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Tell us your story: Part I

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NCFL is proud to roll out the first post from one of the attendees at our conference.  Jessica completed the Tell Us Your Story survey last week, and we are excited to share with you her earliest literacy memory.  If you are interested in seeing your own story on the Literacy Now blog, we want… Read more »

NCFL Conference Closes Out With A Bang

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As promised, here’s a few of our Closing Brunch highlights. Thanks to all of you for being part of this year’s event. We hope it was all that you hoped for! (And if you are looking at your calendar, next year’s conference will be February 28 to March 3 in Orlando!) Martha Bozman from GED… Read more »

2008 Verizon Tech-Savvy Winner

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Congratulations to the 2008 Verizon Tech-Savvy Award winner…. The Boston Digital Bridge Foundation’s Technology Goes Home @ School Program at the Lilla G. Frederick Middle School has been selected as the national winner of the Second Annual Verizon Tech Savvy Awards. Through the Technology Goes Home program, Boston public school teachers provide computer and technology… Read more »

NCFL Conference: Day Two Highlights

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The good times just keep rolling! Here are some of the conference highlights from Monday: David Murphy of Better World Books helped open the general session with thoughts about how Better World Books is working to merge commerce and philanthropy in a way that will make the world a better place. One simple way to… Read more »

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 »