ESSA Increases State DSS Funding

Every Student Succeeds Act – ESSA In December of 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the latest update to federal education law and a bipartisan bill that aims to repair “the overuse of standardized tests and one-size-fits all mandates” and to empower “states and school districts to develop their own strategies for improvement.” One provision of … Read More

Katherine Del MonteESSA Increases State DSS Funding

Where are All the English Learners?

English Language Learners – ELLs English Language Learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing section of the U.S. student population today. The National Council of Teachers of English shares that “ELLs now comprise 10.5 percent of the nation’s K–12 enrollment, up from 5 percent in 1990.” While ELLs are a diverse group of students who have varying socio-economic standing and language … Read More

Katherine Del MonteWhere are All the English Learners?

New Jersey Focus on Parent Engagement for English Learners

New Jersey Focus on Parent Engagement for English Learners “Research indicates a strong association between parent involvement with a child’s education both at home and at school and student performance in school. Engaging parents is particularly important for English learners and students from low‐income families.  In fact, greater parent involvement is correlated with higher student test scores and better grades for … Read More

Katherine Del MonteNew Jersey Focus on Parent Engagement for English Learners