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National Conference on Family Literacy under way

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The National Conference on Family Literacy has officially begun! Opening session kicked off with NCFL president Sharon Darling, U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth and literacy pioneer Rosa Pesqueira speaking. Pat Pineda then announced the 2008 Toyota Family Literacy Program Teacher of the Year… congratulations to Katy Kibbey! As part of her award package, Katy was featured… Read more »

NCFL in The Courier-Journal

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This morning, Louisville’s The Courier-Journal ran a great story about Byron Pitts and Anna Quindlen, two speakers at NCFL’s 2008 Conference.  Check it out!

Three ways to get more out of the NCFL conference

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Here in Louisville, the Ohio River was at flood stage last week. Fortunately, it’s quickly receding. After all, we know the real high water mark will occur at the end of the week, when everyone begins arriving for our 17th Annual National Conference on Family Literacy. I’m Cindy Read, a Senior Director here at NCFL…… Read more »

From Sharon: National Conference on Family Literacy sparks excitement

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As I think about our conference this year, there are so many exciting things. I can’t help but marvel at how different the conference is from the first one we had at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1991. For that conference, my main concern was having enough space for attendees and managing… Read more »

Welcome To Literacy Now!

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The literacy community — the teachers, students, volunteers, advocates and supporters — has evolved greatly since I first became involved some 35 years ago in a church basement. As I look back, it’s the lives that have been transformed that mean the most to me. The fathers and mothers who are now succeeding and have… Read more »

Tell us your story

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Perhaps the most exciting feature of the Literacy Now blog is the ability to share stories, whether they are informational, motivational or inspirational, with all of you. But they are not just our stories, they are yours. Please take a moment to choose one of our three questions and tell us your story. Maybe you… Read more »

Guest post: Greg Forbes Siegman

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Today’s blog post is from Greg Forbes Siegman, a renowned author who will speak at NCFL’s upcoming conference. Greg’s work has been featured by Good Morning America, USA Today, The Washington Post Co., Education Week and National Public Radio. Read below for Greg’s personal message — and why he’s looking forward to the conference. Be… Read more »