A Challenging Fall Semester in K-12

Communities throughout the country have been dealing with continuing uncertainty as schools reopen and classes, whether in-person or online, resume during the current pandemic. The Coronavirus has created a demanding environment for K-12 schools. One thing we do know for sure is that the pandemic has put a lot of pressure on our teachers. Not only are teachers being called … Read More

Katherine Del MonteA Challenging Fall Semester in K-12

Culturally Responsive and Linguistic Diversity in Parent Engagement for Student Success

Culturally Responsive Parent and Family Engagement is not something you can check off as done. It’s an ongoing integration between the school culture, family culture, and academics. To ensure this is taking place at your school, your school staff should be trained in cultural competency in order to provide a transformational parent component at your school. There is more than … Read More

Katherine Del MonteCulturally Responsive and Linguistic Diversity in Parent Engagement for Student Success

How Parents Can Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Their Children

How Parents Can Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Their Children Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. This month long celebration begins on the 15th of the month, instead of on the 1st of the month, because it coincides with the independence days of several Latin American countries on the 15th, followed by Mexico on the … Read More

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The Impact of COVID in High Poverty Schools

 The pandemic has shone a spotlight on inequality in America. School closures and social isolation have impacted all students but particularly those living in lower socioeconomic households. A new study suggests that the achievement gap is likely to widen due to the pandemic and the sudden closures of schools. The researchers provide insights about the scope of the problem and … Read More

alex perezThe Impact of COVID in High Poverty Schools

Preparing Staff for Parent & Family Engagement During COVID-19

  It’s time to head back to school but COVID-19 has impacted how schools are operating and many schools are left wondering how to reach out to parents in their efforts to increase parent and family engagement. We have been working with educators for 20 years with our research-based parent engagement programs, training, and materials. Here are a few strategies … Read More

Katherine Del MontePreparing Staff for Parent & Family Engagement During COVID-19

English Learner Requirements under Title I and Title III

Title I provides funds to improve basic school programs and to ensure economically and socially disadvantaged students receive equal opportunity for access to a quality education. These Title I funds are meant to improve academic support for low performing students and support additional teachers and paraprofessionals who focus on mathematics, English language arts support, and preschool programs. Title III provides … Read More

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Are Latino Immigrant Parents’ Skills Transferring Into the School Culture?

 Parenting skills are part of the process of raising a child.  Most parents want to help their children achieve their greatest potential so that they can do well in school and ultimately succeed in life.  Parenting skills aren’t set in stone, and they can vary by socioeconomic status and cultural norms, among other factors. Latino immigrant parents take pride in … Read More

alex perezAre Latino Immigrant Parents’ Skills Transferring Into the School Culture?

Online Staff Development During School Closures

Just a few months ago, parents and teachers across the country were faced with something that many never even dreamt of – widespread school closures.  This unprecedented disruption of the education system has parents searching for ways to help their children with their daily learning.  At some point, schools will be back in full swing; however, in the meantime, we … Read More

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Connecting ELA with Students to Parent Involvement

Parents of English Language Learners (ELLs) oftentimes find it difficult to comprehend their children’s experiences in the classroom. While their children are adjusting to school demands, they are also learning a new language. Many parents don’t understand how they can help their children in their English Language Arts (ELA) classes. That is why it is so important for teachers to … Read More

alex perezConnecting ELA with Students to Parent Involvement

Learning at Home – Tips in Spanish & English

The words parental involvement have changed almost overnight.  In a matter of just a few days, many schools closed, students went home to learn remotely, and parents are in charge of overseeing their student’s learning at home. Some parents have little or no understanding of technology and lots of parents are scrambling to set up a space for learning in … Read More

alex perezLearning at Home – Tips in Spanish & English