Grants for Literacy Programs with English Learners

The following list with grant opportunities is to help you start a literacy program for English Learners or enhance the programs you currently offer at your school. Dollar General Literacy Foundation Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Download the full document Walmart Community … Read More

Katherine Del MonteGrants for Literacy Programs with English Learners

Parent Engagement Resources for Public Schools

Parent Engagement Resources for Public Schools There are many resources for teachers and parents to help parents become more involved in their child’s education. But sometimes it’s overwhelming. And every state has different expectations, funding, available programs and resources available to them. The Latino Family Literacy Project™ follows closely the trends in Parent Engagement and has pulled together the following … Read More

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The Secret Lives of Bilingual Books on Huffington Post

As published on Huffington Post March 31, 2015 Many Americans are familiar with well-known mainstream children’s books such as the Dr. Seuss series, Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things Are. But what about Americans who come from another culture, speak another language or are bilingual? What children’s books are there for them and their families? This group, until recently, … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe Secret Lives of Bilingual Books on Huffington Post

California and Texas: Leaders in Parent Involvement with Hispanic Parents

California and Texas: Leaders in Parent Involvement with Hispanic Parents California is home to nearly 13 million Latinos or about 36% of the state’s population while Texas can claim nearly 8 million Latinos or about 35 percent of its population. These two states also have the highest number of English language learners (ELLs) who speak Spanish in school: approximately 1.3 … Read More

Katherine Del MonteCalifornia and Texas: Leaders in Parent Involvement with Hispanic Parents

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

Katherine Del MonteNew Fact Book on Hispanic English Language Learners

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

Katherine Del MonteToo Small to Fail Early-Literacy Campaign

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 LCAP you need to know another acronym: LCFF, which stands for Local Control … Read More

Katherine Del MonteWhat is LCAP Funding in California?