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Don’t miss out on early bird pricing for the 2018 Families Learning Conference

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Before you head out the door for summer vacation, remember to register for the 2018 Families Learning Conference, held September 24-26 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Register by July 1 and you’ll save $100 off the regular registration fee—that’s a savings of 20%! When you attend the 2018 Families Learning Conference you’ll find: Dynamic content to fit… Read more »

NCFL celebrates National Reading Month (and you can too!)

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March is National Reading Month and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) invites you to join us in building awareness of the importance of families reading and learning together! The benefits of reading cannot be overstressed; when families read together, they’re building key literacy skills, like vocabulary and comprehension, that will pay a lifetime… Read more »

NCFL joins the Digital Learning Day celebration

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Practitioners, are you ready? Have you put your event on the map? Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is Thursday, February 22, 2018! #DLDay creator, Alliance for Excellent Education, has published the official map of events taking place across North America.   As computers and technology become increasingly ubiquitous in our society, it is essential that they also… Read more »

Shop Half Price Books on Sept. 12 and NCFL benefits

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On Literacy Benefit Day (Tuesday, September 12), Half Price Books will donate 5% of their in-store sales to their partner literacy organizations across the country, including the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Learn more about this inaugural celebration by clicking here. Half Price Books has been committed to supporting literacy and environmental groups for more… Read more »

NCFL tips our hats to GED® grads!

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Here at the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our primary focus is to empower parents and children living in poverty to improve their lives through education and become strong contributors to their communities. For families across the country, when parents attain their GED®, the positive effects are cascading from generation to generation. On Thursday,… Read more »

NCFL heads to Texas, for #COABE16

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We’re leaving for Dallas, Texas, this weekend to join the 2,000+ adult education professionals attending the Commission on Adult Basic Education’s national conference. After NCFL President and Founder Sharon Darling helps kick-off #COABE16 with Neil Bush at the opening general session, we’ll be hosting five professional development sessions and panels on a few of the… Read more »

Help NCFL advance in charity competition

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NCFL is competing in the 2016 Louisville Brackets for Good tournament to raise money for families in Louisville and across the country and we have a chance to advance to win a $10,000 donation if we can raise enough money by 8 p.m. EST tonight, Friday, March 4! The concept is simple — 64 organizations… Read more »

Are you a family literacy provider?

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The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy at Penn State is interested in learning about your efforts to provide and sustain family literacy programming and working on a paper that surveys present programming and funding in the wake of defunding Even Start. NCFL is helping the Goodling Institute survey the field about family literacy and document any links between employability… Read more »

NCFL Literacy NOW gets a new look

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Our weekly newsletter curating the best and most important learning and literacy headlines is getting a new look. Join hundreds of education and literacy professionals and advocates and sign up to receive your free copy each Friday. Each week, you’ll find • Insights to best practices and latest research, • Interesting weekly updates to share with… Read more »

October is Health Literacy Month

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NCFL is committed to providing intergenerational strategies for promoting community health and wellness. To help celebrate Health Literacy Month, we’ve pulled our favorite Healthy Family Habits resources, recipes, and family activities to create a 31-day calendar to help motivate families to establish and hone healthy habits. For those interested in hosting a health-literacy event for families at… Read more »