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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 »

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 »