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Cape Gazette
Cape Gazette

Date: December 31, 2018

Rehoboth Elementary hosts second round of family literacy programs

With support from the community and school staff, Khara Bauer and Sue Lore hosted families for seven weeks to increase their skills in both English and Spanish. The class focused on reading bilingual stories to create a culture of reading at home, and enhance Spanish vocabulary for children and English vocabulary for parents.

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University North Texas
University of North Texas

Date: July 2018

UNT shares SUCCESS with English language learners and families and provides The Latino Family Literacy Project

The first year of a $2.7 million grant that gets University of North Texas’ College of Education working with teachers of English language learners in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District and uses the books and curricula from The Latino Family Literacy Project, published by Lectura Books.
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El Paso Herald
El Paso Herald Post

Date: July 5, 2018

Socorro ISD’s Latino Family Literacy Project Celebrates Families, Reading

More than 200 parents were recently honored by the Socorro Independent School District’s Bilingual Department for their participation in the Latino Family Literacy Project.
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Western Slope Now
Western Slope Now

Date: March 20, 2018

Biliteracy Program to Help Latino Families

One school is helping Grand Valley Latino families improve their child’s education at no cost. Parents reading aloud, Telma, The Little Ant, a bilingual book is helping children with their literacy skills
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The Folsom Telegraph
The Folsom Telegraph

Date: February 28, 2018

FCUSD receives $1.2 million for early education

Folsom Cordova Unified School District’s Early Childhood Education Program was recently rewarded a grant amounting in $1,247,457 to be used for school readiness educational services. For the past 12 years, FCUSD has been participating with First 5 California where they receive funds every three years for their early education programs.
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The Ceres Courier
The Ceres Courier

Date: February 21, 2018

Lily Madrigal has been chosen to represent Stanislaus County in the 2018 State “Classified School Employees of the Year” program.

Lily Madrigal is considered a crucial member of the Hughson Elementary campus and Hughson community as she both serves as a paraprofessional at the Language Learning Center where she assists second-language learners with the obstacles they face. As the coordinator at the Health Start Center, she works with parents with young children. She also has served as the PTC president, chair of the Bond Oversight Committee, board member for the Hughson Education Foundation, and member of the Student Attendance Review Board. Madrigal helps to organize and lead the Latino Literacy Program and Parent Help classes.

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Date: February 12, 2018

Lakewood’s Oscar Orellana is a guidance counselor, coach, literacy volunteer and immigrant advocate.

Let’s see. On Sunday mornings, he coaches in a sports league for children with disabilities. On Monday nights, he helps run a literacy program for Latino families.

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El Paso Herald Post
The Daily Telescope

Date: January 3, 2018

University of North Texas (UNT) will collaborate with The Latino Family Literacy Project for 5 years

Beginning this month, The Latino Family Literacy Project will collaborate with the University of North Texas (UNT) for 5 years and will bring its award-winning parent involvement program for English Learners to 15 elementary schools in the Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) to train 150 in-service and pre-service teachers.

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El Paso Herald Post
El Paso Herald Post

Date: July 11, 2017

Socorro ISD Honors Parents who Participated in Latino Family Literacy Project

The Socorro Independent School District recently recognized more than 125 parents who participated in the Latino Family Literacy Project during the 2016-2017 school year.

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Cape Gazette
Cape Gazette

Date: April 1, 2017

CHEF Announces Spring Teaching Excellence Grants

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation recently announced 15 grants totaling $10,536 to help Cape Henlopen School District teachers provide new educational resources for their students.

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Press: Williams hosts Family Literacy for Hispanic parents
Williams Review

February 16, 2017

Williams Elementary Hosts The Latino Family Literacy Project

Williams parents have gone back to primary school to learn how to inspire their children to love reading, writing, and art.

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Piney Woods News
Piney Woods News

Date: February 11, 2017

South Marshall Hosts Latino Family Literacy Project
Mrs. Zaragoza, Mrs. Collazo and Mrs. Avelar have been leading the Latino Family Literacy program at South Marshall STEM Academy. The program is brought in from the Marshall ISD Bilingual/ESL Department.

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College: The Latino Dream’ is Sept. 24 in Texarkana
THK Today

Date: September 19, 2016

‘College: The Latino Dream’ is Sept. 24 in Texarkana

The Texarkana Independent School District, Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana have developed a long-term partnership to provide students and families with tools for higher education.

