English Language Learners Apr 30, 2018

English Language Learners in Public Schools

National Center for Education Statistics. (2017, March). English language learners in Public Schools. Washington, DC: author. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator_cgf.asp Read more»

American Indian Education Mar 30, 2017

National Indian Education Study 2015: American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8

Ninneman, A.M., Deaton, J., & Francis-Begay, K. (2017). National Indian education study 2015: American Indian and Alaska Native students at grades 4 and 8. (NCES 2017-161). Washington, DC: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/subject/publications/studies/pdf/2017161.pdf Read more»

Workforce Readiness Oct 6, 2016

Key Findings About the American Workforce and the Changing Job Market

Brown, A. (2016, October). Key findings about the American workforce and the changing job market. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center. Retrieved from http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/10/06/key-findings-about-the-american-workforce-and-the-changing-job-market/ Read more»

English Language Learners Jun 30, 2016

Promoting Success for Dual Language Learners: The Essential Role of Early Childhood Education Programs

Freedberg, L., Frey, S. & Tully, S. (2016, June). Promoting success for dual language learners: The essential role of early childhood education programs. Oakland, CA: EdSource. Retrieved from https://edsource.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Promoting-Success-For-Dual-Language_Learners-2016.pdf Read more»

English Language Learners Jun 30, 2016

Older Adolescent and Young Adult English Learners: A Study of Demographics, Policies, and Programs

Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Older Adolescent and Young Adult English Learners—A Study of Demographics, Policies, and Programs-Executive Summary, Washington, DC, 2016. Retrieved from https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/older-adolescent-young-adult-ell.pdf Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning Nov 30, 2013

Toyota Family Literacy Program research project: Meta analysis of the studies of high performing family literacy programs

Jeri Levesque. (n.d.) Toyota Family Literacy Program research project: Meta analysis of the studies of high performing family literacy programs. Louisville, KY: NCFL. Retrieved from http://familieslearning.org/public/uploads/editor/files/TFLP_synthesis_F33.pdf Read more»

Adult Education/Literacy Sep 30, 2013

Stepping Up to ROI in Adult Education: A Survey of State Activity

Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy: STEPPING UP TO ROI IN ADULT EDUCATION: A Survey of State Activities. Retrieved from http://www.caalusa.org/SteppingUptoROI.pdf. Read more»

Children's Language/Literacy Dec 30, 2011

Children's Schooling and Parents' Investment in Children: Evidence from the Head Start Impact Study

Gelber, A.M., & Isen, A. (2011, December). Children’s schooling and parents’ investment in children: Evidence from the Head Start impact study. (NBER Working Paper 17704). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from http://www.nber.org/papers/w17704. Read more»

Family Engagement/Learning Sep 1, 2009

Family Engagement, Diverse Families, and an Integrated Review of the Literature

Halgunseth, L. (2009, September). Family Engagement, Diverse Families, and an Integrated Review of the Literature. Young Children. Retrieved from http://www.buildinitiative.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Family%20Engagement%20Halgunseth.pdf Read more»

Children's Language/Literacy Jan 1, 2008

Developing Early Literacy

National Institute for Literacy (2008). Developing early literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel. Washington, DC: author. Retrieved from https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/NELPReport09.pdf. Read more»

Workforce Readiness Oct 8, 2007

Adult Education and Postsecondary Success

Reder, S. (2007, September). Adult education and postsecondary success. New York: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED506591.pdf Read more»

Children's Language/Literacy Jan 1, 2006

The Effect of Family Literacy Interventions on Children’s Acquisition of Reading from Kindergarten to Grade 3

Senechal, M. (2006). The effect of family literacy interventions on children’s acquisition of reading: From kindergarten to grade 3. Washington, DC: National Institute for Literacy. Retrieved from https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/lit_interventions.pdf. Read more»

Adult Education/Literacy Dec 30, 2003

National Assessment of Adult Literacy

National Center for Education Statistics. (n.d.) What is NAAL? Washington, DC: author. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/naal/ Read more»

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NCFL Partners

Toyota Family Learning Program

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $35 million, Toyota has also contributed a wealth of in-kind support — including advertising, planning and management expertise — to form one of the most progressive corporate/nonprofit partnerships in the nation.

Three major programs have been developed through the Toyota partnership based on the family literacy model of parents and children learning together. These models have influenced federal and state legislation, leveraged local dollars to support family literacy and led to successful programs being replicated across the country.

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation began partnering with NCFL in 2006. A signature effort of this partnership is the National Literacy Directory, a resource that launched in 2010 and strives to reach the 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 who do not have a high school diploma by guiding them to better-paying, more stable jobs.

The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States and has a dedicated toll-free number to help support those wanting to pursue educational opportunities in their communities.

Dollar General also provides support for development of NCFL’s innovative family learning resources centered on financial literacy and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.

Go to Dollar General Literacy Foundation's website

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development.

PNC Grow Up Great has partnered with NCFL since 1994 to advance early literacy and learning resources for vulnerable families. Current efforts supported by PNC include a collaborative initiative in two at-risk Detroit communities that engages families to support vocabulary development for children under age 5.

NCFL's work is also featured on the PNC Grow Up Great Lesson Center website. The Lesson Center includes over 100 free, high-quality preschool lesson plans and research-based instructional techniques and strategies. All lesson plans contain Home/School Connections printouts, in English and Spanish, to help families extend and reinforce the learning at home.

PNC Grow Up Great

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

NCFL has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since January 2016. The Foundation is currently supporting a dynamic two-generation family engagement initiative that expands NCFL's Family Learning model into select Head Start programs nationwide. NCFL's model presents an innovative way to support Head Start programs in meeting outcomes aligned with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.

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Better World Books

Better World Books selected NCFL as its domestic literacy partner in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to support NCFL’s work and donated more than $15 million to support literacy and education efforts worldwide. Better World Books is a triple-bottom-line online bookstore, working equally for people, planet and profit. Each book purchased powers literacy across the world.

Better World Books’ support of NCFL has provided books and workshops to families after Hurricane Katrina, donated large book donations to literacy programs and families nationwide and fueled innovative family literacy and learning programs and resources in libraries, schools and community-based organizations. In addition to their work for literacy and education, Better World Books diverts books from landfills and offers carbon-balanced shipping.

Better World Books

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, NCFL began a partnership with the Gates Foundation to ensure that our network of students, teachers, and families thrive among recent shifts in standards-based education. NCFL will leverage the unique strengths of our award-winning Wonderopolis® platform to build upon the growing teacher network that uses the resource for core daily instruction and as a basis for professional growth.

Foundation Website

Goodling Institute

NCFL has partnered with the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University since 2001, working collaboratively to further research, professional development, and policy efforts for family literacy and intergenerational learning.

The work of this partnership includes, but is not limited to, a strong research strand at NCFL's national annual convening, the Families Learning Summit; advocacy for family literacy and learning to further support for and inclusion of family-focused education in new and ongoing legislation; and dissemination of the latest research, resources, information, and professional development opportunities for literacy and learning practitioners and advocates, including the Certificate in Family Literacy provided by the Goodling Institute.

Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University