The ESOL Program is funded through the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the U.S. Department of Education (www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela and www.ncela.gwu.edu) under the legislative authority of Title III, Every Student Succeeds (Formerly No Child Left Behind).
With Title III funds, the State ESOL Office provides technical assistance and training to teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders; collects data about EL students; awards Title III grants to school districts; and provides educational resources which enable teachers, parents, and administrators to help English Language Learners succeed academically and socially. Title III funds also are awarded to help eligible districts that have experienced a significant increase in enrollment of new immigrant children.
School districts can apply for Title III funds via the Consolidated Application process. (link to Con App) For specific information about the Title III 2016-17 application or Title III funds for Immigrant Children and Youth, please see the links below or contact Aaron Hughes.
Immigrant Data Collection
The Immigrant Data Collection will be available from May 2 to May 16, 2017, in the NHDOE Surveys in the Education Statistics System (ESS) in myNHDOE (https://my.doe.nh.gov/myNHDOE/Login/Login.aspx).
New Resources and Guidance:
Non-Regulatory Guidance (September 2016)
Newcomer Tool Kit (June 2016)
Every Student Succeeds Act (NH ESSA Advisory Teams)
2015 English Learner Tool Kit published by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
Chapter 1 Identifying All English Learner Students
Chapter 2 Providing English Learners with a Language Assistance Program
Chapter 3 Staffing and Supporting an EL Program
Chapter 4 Meaningful Access to Core Curricular, Extra Curricular Programs
Chapter 5 Creating an Inclusive Environment and Avoiding Unnecessary Segregation
Chapter 6 Addressing English Learners with Disabilities
Chapter 7 Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs
Chapter 8 Monitoring and Exiting English Learners from EL Programs and Services
Chapter 9 Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Districts EL Program
Chapter 10 Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents
Specific Federal Guidance:
Title III and Immigrant Children and Youth Grants
Aaron Hughes, ESOL Consultant
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