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 Title III, Part A: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students

Title III, Part A: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as Amended under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) P.L. 115-141, enacted March 23, 2018, awards subgrants to eligible Local Education Agencies (LEA) “to help ensure that English learners (ELs), including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English.” [Sec. 3102 (1)] School districts with EL populations larger than the minimum threshold receive direct Title III, Part A allocations, while school districts with EL populations less than the minimum are eligible to form or join a Title III-A Regional LEA consortium in order to meet the minimum threshold collectively and thus receive an allocation. (See Consortia resources here.

For more information about Georgia’s EL Entrance and Exit Criteria and information about Georgia’s ESOL Language Program follow this link to the State ESOL Language Program Webpage.

Communicating with Parents


Title III in the ESSA

New for Districts

Federal Programs Links

 Contact Information


Regional Contact List: by State Map​ or FY20 LEAs by Regional Specialist​ 

Dr. Margaret (Meg) Baker
Title III, Part A Program Manager

Title III, Part A Questions & Support      

(678) 794-3695

Regional Specialists

Dr. Adria Griffin                                            Title III Program Specialist - Northeast Region                                      678-416-1273

Ms. Dely Roberts
Title III Program Specialist – Central Region

Tammie Smith
Title III Program Specialist – South Region

Mr. David Tucker
Title III Program Specialist – Northwest Region​