Building Positive ELL Parent – Teacher Relationships

Building Positive ELL Parent – Teacher Relationships The avenues of communication between teachers and parents are paramount in the successful academic outcomes of a child. Without a healthy back and forth of ideas between both stakeholders, the child could potentially fall through the proverbial cracks where their learning is concerned. Teachers are tasked with educating students during the school day … Read More

Katherine Del MonteBuilding Positive ELL Parent – Teacher Relationships

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?

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

Getting Parents of English Learners Involved in California Public Schools

english learners in california California law states, “the government and the public schools of California have a moral obligation and a constitutional duty to provide all of California’s children, regardless of their ethnicity or national origins, with the skills necessary to become productive members of our society, and of these skills, literacy in the English language is among the most … Read More

Katherine Del MonteGetting Parents of English Learners Involved in California Public Schools

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

The American Tradition of Reading with Our Children

Reading with our children is as American as apple pie. This has been the bedrock strength of this country and we can’t afford to lose it. Children model their parents and it’s up to parents and teachers to show children the beauty and power of reading. If you can read, you can do almost anything because you can imagine almost … Read More

Katherine Del MonteThe American Tradition of Reading with Our Children

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 … Read More

Katherine Del MonteCreating a Title III Program at your District