How Title III Works

We are often asked about How Title III works. Title III is a law that’s been in place since 1965 and updated periodically with the last update taking place in 2001. Its official title is the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act. The law specifically targets what are referred to as Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and … Read More

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Building Cognitive Skills for Academic Success

Building Cognitive Skills for Academic Success — A New Report Tells Us Why and How The New America Foundation recently released a report, Skills for Success, that lays out the reasons why developing cognitive skills, habits, and mindsets form a strong basis for academic success. What are these skills for success or SFS? The authors, Melissa Tooley and Laura Bornfreund … Read More

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New Fact Book on Hispanic English Language Learners

New Fact Book on Hispanic English Language Learners A new fact book sheds light on Hispanic English Language Learners (ELLs). Released in January, the fact book from Excelencia in Education is titled The Condition of Latinos in Education: A 2015 Fact Book and brims with data regarding Hispanics in K-12 as well as beyond. As the authors (Deborah A. Santiago, … Read More

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Too Small to Fail Early-Literacy Campaign

Too Small to Fail Early-Literacy Campaign – Doctors Deliver the Message The national Too Small to Fail Early-Literacy Campaign has enlisted the support of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which means that doctors are now part of this effort to help parents take substantive action to improve the academic success of their children in the 21st century. As reported in … Read More

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Title I News 2015

Title I News 2015 Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the largest federal assistance program in our nation’s schools providing over $14 billion to schools with high percentages of children living in poverty. Funds are distributed through state departments of education according to the number of students living in poverty in school districts. Schools with … Read More

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What is LCAP Funding in California?

What is LCAP Funding in California? What is LCAP Funding in California? We’ve been hearing a lot of references to LCAP in California. It stands for the Local Control and Accountability Plan. These plans represent a big change in how California manages its school finances. To understand LCAPs you need to know another acronym: LCFF, which stands for Local Control … Read More

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Title III Funding for Programs with English Learners

Title III Funding for Programs with English Learners – An easy-to-understand summary: Title III Funding for programs for English Learners is funding that comes from the U.S. Department of Education to help English learners. Title III Funding for programs can include a variety of activities but the main goals are: • To promote parental and community participation in language instruction … Read More

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First-Year Teachers and Parent Involvement

First-Year Teachers and Parent Involvement The U.S. Department of Education (DoE) publishes a survival guide for new teachers. The guide covers many areas including how to balance the traditional classroom with the realities of new technology and finding support in your first teaching year. One of the areas the guide covers is new teachers and parent involvement and that’s right … Read More

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Why the need for cultural competency in Parent Engagement?

The need for cultural competency has emerged as a strategy that helps to address the disparity in educational achievement between different racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. K-12 school system. But still, one many wonder, why the need for cultural competency in a Parent Engagement program? The main goal in providing teachers with a cultural competency training is to … Read More

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Joyce Epstein and The Framework of Six Types of Parent Involvement

The Framework of Six Types of Parent Involvement The Framework of six types of Parent Involvement, created by Joyce Epstein, helps educators to develop more comprehensive programs of school-family-community partnerships. Although all schools may use the framework of six types of involvement as a guide, each school must choose practices that will help achieve important goals and meet the needs … Read More

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