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

Katherine Del MonteWhy the need for cultural competency in Parent Engagement?

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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Parent Involvement – A Growing National Trend

Parent involvement in schools has become a growing national trend and movement across the country. More and more schools are preparing tips, guidelines, and reports on how to best involve parents in their children’s education and be part of the school-going culture. In Washington State, for example, a school district director for family and community partnership recently developed a Partnership … Read More

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Beyond the Word Gap

Beyond the Word Gap Beyond the Word Gap – research on the importance of vocabulary and parent-child interaction. By now most of us are aware that there is a word gap of about 30 million words between children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and those from higher socioeconomic backgrounds. This awareness started with a research study in 2003 called “The Early … Read More

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How to reach out to Hispanic Parents

How to reach out to Hispanic Parents can seem daunting if you don’t have strong relationships already with Spanish-speaking parents. The Latino Family Literacy Project™ can help teachers to understand the ins-and-outs of working with Hispanic parents at their school. But to start reaching out right away, here are three simple suggestions for teachers to consider: 1- Some parents may … Read More

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Seven Tips for Connecting with ELLS

Seven Tips for Connecting with ELLS In their book, The ESL / ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels, published by Jossey-Bass, Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, provide concrete tips for connecting with ELL students. Here the top seven tips they offer: 1. Have regular check-ins with your students. … Read More

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