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

See What Parents Have to Say About attending a Literacy Program

See What Parents Have Say About attending a Literacy Program When parents attend a meaningful literacy program, they really enjoy it. Especially when they receive books and materials and coaching on how to use the books with their children. Everything starts to change for the positive and they learn English skills in class with the teacher and with their own … Read More

Katherine Del MonteSee What Parents Have to Say About attending a Literacy Program

California’s LLCF and LCAP for local control

California’s LLCF and LCAP for local control What is the LLCF and what is LCAP? Signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2013, the Local Control Funding Formula (LLCF) is a new law that dramatically changes the way California school districts spends their funds on education. The new law allows school districts more authority in deciding how education dollars are spent, … Read More

Katherine Del MonteCalifornia’s LLCF and LCAP for local control

Middle / High Parent Involvement for College Awareness

There are many ways for parents to be involved with kids in Preschool and Elementary grades, but what about when kids are in middle school and high school at the very time in their lives when their developmental age is naturally pushing their parents away? In the middle and high school years, students may be seeking more autonomy from their … Read More

Katherine Del MonteMiddle / High Parent Involvement for College Awareness

The Power of Parent Involvement

We review research on parent involvement on an ongoing basis. In reviewing the research, major educational studies, and overviews of the evidence, it is clear that parent involvement works and is a powerful determinant in whether or not a child succeeds in school. The overwhelming research also concludes that the collaboration between parents and schools is the way to academic … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe Power of Parent Involvement

Family Phonics™: A New ELL Parent Engagement Tool

Family Phonics™ is a new program and tool for engaging English-language learner (ELL) parents helps schools provide a fun and effective approach for Parent Engagement with the parents of English Learners. Family Phonics™ is our newest program that helps ESL teachers who work with Spanish speaking parents so that parents can learn basic phonemic awareness, in order to help their … Read More

Katherine Del MonteFamily Phonics™: A New ELL Parent Engagement Tool

Reaching Out To Hispanic Parents to Improve Family Reading

Reaching Out to Hispanic Parents to Improve Family Reading & Parent Involvement. Simple to follow suggestions. Research shows that parent involvement in their children’s education is one of the most important barometers for academic success and increasingly seen as an essential element of a school’s programming, and there is 30 years of support research. The most important skill that a … Read More

Katherine Del MonteReaching Out To Hispanic Parents to Improve Family Reading