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Literacy Voices Roundup – June 27

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Turning on Technology Ferryway School in Malden, Massachusetts, incorporates science, math, design and technology for an interactive unit. They chose to embrace a project-learning strategy to connect science and colonial history through a local historic site that dates back to the 1640s, the Saugus Iron Works. Rather read an article?  Check out Visualizing Technology Integration:… Read more »

From Sharon: “Reach Higher, America” report released today

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This morning, The National Commission on Adult Literacy released the Reach Higher, America report on the crisis and solutions for adult education and workforce preparation. I serve as one of the commissioners and was honored to present at the event held today in Washington, D.C. Reach Higher, America confirmed what we in the family literacy… Read more »

FACE Parent Essay Winner #5

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Visaria C. Apachito To’Hajiilee FACE Program … At times, I would think that some of the stuff I was teaching Alyce was too advanced for her age. Little did I know, she was grasping on to the things I was teaching her. For example, when she was about six months old, I noticed her body… Read more »

It’s your turn!

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It’s been three months since we launched Literacy Now. We have highlighted NCFL programs and people, featured guest posts by Gary Knell and David Murphy, and kept you up-to-date on the happenings in family literacy. But what are we forgetting? Please let us know what you would like to see on Literacy Now. Whether it… Read more »

Literacy Voices Roundup – June 20

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Ex-congressman pushes early literacy The Honorable Bill Goodling serves on NCFL’s Board of Advisors. He has long been an advocate of NCFL and the importance of family literacy. This week he delivered that message in Towanda, Penn, as reported on TheDailyReview.com. “You can’t substitute government programs for the parent being the first and most important… Read more »

LCCC receives 3,000 books!

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Yesterday, a few of us from NCFL gathered at Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC) for a special event… a donation of 3,000 books! The books were a donation from the Half Pint Library, a book donation program sponsored annually by Half-Price Books. This is the second year that LCCC was the Louisville beneficiary of this… Read more »

FACE Parent Essay Winner #4

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Cassandra One Horn Little Wound … In his first year [in FACE], William learned a lot, like colors, different shapes and the alphabet. Our biggest goal was to help him get over being shy. My goal as a mother was to be more active in his development and show him the cause and effect of… Read more »

San Antonio TFLP

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Hola, espero que todos estén aprovechando el Literacy Now Blog de NCFL. Quisiera compartir con ustedes una linda experiencia que tuve recientemente en San Antonio… continúo en inglés… * I was recently in San Antonio, Texas, conducting a technical assistance visit with our three Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) schools: Bob Hope Elementary, Sky Harbour… Read more »

Literacy Voices Roundup – June 13

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Scholastic Report: Kids Still Read for Fun — Teens, Less So From PublishersWeekly.com, this scholastic study reports that reading for pleasure begins to decline at age 8. Lupita Ayon Honored By Highline School District Highline School District was awarded a Toyota Family Literacy grant. Now, one of the instrumental players in securing the grant has… Read more »

Guest post: David Murphy from Better World Books

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In honor of Father’s Day, here’s a post from David Murphy, who is president and CEO of Better World Books and a prominent supporter of NCFL’s work. Father’s Day is Sunday, and each year around this time I tend to look back to when my children were young. As the father of three fantastic children,… Read more »