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Aug 26, 2008 I
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Read green & give back

During the last week of every month, Resplendence Publishing donates a percentage of sales to a nonprofit, and this month they have chosen NCFL!  And on top of that, you get 15 percent off any ...  Read more »

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What's new in your program this fall?

The school year is back in full swing. And here's your chance to share with other Literacy Now readers what's in store now that the classrooms are full. Post a comment about new technology you are ...  Read more »

Aug 22, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - August 22

Word Connect Here's a Tetris-like game for vocabulary review. Players even get to choose their own category of words. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the link. Federal grant to boost after-school ...  Read more »

Aug 19, 2008 I
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Washington Post: Letter to the editor

The  article, Companies Take Lead in Assimilation Efforts: Programs Aid Immigrant Workers, ran in The Washington Post on August 9. NCFL knows the importance of educating immigrant families ...  Read more »

Aug 15, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - August 15

One more month of school From the Vail Daily in Colorado, Avon Elementary is extending its school year for students who are behind in reading. Tickle your back-to-school funny bone From The Today ...  Read more »

Aug 13, 2008 I
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Free parent involvement podcasts

Here's a great free resource from NCFL and the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC). We have developed a new podcast series, Parent Involvement: Keys to Success. The podcasts provide ...  Read more »

Aug 12, 2008 I
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A storybook achievement

We are so often bombarded with the news of low test scores, struggling readers and children falling behind in the classroom. I was delighted to read the refreshing article, "A storybook achievement," ...  Read more »

Aug 11, 2008 I
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Guest post: Larry Ferlazzo

You probably recognize Larry's blog from a few of our Literacy Voices Roundup posts. He writes a great blog full of useful links for teachers. Since it's that time of year when folks are heading back ...  Read more »

Aug 8, 2008 I
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Literacy Voices Roundup - August 8

Overcoming Technology Barriers: How to Innovate Without Extra Money or Support From, get five easy, practical steps toward better digital integration in your classroom. Young writers, ...  Read more »

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"Literacy is the touchstone"

"Back to basics at school" from The Indianapolis Star - Center Grove tweaks school curriculum to put even more emphasis on literacy as part of most subjects. "We really believe literacy is the ...  Read more »

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Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $50 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.

Read more about Toyota's commitment to communities

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

NCFL received its very first donation in 1989 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to promote and implement family literacy programming, first in Kentucky and North Carolina and later nationwide. The Kenan Family Literacy Model in part laid the groundwork for 30 years of subsequent family literacy and family learning programming developed by NCFL.

Kenan has continued to support NCFL’s place-based family literacy programs since our inception. Most recently, it has invested in our organization’s Sharon Darling Innovation Fund, which will launch emerging ideas and programmatic evolutions in the multigenerational learning space.

Learn more about the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

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 guide potential students and volunteers to literacy services, community education programs, and testing centers in their communities.

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®.

Learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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, most recently in Louisville, Kentucky, to support Say & Play with Words, our pre-Kindergarten vocabulary-building initiative.

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.

Learn more about PNC Grow Up Great

U.S. Department of Education

Initiated through the U.S. Department of Education in 2018, the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program provides 12 grantees and 13 states with five-year, $5 million grants to promote and implement systemic evidenced-based family engagement strategies. NCFL was selected to lead SFECs in two states, Arizona and Nebraska, and is a primary partner for two other SFECs in Kentucky and Maryland/Pennsylvania. 

The SFECs work to support family engagement through state- and local-level agencies while providing both professional development to school districts and direct services to families related to children’s academic outcomes and overall well-being.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Education

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NCFL was named a recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s "Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenge," which seeks to elevate diverse voices in order to broaden the conversation about the issues inhibiting economic mobility and generate deeper awareness along with actionable understanding. NCFL will develop and launch a podcast series that will highlight the remarkable stories of low-income, diverse families across the U.S. who have improved their communities through Family Service Learning.

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