Funding recently approved by the Hamilton County Board of Education will provide resources for students learning English as a second language.
The more than $16,000 approved unanimously on Sept. 17 is from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III, Part A program — aimed to improve the education of English language learners by helping them meet state academic standards.
According to a summary breakdown from the school district, the majority of the money — more than $13,000 — will go toward instructional supplies.
The supplies, district officials said, are software programs like ELLevation, Rosetta Stone Classroom, and Flocabulary. The remainder of the funding will go toward teacher salaries and benefits.
Boston-based ELLevation is a distance learning tool that serves 450,000 English Language Learners across 260 school districts in 30 states. Flocabulary, founded in Brooklyn, is known for its online educational hip hop songs and videos. Virginia-based Rosetta Stone gives students