Education Department, Ky. group become literacy partners

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An official with the U.S. Department of Education says the federal agency is partnering with a Louisville group to promote family literacy nationwide.

The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell told those attending the 22nd annual National Center for Family Literacy conference Monday that the partnership will help education officials reach deep into communities to promote literacy at all ages.

Girton-Mitchell told the crowd of 1,500 that there is an "intergenerational responsibility" to promote learning, and reminded them that children's first teachers are their parents.

Girton-Mitchell is the director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the federal Education Department. The National Center for Family Literacy is a Louisville-based nonprofit.

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