Title I Program
On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). NCLB is based on four basic principles that have led to higher standards and increased achievement. These principles are stronger accountability for results, greater flexibility for States and Communities, more choices for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work. Title I is the part of NCLB that supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning of students.
What is Title I?
It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year.
Who does Title I serve?
Title I serves children in eligible schools, ages 5-17, that are identified most in need of educational help to meet the state standards.
How does Title I work?
The federal government provides funding to the states each year for Title I. The State Educational Agencies (SEA) send the money to school districts based on the number of low-income families. The local school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I resources.
What do Title I programs offer?
Title I programs vary across our district. Programs provide a number of different services. The programs:
- strive to help students become proficient in reading and math by scheduling support instruction beyond the regular classroom;
- help students meet state and district standards;
- foster a positive attitude toward learning;
- instill life-long learning skills;
- assist students in discovering how they learn;
- encourage parental involvement in family literacy through school and district activities
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