Title I is a federal program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children who are disadvantaged to support a variety of services. Its overall purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.
Critical program elements include:
- Needs assessment and program plan design
- Parent involvement
- High-quality teachers and paraprofessionals
- Coordination of services for homeless students
- Support for Title I Program Focus and Priority Schools