Title III and Family Engagement with English Learners

Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was put in place to ensure that English Language Learners (ELLs) can attain proficiency in English and achieve academic achievement via family engagement. Title III was also enforced to help teachers, administrators, and other school leaders develop and enhance their ability to provide instructional programs that are effective and beneficial for … Read More

Family Partnerships to Support Student Achievement

Family engagement plays an essential role in education and student achievement.  In fact, parental and family engagement has been an integral component in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The ESEA explicitly outlines how schools and families should work in tandem to boost the academic success of English Learner (EL) students.  Research demonstrates that partnerships between … Read More

Winner for Promising Practices

The Latino Family Literacy Project is a winner for Promising Practices at the 2021 Texas Statewide Parent & Family Engagement Conference. Our program success begins with an online training for school staff to implement a practical step-by-step curriculum for parent and family engagement. After 20 years of success throughout the United States, we know that parents want to develop new … Read More

Evidence-based Outcomes in Parent Engagement

Evidence-based outcomes in Parent Engagement are important to demonstrate the impact that programs have on parents and students for academic support. Our program outcomes are compiled and updated each year. Trained providers submit their evaluations based on feedback and surveys from parents who attend The Latino Family Literacy Project meetings at their school. Here are four recommended steps to consider … Read More

Authentic Parent & Family Engagement

The pandemic has taught us that authentic Parent and Family Engagement is definitely not a once size fits all approach. Especially if parents lack resources, or time, or formal schooling in their first language, or if they are English learners. And the list can go on. Today in our schools we aim to include parents in the process of educating … Read More

Pandemic Funding for English Learners

As we reopen schools, teachers and administrators can rely on the pandemic funding for English Learners for program support and teacher training. Teachers can only adapt to the new normal if they have the training to do so. And that training must focus on the specific educational needs of EL students and their families. The American Rescue Plan (ARP), passed … Read More

Equity and Access in Schools

Equity and Access has become a big focal point of discussion across the country. Equity is the focus on ensuring that everyone receives what they need to be successful – even if it means being unequal across socioeconomic lines. According to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), equity’s primary concern is “creating school cultures that recognize and value diversity.” … Read More

Dropout Rates and College Enrollment

The overall high school dropout rates have continued to fall over the last two decades for all groups and college enrollment has improved. Hispanics account for a growing share of the entire population and research indicates that the education progress has improved for Hispanics for two decades. The decline in Hispanic high school dropouts is particularly worth noting because it … Read More

4 Tips on Engaging EL Parents in Your Re-Entry Plan

Engaging parents is an important focus for a Re-Entry plan for schools. As schools reopen, educators will need to consider a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of their students, both academically and with socio-emotional aspects. For the parents of English learner students, they may need a few extra considerations as school resumes. Since many parents struggle with … Read More

Title III – A Big Focus on Parent, Family and Community Engagement

English Learners (ELs) comprise about 10 percent of our nation’s overall student population and continue to grow.  Title III helps to ensure that English Learners receive the support they need for English proficiency and academic achievement.  In order for school staff to better assist English Learners at their campuses, Title III supports professional development for classroom teachers, principals, administrators and … Read More