What does Title I mean?
Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, it provides over $14 billion to school systems across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty. Originally, the idea of Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students. The policy was rewritten in 1994 to improve fundamental goals of helping at-risk students.
What is the purpose of Title 1 funding?
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the purpose of Title 1 funding, "is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments."
How are Title I funds used?
CHES uses Title 1 funds to improve curriculum, instructional activities, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funds assist the school in meeting the educational goals of all students. Title 1 funds support supplemental instruction in reading, math, science and social studies. This information is shared with parents in the annual Title I budget planning meeting and again in the Annual Title I meeting held in September of each calendar school year.
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