Parent and Family Engagement and ESSA

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is a reauthorization of the educational standards set forth through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965. The ESSA puts into place provisions aimed at helping low-income and underprivileged children succeed in school and chief among this legislative groundwork is a sharp focus on the role of parent and family engagement in … Read More

5 Important Things to Know About Title I

Title I (Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA) provides funding specifically for local education agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families. In order to better understand how Title 1 affects schools and families, read on to learn five important things about Title 1. What is Parental Involvement under … Read More

Understanding the Local Control Funding Formula

California’s Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) is a new body of legislation that seeks to simplify the vital process of funding kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) schools and to make it more efficient at helping schools support their student populations. This new methodology for the state’s complex school finance system was presented as part of the 2013-14 Budget Act. Where … Read More

3 Ways Bilingual Books Benefit Spanish Speaking Parents

Books that are bilingual are excellent resources for Spanish speaking parents and their children. By including and honoring two languages, these books welcome and invite native Spanish speaking adults to develop their English literacy alongside their children. Here are three ways that bilingual books can serve Spanish speaking parents: Parents Will Learn Vocabulary Along With Their Children: Spanish speaking parents … Read More

Teacher workshops for working with English learners

Lectura Books offers award-winning books and parent programs and provides teacher workshops for working with English learners. Parents are an important piece of the puzzle in our education system but many schools still struggle with how to work with parents, and especially with Spanish-speaking parents. Working with parents can be particularly rewarding when you fully understand the challenges, interests, and … Read More

Texas Library Association selects two Lectura Books’ bilingual titles

Texas Library Association recently announced their Tejas Star Reading List for 2014-2015 selection and two of Lectura Books’ bilingual book titles made the list! Letters Forever Letters Forever – Letters Forever is an Elementary bilingual book about a young girl in San Antonio, Texas who misses her grandfather, who lives in Vera Cruz, Mexico. One day, she cannot take it … Read More