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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 »

Share your family stories

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We are excited to share that we’ve partnered with Holiday Retirement for its Bedtime Stories campaign to re-ignite cross-generational storytelling. Digital media is now the predominant communications platform for Americans; and therefore, less time is spent telling and reading stories. In fact, the average American reads only 19 minutes a day, and teenagers spend a meager… Read more »

NCFL wins REVERE Award for Renegade Buggies

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We’re pleased to announce that Renegade Buggies was presented a Beyond the Classroom award at the REVERE Awards Gala held in Washington, D.C., on June 3. The REVERE (REcognizing Valuable Educational REsources) Awards recognize creative resources that engage 21st century teachers and learners. Produced by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) PreK-12 Learning Group, the… Read more »

NCFL to present at Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

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We’re ready for a nice, long nap after Families Learning Summit’s jam-packed schedule of learning, eating, and networking… but when we wake, we’ll be putting the final touches on our Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) presentations. If you’re joining the anticipated 1,500 adult educators in Denver this April 21-24, don’t miss these must-see sessions led… Read more »