4 Ways Your School can Meet the Needs of Multilingual Families under ESSA
by Crystal Gammon, on Aug 10, 2021 4:37:35 PM
In the United States, there are an estimated 4.9 million children who speak a language other than English when they arrive at school (Mitchell, 2020). It is becoming harder and harder for parents to receive the communication they need about their student’s education, despite the fact that they have a right to their students’ academic information under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 (Education Week, 2017). In this article I will tell you 4 ways that Bloomz can help your school use communication to meet the needs of multilingual students and families.
1. Communicate in many languages at once
Effective parent communication is essential for ensuring student success under ESSA. Sharing updates, informing parents of standards and new curriculum, and more can be done quickly and easily from your Bloomz app.
2. Bloomz translation can improve communication
There are many languages to choose from with Bloomz translation. Families can translate blogs and posts about school events and academics. Bloomz translation has more than 80 languages to choose from. Translation is quick, easy, and accurate to ensure no meaning is lost in the translation. Parents can communicate with the teacher in their native language and teachers can translate without using an outside app.
3. No Limit in length or formatting
With Bloomz, you can send essential communication to families without losing formatting or having to cut out information. Parents can say informed on the essential curriculum information as well as learn how your school is improving their child’s learning experience.
4. Be transparent and direct.
Through the ESSA schools are mandated to be transparent and communicate with stakeholders. With Bloomz, you can make communication transparent and simple. Use the #ESSA hashtag to alert parents of ESSA communication relevant to their student.
How do you use Bloomz to communicate with stakeholders about ESSA?
- Mitchell, C. (2020). The nation’s English-language population has surged: 3 things to know.