Learning

By Learning Forward Forward | February 10, 2017

Learning Forward and the Frontline Research & Learning Institute today announced the launch of their new year-long study measuring the impact of professional learning in K-12 public school systems.

Learning Forward and NCTAF Announce Merger to Provide Stronger Support for the Nation’s Teachers and Students

By Learning Forward Forward | January 24, 2017

Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) are excited to announce they are merging and will operate under the Learning Forward banner moving forward.