Helping Children by Reaching Out to Parents with Books

Generally, children who are exposed to language and reading at a very young age are more likely to have a chance to excel in their educational pursuits. The New York Times (NYT) shares that Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman said, “The greatest barrier to college education is not high tuitions or the risk of student debt; it’s in the skills … Read More

Katherine Del MonteHelping Children by Reaching Out to Parents with Books

Parental Engagement Resources for Hispanic Parents

One of the biggest obstacles to student achievement is a lack of parental involvement in a child’s academic pursuits. For Hispanic students, this can be a challenge to negotiate due to the difficulties their parents sometimes face when it comes to finding the proper outlets or resources to engage in a meaningful manner. At the heart of the problem is … Read More

Katherine Del MonteParental Engagement Resources for Hispanic Parents

What Can Title III Funds be Used for in Parent Involvement Efforts?

Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the funding component that gives states the necessary financial resources to develop standards-based learning initiatives and programs for English Language Learners (ELLs) in the form of subgrants. These funds are designed to improve the academic outcomes toward English language proficiency and the school districts that benefit from these subgrants … Read More

Katherine Del MonteWhat Can Title III Funds be Used for in Parent Involvement Efforts?

Parental Involvement and the Impact on School Success

Parental Involvement and the Impact on School Success There is little debate that a parent’s engagement in a child’s learning is highly beneficial. A number of studies have shown the extent of the positive impacts that healthy parental involvement can provide with marked improvements in attendance, behavioral patterns, and social skills, as well as better grades and test scores, resulting … Read More

Katherine Del MonteParental Involvement and the Impact on School Success

The Hidden Resource for School Success: Spanish-speaking parents.

Parents send their kids off to school each day, supporting the educational journey for their kids to acquire an education for a better life. But with the changing demographics in today’s America, how can Spanish-speaking parents realistically help their kids with academic success if the school work comes home in English? The Hispanic population is the fastest growing population in … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe Hidden Resource for School Success: Spanish-speaking parents.