The group’s first event, “College: The Latino Dream,” is set for Saturday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.

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The Huntsville Item
The Huntsville Item

May 8, 2016

Family Involvement Makes Schools, Students More Successful

School is more than reading, writing and arithmetic. School is a place where children prepare for their life journey. Schools help children build intellectual, social and emotional relationships, and physical skills.

Educating our students takes a partnership between parents, community and educators in an effort to meet students’ needs. Success in partnering with parents depends on creating a school culture that welcomes all parents.

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Micromedia Publications Inc
Micromedia Publications Inc.

Date: April 19, 2016

The Latino Family Literacy Project Now In Lakewood

The Latino Family Literacy Project (LFLP) is currently being held in the Lakewood School District. This is a nationwide program which extends literacy skills to parents, so that they in turn can assist their children. It is an effort to get families, educators, and communities working together in order to improve teaching and learning.

The award winning program teaches and encourages parents to read with their children and establish a successful family reading schedule at home.

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April 18, 2016

GOOD MORNING: The heart of Latino literacy

Earlier this month, Mayes Elementary School in Denison finished a literacy program for Latino families to understand the importance of reading and help parents learn English vocabulary and grammar. It’s been a few weeks since I wrote about the Mayes Latino Literacy Project but it’s an experience that cannot be easily forgotten.

Fifteen families met every Thursday night for an hour and a half to read picture books in Spanish. After reading the story in class, parents brought the book home to read with their children in both languages. Just like their children, the parents were also responsible for homework assignments to help them learn English.

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Herald Democrat

Date: April 3, 2016

‘Cuentos Familiares’: Mayes Latino Literacy Project helps parents to read with children

When her daughter first enrolled in the bilingual pre-kindergarten program at Mayes Elementary School in Denison, Edith Vasquez had only been in the U.S. for a short time. Not knowing how to speak English, Vazquez would drop her daughter off in the cafeteria and leave quietly. Since enrolling in the Mayes Latino Literacy Project, Vasquez is no longer afraid to greet teachers in the cafeteria with a “good morning” in English.

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Hamilton Pulse

Date: March 21, 2016
Kisthardt Elementary School had its first Latino Family Literacy Project Night October 3, 2012.

This new initiative was implemented in response to our growing Latino communities and the need to have effective literacy programs tailored to meet the needs of Latino parents and children. All Title One elementary schools in Hamilton Township School District will take part in this new endeavor.


Date: January 14, 2016

Boosting the role of parents of English learners in preschools

Selene Ramirez has a lot on her plate caring for her three children and two nieces who live at her home in Buena Park, near Anaheim, but she finds the time to spend 15 minutes every day with each child – reading, writing or working on crafts.
A few years ago, Ramirez, who came to the United States from Nayarit, Mexico, about 13 years ago, was unsure about how best to help her children and nieces – now ages 4 to 9 – prepare for school. But a twice-a-week parent-and-toddler class called the Early Literacy and Math Program, run by the nonprofit organization Think Together, gave her additional tools.

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Southern California Latino Policy
Southern California Latino Policy Center

Date: November 17, 2015

Rethinking Family Engagement for Successful Learning
The power of parent engagement and the impact it has on a student’s academic success has rid doubt of even the most skeptic. But the debate about effective parent engagement strategies – even about what constitutes parent engagement – continues to divide.
Through our research and interviews we have come to some conclusions we hope will be useful to education policymakers in this region. We’ve learned that in order to be effective, Parent Engagement should:…

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Stu News Laguna
Stu News Laguna

Date: October 15, 2015

Latino Family Literacy Project and technology training for Spanish-speaking parents begin February 12 & 13
The Latino Family Literacy Project begins this February at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The twelve-week program is held every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. LBUSD School Community Liaison Javier Diaz coordinates the interactive parent-child program designed to help develop family reading routines and vocabulary development for Latino parents and their children.

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Taylor Elementary hosts Hispanic literacy program
Cleburne Times-Review

Date: October 15, 2015

Taylor Elementary hosts Hispanic literacy program
Learning how to read is difficult, but it’s even more difficult when there’s a language barrier. Jack Taylor Elementary School in Burleson hosts a Latino Family Literacy Project from 5-7 p.m. every Tuesday at the JTES library.

