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Application for $20,000 Family Teacher of the Year Award Now Open

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) issued a call for nominations to find this year's Toyota Family Teacher of the Year, an outstanding two-generation educator dedicated to improving literacy educational outcomes among youth and adults.

This is the 20 [th] year for the Toyota-funded, NCFL-led award. The educator selected as Toyota Family Teacher of the Year will receive a $20,000 grant to further ongoing family engagement efforts. One runner-up will receive $5,000. Both grand-prize and runner-up winners will be officially announced in Detroit, Mich., on October 19, 2016, at the Families Learning Summit, NCFL's premier convening of literacy and family learning experts.

Eligible family educators:

  • Are exceptional at engaging families in their school or community-based organization; formal teaching credentials not required
  • Use and champion innovative intergenerational approaches to help parents and children learn together
  • Have a demonstrated record of success
  • Have exciting ideas to expand and strengthen their family engagement efforts
  • Serve communities and families with high literacy and...