Teachers, parents, and others interested in improving literacy can log onto Verizon’s new literacy portal, the Verizon Literacy Network (VLN), an online resource that leverages technology to deliver valuable literacy training and information. VLN offers best practices, lesson plans, and online courses for literacy instructors, community-based organizations, students, and volunteers. The site also features courses specific to learning English as a second language, as well as studies highlighting the importance of literacy development throughout one’s lifespan. The web site was created by the National Center for Family Literacy and the Verizon Foundation to mark National Family Literacy Day.