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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Latino Family Literacy Blog

Date: September 15, 2015

The White House Selects The Latino Family Literacy Project™ for Bright Spot in Hispanic Education
The White House announced on September 15th that The Latino Family Literacy Project™ is one of the Bright Spots in Excellence for Hispanic Education. The Project was selected because it offers a culturally relevant and bilingual approach to parent involvement…

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The Reedly Exponent
The Reedley Exponent

Date: July 29, 2015

KCUSD budget for ’16 is $107.6m
With a 2015-16 budget of $107.6 million, the Kings Canyon Unified School District will increase its focus on students who need more support while boosting its technology to enhance education.

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California School News
California School News

Date: July 15, 2015

National Biliteracy Program Teacher of the year is MUSD’s Alicia Ramos
MONTEBELLO – The Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education (ATDLE) has named Alicia Ramos, a fifth- grade teacher at La Merced Elementary School, its 2015 Teacher of the Year. With 20 years of teaching experience as a bilingual and two-way bilingual immersion teacher, Ramos is considered an outstanding educator dedicated to ensuring that her students and families are firmly on the path toward reaching biliteracy goals.

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Mid Valley News

Date: July 8, 2015

Latino Family Literacy Project Helps Mountain View School District
The Mountain View School District continues to provide parents and families with educational experiences to support their child’s success in school. A valuable program offered this year for parents and families at a few schools was the Latino Family Literacy Project.

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The Colorado Citizen

Date: February 10, 2015

Columbus Elementary is Bridging Communication Gaps

“To me, communication is big. That’s why we offer it…to have communication with all stakeholders,” said school principal, Terri Tomlinson said.

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Selma Enterprise

Date: Dec. 10, 2014

Weekly Reading Sessions with Parents foster Reading with Parents and Kids

“If the children see their parents reading, they’ll want to read even more. A side benefit is it brings the family closer together,” said school principal, Sandra Aguilera.

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Hamilton Township Online News

Date: November 24, 2014
Kisthardt Elementary Holds Latino Family Literacy Project Night
All Title One elementary schools in Hamilton Township School District will take part in this new endeavor. This is just one approach the school district is developing to build stronger schools and community connections.

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Selma Enterprise

Date: October 29, 2014

Support for bilingual education grows as population shifts.

The Lake Travis school district implemented two new programs this semester designed to increase the success of Spanish-speaking students.

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Latina Style Magazine

Date: Oct. 17, 2014

Boy Zorro and The Bully Book helps tackle Bullying Epidemic
Every day Benny Lopez woke up looking for a way to help people. One day he finds a mask and wears it while helping an elderly lady crosses a busy street. With that act of grace, he becomes Boy Zorro—defender of good.

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Dinuba Sentinel

Date: Oct. 16, 2014

Parents Praise Literacy Program – Latino Family Literacy project helps children succeed

Parents thanked Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District board members at last Thursday’s meeting for having a family literacy program to help their children succeed in school.

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Al Dia News

Date: Sep. 17, 2014

Bilingual books connect Latino families
While dropout rates and poverty levels for Latinos have decreased in recent years, they are still more than double the rates of whites in the U.S. Katherine Del Monte wants to change that by tackling illiteracy, starting with children’s books that are written with more than kids in mind.

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Chicago Tribune

Date: Sep. 09, 2014

More Funding for Reading Program Awarded for The Latino Family Literacy Project™ in Palatine
Kindergartners needing extra help in Community Consolidated School District 15 are getting new books in their classroom libraries, and Latino families had a new location for a program to help them help their children.

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News West 9

Date: September, 2014

Ector-County I Makes Improvements after TEA Visits
Ector-County I graduates parents in The Latino Family Literacy Project™ as a response to a TEA visit last year.

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District Fifteen Educational Foundation

Date: Aug. 26, 2014

DFEF grants fund Latino Family Literacy, extended-day kindergarten libraries
Earlier this summer, the District Fifteen Educational Foundation announced that it has funded two new grants that further its mission to enhance and supplement the educational experience of District 15’s students.

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Selma Enterprise

Date: May 8, 2014

Parents are Learners in Selma School Project

“This is an organization that provides training and curriculum working with Latino families,” principal Rosa Baly said. “It’s to promote reading, family literacy and English-language development.”

