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Sen. Rand Paul joins conversation about two-generation learning

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Two-generation family literacy programming lifts parents and children to find greater success academically and economically. That’s the message that Sen. Rand Paul heard from the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) President and Founder, Sharon Darling, and our program participants and partners at a roundtable discussion at NCFL headquarters on September 25, 2017. “The NCFL… Read more »

Free #NCFL2017 registration up for grabs!


Two weeks—that’s all that is standing in the way of the premier family literacy and learning event for educators, family literacy staff, school administrators, library staff, researchers, and policy makers. Haven’t registered for the Families Learning Conference? You could go for free! Attend our two free webinars this week for the chance to win a free registration and… Read more »

Mississippi Families First state employees trained on NCFL Family Learning model

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In August, staff members from the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) trained employees from Mississippi Department of Human Services and Families First for Mississippi to implement the NCFL Family Learning model in 20 social service centers located throughout the state. Participants were eager and open to learn about our research-based, innovative model that consists… Read more »

Wonderopolis® announces dynamic group of ambassadors

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We are thrilled to announce the lineup of Wonderopolis Lead Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 school year! We carefully select a small number of experienced and passionate educators to represent Wonderopolis in their schools and communities, on social media, and as featured bloggers on the Wonder Ground. Please meet our highly qualified team: Leticia Citizen (@citizensowls, website), 5th grade… Read more »

Enjoy dinner and a movie under the desert stars at #NCFL2017

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The evening of October 10, Families Learning Conference attendees will enjoy food truck cuisine while participating in an exclusive viewing of the film Screenagers and taking part in a discussion—under the stars and in the desert, no less! For anyone wrestling over screen time debates, this event will provide some much needed information and reflection…. Read more »

Congressional resolution recognizes Family Service Learning benefits

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On Tuesday, September 12, Members of Congress, led by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Corey Booker (D-NJ) and Congressmen John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Sam Johnson (R-TX) introduced a resolution acknowledging the broad benefits of Family Service Learning. The Resolution designates the week of September 11 through 15, 2017, as “National Family Service Learning Week,” and… 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 wins Library of Congress award

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The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is proud to announce we’ve received the American Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2017. NCFL’s President & Founder, Sharon Darling, accepted the award on behalf of NCFL at the Library of Congress National Book Festival Gala in Washington, DC, on September 1. “It is an… Read more »

Sign up for these free webinars provided by NCFL


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 »

Five weeks out from the Families Learning Conference 2017—have you registered?

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In five weeks, October 9-11, hundreds in the education field will be joining us in Tucson, Arizona, for NCFL’s Families Learning Conference. You don’t want to miss out! These three days will be packed with outstanding speakers and education experts who will share trends in research, new models for educating, and information that will help you further… Read more »