Most educators, parents and community members have heard the term Title 1 School thrown loosely around, but what is it? Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
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 1 funds used?
Title 1 funds can be used to improve curriculum, make available instructional activities, provide counseling services, increase parental involvement, increase staff and support program improvement. In summary, Title 1 funds provide services and educational programs to help students achieve.