Creating a Title III Program at your District

Creating a Title III Program at your District-

The U.S. Department of Education requires that public schools and state agencies act to overcome the language barriers that impede equal participation by students in their instructional programs.

In a letter dated January 7, 2015 titled Dear Colleague Letter: English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents, The U.S. Department of Education comments:

“Ensuring that SEAs and school districts are equipped with the tools and resources to meet their responsibilities to LEP students, who are now more commonly referred to as English Learner (EL) students or English Language Learner students, is as important today as it was then. EL students are now enrolled in nearly three out of every four public students, and all students, have equal access to a high-quality education and the opportunity to achieve their full academic potential. We applaud those working to ensure equal educational opportunities for EL students, as well as the many schools and communities creating programs that recognize the heritage languages of EL students as valuable assets to preserve.”

The Latino Family Literacy Project™ specializes in programs for English Learners and Parent Involvement. We can train staff to provide programs for parents at your school, and we help teachers to understand the Hispanic parents using a whole new framework for participation. Our focus is to help parents learn to read with their children and develop English vocabulary together as a family.

The books in our program are published by Lectura Books and are designed to engage English Learner parents by structuring the culturally relevant stories and vocabulary review in each book to assist parents in accomplishing their goals with reading with their children and teaching vocabulary.

If you would like to schedule a teacher workshop at your district, please contact The Latino Family Literacy Project™ at: 1-877-LECTURA or by email.