To our Fellow Colleagues

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the National Council for State Title III Directors (NCSTIIID). It’s a tremendous honor to be serving as NCSTIIID’s president for the 2016-17 year, and I am really looking forward to getting to working collaboratively with each of you during the upcoming year.

The NCSTIIID serves as the voice of ELs, representing SEAs and LEAs across the United States. You can be part of this voice! Learn more in the “Join NCSTIIID” section below.

What’s ahead? This is a time of unique opportunities and challenges as states work with the US Department of Education to develop and implement the new education law—Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Executive Board has been working closely with USED to ensure that the needs of ELs are represented as states transition to ESSA. It is crucial that the Title III network continue to work collectively to advocate for ELs and their families and that we develop a common and powerful collective voice during the upcoming months and years ahead. To that end we have planned several opportunities for our current and prospective members to engage in the NCSTIIID work.

Webinars: (10:00-11:30 am ET, 11:00-12:30 CT, 12:00-1:30 PT)

* October 18, 2016

Coming together to support English Learners: A networking opportunity for LEAs, SEAs and EL Advocates. Come and meet the Board, learn about our initiatives planned for this year and find ways to get yourself involved! Join us for the kick off webinar October 18, 2016 from 10:00-11:30 am ET/11:00-12:30 CT, 12:00-1:30 PT. Register

* January 19, 2017

* April 13, 2017

The first webinar will be open to the public and archived on the NCSTIIID web site. Future offerings will be advertised to members only and archived in members only section of the web site.

Annual Meeting: SAVE THE DATE

The NCSTIIID Annual Meeting will be in partnership with the Council of Greater City Schools Bilingual Director’s Meeting, held May 15 – 17, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. All NCSTIIID members are invited to attend!

We are seeking to build our membership base and to have every state represented as a member of the NCSTIIID through their SEA voting member as well as LEA non-voting members. (See more information about membership below.) The stronger our membership the stronger our collective voice on behalf of ELs and their families in our states and local communities. Please join or renew your membership and urge your colleagues to become members and make your voice heard. I look forward to seeing you and meeting you in person at our Annual Meeting in Los Angeles in May.

Jobi Lawrence
National Council of State Title III Directors

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