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Great trainings offered this August

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Kick Off Your New School Year with Professional Development from NCFL! Foundations in Family Literacy August 5 – 6 Learn about the four components of family literacy services — Children’s Education, Adult Education, Parent Time, and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time — and the research that supports intergenerational literacy development. Perfect for those new… Read more »

FACE Parent Essay Winner #3

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Tanya Huskay Beclabito FACE Program During her daughter’s first week of school, Kayla was accepted in a nursing program, a dream of hers. Her essay focuses on the struggle between creating a better life and being an active participant in her daughter’s education. Luckily, Kayla is finding a way to do both. “FACE strengthens my… Read more »

Literacy Voices Roundup – June 6

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Westlake High typo a good ‘educaiton’ A typo on diplomas… oops! From The Plain Dealer in Cleveland. Is America Dumb? Oklahoma is one of three states with pre-K offered to all families. And the results are encouraging. But lack of funding makes universal preschool out of reach for most states. A video from ABCNews.com. DonorsChoose.org… Read more »

A Novel Way to Help

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Change your oil, exchange a book  — it’s “A Novel Way to Help.” And it’s a program that area Toyota dealers are participating in to promote family literacy and NCFL. Traffic Builders, Better World Books and NCFL have partnered with 46 Toyota dealerships across five states for a new program, A Novel Way to Help…. Read more »

Father’s Day offer with BetterWorld.com

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Looking for that great gift for Dad? In honor of Father’s Day on June 15, NCFL is partnering with Better World Books for a special offer. Visit BetterWorld.com from now until June 15, and enter the code THANKSDAD to receive 10 percent off your order. Books sold on BetterWorld.com help fund high-impact literacy projects in… Read more »

FACE Parent Essay Winner #2

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Colleen Sisneros Santa Clara FACE Program As for me, I am still learning every day about myself and my sons. I am in the adult education program. I am currently enrolled at Northern New Mexico College pursuing a BA in Elementary Education. The FACE preschool has had a big influence on my choice of degree…. Read more »

Literacy Voices Roundup – May 30

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School in Session in China Tent City From the rubble and destruction caused by the earthquake in China comes this story from NPR.org of hope and education. Better World Books videos We found this link from our friends at Better World Books. Its YouTube channel has videos explaining what the organization does, who it helps… Read more »

FACE Parent Essay Winner #1

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The Family and Child Education (FACE) program was created in 1990 by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (now the Bureau of Indian Education). FACE provides culturally responsive education, resources and support for American Indian families with children from birth to grade three. NCFL is proud to have worked with the FACE program since its inception…. Read more »

Spelling test help, deaf adult ed teacher and Barbara Bush

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Here’s a roundup of notable literacy stories from this week’s news. SpellingCity.com We found this education resource on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog. SpellingCity.com converts spelling words into activities, such as Test, Teach and Play. This is a great website for keeping kids excited about preparing for those weekly spelling tests. Nearly Deaf Professor Teaches English Literacy,… Read more »

Congressional Hispanic Caucus update from Dr. Deborah Hasson

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As the new director of the Hispanic Family Learning Institute (HFLI) and co-director of Toyota programs, I help bring the excitement and results of family literacy programs at the local level and share them with groups that have a way to help grow family literacy across the country. On Monday, NCFL Policy Director Tony Peyton… Read more »