The California Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) with Parents as Stakeholders

The California Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) with Parents as Stakeholders An article by the ACLU of Northern California states that the California Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) with parents as stakeholders is an important part of the Local Control Funding Formula’s (LCFF) new system for providing monies to public schools. The organization says that, along with increasing the amount … Read More

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How Poverty Impacts Reading and Overall Academic Achievement

How Poverty Impacts Reading and Overall Academic Achievement The book “Teaching with Poverty in Mind” by Eric Jensen gives us the risk factors on how poverty impacts reading and overall academic achievement. Before even hearing what they are, though, most of us know, when we think about it, how poverty can’t help but be detrimental to a child’s learning. We … Read More

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Top 10 Facebook Pages for Traditional and ELL Teachers

Top 10 Facebook Pages for Traditional and ELL Teachers Over the years, some of the more popular educational websites have grown to superstar status, and now a number of them, along with some newbie starlets, are part of this article’s top 10 Facebook pages for traditional and ELL teachers. Let’s take at what some of these are about. The educational … Read More

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Mental Health Issues in the Latino Community

Mental Health Issues in the Latino Community Whether it’s depression, anxiety, behavioral or personality, mental health issues in the Latino community can manifest in many different forms, states an article in the Latino Post. However, when it comes to access, assessment and treatment, they often face one hurdle after another. In a report by the UC Davis Center in California, … Read More

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Hispanic Kids are Learning English Faster than Their Parents

Hispanic Kids are Learning English Faster than Their Parents It’s no surprise that mostly due to schooling, Hispanic kids are learning English faster than their parents. An article on Learning Community, a website for Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers, tells parents to not be alarmed by their kids learning English quicker than they do. To get everyone on the same track, … Read More

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The Power of Vocabulary

The Power of Vocabulary When it comes to the experts, there’s no mistaking the power of vocabulary in a person’s life. According to the language website, The Linguist, the reason is obvious: the size of a person’s vocabulary is often a telltale sign for a range of educational achievements and capabilities. That’s not just in writing, reading, listening and speaking, … Read More

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The Impact Poverty has on School Attendance

The Impact Poverty has on School Attendance It doesn’t matter if it’s in a school in America or in a learning institution in another part of the world, the negative impact poverty has on school attendance is a reality for many families. Let’s take a look at what the research says. An article in the Jamaican-Gleaner newspaper reported on a … Read More

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ELL Student Resources and Support in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico has 53,071 students enrolled in grades K-12, making up just 16.1% of the school population. Within this group Spanish is spoken by a large majority with Navajo, Nias, German, and Vietnamese making up the top five languages currently spoken by non-English speaking students. The state has also adopted the English language development framework of WIDA. … Read More

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Title I and Parent Engagement: What You Need to Know

Title I, Part A, of the Every Student Succeeds Act, is intended to ensure that the parents of Title I students have the information they need to make informed choices regarding their children. Title I is designed to support schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. According to the federal government, more than 56,000 public schools across the … Read More

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Scaffolding in Literacy with Preschoolers

Scaffolding in Literacy with Preschoolers Using scaffolding in literacy with preschoolers is a highly effective way to teach this unique age group. In fact, considerable research indicates that scaffolding cannot only help these kids in building a firm foundation of their reading and writing abilities but can assist greatly in them becoming exemplary students in their K-12 years. Some well-known … Read More

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