General Family Literacy Sites
- National Center for Families Learning: Family Literacy Research, Statistics, Resources, and Current Projects
- Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, The mission of the Barbara Bush Foundation is to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home.
- Family Literacy, Center for Public Education (CPE), An Initiative of the National School Boards Association
- Education statistics, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
- Literacy Facts & Stats, Reading is Fundamental (RIF), 2014
- Fifty Top Literacy Statistics, Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
- Literacy Statistics from Begin to Read
Two-Generation Family Literacy Model
- Two Generation Approaches, U.S. Department of Education PDF doc, May, 2016. While two-generation approaches can include multiple components, three organizations at the forefront of
this work—Ascend at the Aspen Institute, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Foundation for Child Development — have developed broadly recognized definitions.
- NCFL’s 2-Generation Solutions in Action, National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), 2014-15.
- The Importance of Family Support in the Early Years, NCFL, Sharon Darling, PPT presentation
- The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: 3rd Grade Reading Success Matters. Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success
- The Literacy Lab: The Challenge – “Reading is the foundation for educational success and opportunities in life, yet many children are not given the time and skills to build this foundation.” This site describes the progression for low-income children from falling behind in kindergarten and elementary school, to dropping out in high school, to experiencing a high unemployment rate as an adult without a high school degree .
Out of School Youth and Adolescents
- WIOA Fact Sheet: Youth Program, Employment and Training Administration, DOL
- Communities in Schools (CIS): Communities In Schools works directly inside schools, building relationships that empower students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.
- Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) in Virginia: The ISAEP program is designed for those students ages 16 to 18 and enrolled in high school programs who are having difficulty finding success in a regular classroom environment.
- Changing the Course of Family Literacy, Goodling Institute Policy Paper, January 2017
- The Effect of Family Literacy Interventions on Children’s Acquisition of Reading: From Kingergarten to Grade 3, national Institute for Literacy, The Partnership for Reading, 2006, 30-p PDF Doc
- A Matter of Equity: Preschool in America, U.S. Department of Education, 2015, 15-p PDF doc.
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