This program focuses on promoting school-wide reform in high-poverty schools and ensuring students' access to scientifically- based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.
Title I provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low-performing schools, while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable those students to receive a high-quality education.
Title I funds must be used in addition to District and State funds.
All of the services students would receive in the absence of Title I must be in place before Title I funds are used.
Title I supports school efforts to ensure:
- All children meet challenging academic standards
- All children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education
- Offers additional resources for high poverty schools to enhance educational opportunities for disadvantaged students
Title I provides flexible funding that may be used for:
- Additional instructional staff
- Professional development
- Extended-time programs
- Other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools