Coordinating Services Among Title I, III and Early Childhood to Better Serve English Learners from PreK-12
This session will focus on ESSA's emphasis on the coordination among federal programs and the need to support English learners with Title I, Part A funds as well as allowance of Title III funds to be used with Pre-K ELs. Presenters will share their state's practices regarding identification of students and forging collaborative relationships between Titles I, III, and Early Childhood. They will also share examples of successful collaborative initiatives among Title I, Part A and Title III. Participants will engage in round table dialogue regarding promising practices and challenges they face in their own states.
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Terry Richard currently serves as the Title III and Title I, C Director at Delaware Department of Education and has more than 25 years educational experience related to ELs. She is past president of the National Council of State Title III Directors, a member of the WIDA Executive and Resarch Committees, National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education Board Member, Delaware Hispanic Commission Education Subcommittee Chair, Delaware Migrant Seasonal and Agricultural Worker Council Chair, and former Interstate Migrant Educaition Council Board Member. Terry's professional educator history includes international teaching in Honduras.