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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 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

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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 »

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 »

Haven’t attended the Families Learning Conference? Here’s what you can expect.

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We’re six weeks away from #NCFL2017 and our team is putting the finishing touches on conference details. Check out our new video to show what the Families Learning Conference is all about, in under a minute: Whether you’re new to the conference or are a steadfast attendee, the following news and updates will help ensure… Read more »

Four habits of highly productive educators

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Are you burning the midnight oil trying to get ahead of your workload? Educators and family literacy staffers wear many hats—from practitioner to grant writer to bookkeeper. While your workload might not decrease, how you approach your work can help you stay on top of it. Here are some tips from staff at the National… Read more »

What makes the Families Learning Conference different?

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In less than two months the Families Learning Conference 2017 will take place in Tucson, Arizona (October 9 -11). You do not want to miss the robust networking and professional development for those working with families in education, human services, and workforce fields. Here’s why you should join us: High quality content presented by country’s… Read more »

Guest Post: Building together, from the ground up!

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This summer, three libraries across the nation were awarded $3,000 grants, NCFL training, and Campsite Kits to implement Camp Wonderopolis® programming, thanks to generous support from Better World Books. These libraries provided Maker activities exclusively found in the Family Campsite Kit and suggested book pairings for each of the six Camp Wonderopolis tracks online. In this guest blog post,… Read more »

National Literacy Directory grant offers scholarship to Families Learning Conference 2017

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The National Literacy Directory recently announced its latest Innovation Grant opportunity: a representative from two literacy/education programs will receive scholarships covering the registration cost and a $1,000 travel stipend to attend the Families Learning Conference 2017 in Tucson, Arizona, from October 9-11. The Families Learning Conference will explore innovative strategies in family literacy and learning, tools… 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 »