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The Orange County Register

Date: March 13, 2014

Latino Family Literacy Project Teacher wins Teacher of the Year
Sophia Derrig, a bilingual instructor, started the school’s Latino Family Literacy Project, an after-school workshop for parents, and is a mentor for the school’s Gang Reduction and Intervention Program.

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NJ com

Date: December 20, 2013

Latino Literacy Program Helps Bayonne Families Learn English Together
Over a semester of 10 classes held Wednesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., a community of Latino parents navigate the same halls that their children do, in an effort to improve their literacy, hopefully bridge the cultural gap and help both parent and child transition into the mainstream.

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CBS19 TV (KYTX – Tyler Texas)

Date: May 29, 2013

5 Rural Libraries in Texas offer The Latino Family Literacy Project™
The six weeks Summer Latino Family Literacy project kicks off the first week of June for children and adult family members at five rural libraries in East Texas.

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Date: Apr. 03, 2013

Latino Family Literacy Project builds family connections at Hamilton schools
Latino parents learned how to promote reading within their families with the help of bilingual teachers. This past fall, Greenwood, Kisthardt, Klockner, Kuser, Lalor, McGalliard, and Wilson elementary schools took part in the Latino Family Literacy Project, a national campaign that was created to provide a literacy program tailored to meet the needs of parents and children in growing Latino communities.

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The Trentonian News

Date: Apr. 02, 2013

Hamilton schools embrace Latino Literacy Project
The township has been experiencing an influx of Latino residents. This is evident by the various Latino-owned businesses opening, and the changing demographics in schools. According to the US Census, Hamilton’s Latino population doubled from 5.13% of the overall population in 2000, to 10.87% in 2010.

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Town Topics – Princeton’s Weekly Community Newspaper

Date: Jan 01, 2013

Latinos en Progreso Program Leading to Success at JWMS
The Princeton Public School (PPS) system has numerous ways of engaging parents in their children’s education. Its website offers a wealth of information about personnel, programs, calendars, and events, as well as online access to student information through a Power School portal that allows parents to follow their children’s academic progress and eases communication between student, home, and school.

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0 to 5 Fresno

Date: March 21, 2012

Strong Families – Culture, Tradition and Literacy
Reading with children is just one of the activities encouraged in the after- school program in Orange Cove. Rachel Aguilar is a teacher with the program designed to establish family reading routines. “Our goal is to work with parents, to have a partnership with parents so they understand their role in the literacy, in literacy and all of the important things they can do at home when it comes to helping our kids to become literate and be successful in school.”

signal SCV

Date: January 3, 2012

East Side Story: A literacy project for parents
Kenny Martinez admits he hasn’t always been as involved with his kids as he could have been.
The 30-year-old from Saugus works during the day, and when he came home he let his pre-schooler and first-grader play on their own.
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Fair Oaks - Carmichael Patch
Fair Oaks – Carmichael Patch

Date: October 26, 2011

Cameron Ranch Hosts Latino Family Literacy Project
An instructor read from a book in Spanish on Tuesday morning at and had her students repeat after her. Next the teacher said phrases in English and had the students repeat those. But the students weren’t children; they were Cameron Ranch parents who are taking part in the school’s Latino Family Literacy Project.
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Kilgore News Herald
Kilgore News Herald

Date: December 12, 2009

Latino Family Literacy Project Celebration
The Latino Family Literacy Project hosted by Kilgore Intermediate School concluded a nine week program for parents of Spanish speaking students with a celebration meal and awards presented by Andy Adams, KIS Principal and Joy Swetnam, KISD ESL Director.
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Houston Chronicle

Date: June 04, 2009

Latino Family Literacy Program promotes parental involvement
To help promote literacy among students, Fort Bend Independent School District parents are taking part in the Latino Family Literacy Program. The program helps families develop reading routines with their children, build English language skills, and form a closer connection to their schools.
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Special to El Mensajero

Date: March 09, 2008

Reading, the true treasure of knowledge Organization promotes reading among Latino families
REDWOOD CITY – Even though Noel Murillo arrives very tired at his house after working all day in construction, he dedicates 20 minutes of his time to read to his two young children, 5 and 9 years old, before they go to bed. This is exactly the same for Angel Alvarez and his wife Marisela. Every night they dedicate around 30 minutes to read with their children.
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