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Four tips for partnering with schools to support your struggling reader

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The following is the first in a series of regular guest posts by leaders in the field of literacy. This guest post is by Sarah Sayko, deputy director of the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL). If your child is struggling to read, you may wonder, “What can the school do to support my child, and… Read more »

21 technology resources for family learning programs


The Internet has revolutionized the way educators find lesson content and resources for their students. In fact, there’s so much content available, it can be difficult to decide what to use. The education team here at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) has gathered 21 of our favorite resources to share with educators and… Read more »

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Many literacy and learning programs around the country are experiencing a decline in attendance by immigrant and refugee families. The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) recognizes that literacy staff need guidance in addressing this issue. That is why we’re partnering with the Migration Policy Institute and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)… Read more »

Creating the climate for family learning at home

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Parents should be valued members of the school community and equal supporters of their children’s academic success. When parents establish a learning climate at home, they demonstrate to their children that education is important. Consider these ideas for parents to support learning at home: Establish an environment for learning at home. Provide the tools your… Read more »

Creating the climate for family learning at school

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Schools, teachers, and parents are all concerned with family engagement that supports children’s learning. And all three are essential when establishing positive learning climates for families—at home and at school. Family-friendly schools and classrooms make an intentional effort to invite family engagement. They strive to create a family-friendly environment that contributes to effective communication, relationship… Read more »