Title I Overview


The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was signed into law by President Bush on January 8, 2002. The law contains many provisions designed to increase educational opportunities for children, especially those that come from families with lower incomes or that need more academic assistance. Further details about the law, its national implementation and its provisions are available online at No Child Left Behind Website. Click Here for the U.S. Department of Education's "Building on Results: A Blueprint for Strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act" Title I is a federally funded program which provides services to schools based on student economic need. Schools are ranked according to percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunches and are funded in descending order until funds are depleted. All Clayton county public schools are Title I schools and are categorized as school wide and targeted assistance programs. A school wide program permits schools to use resources to upgrade the entire educational program of the school and to raise academic achievement for all the students. A Title I targeted assistance program permits schools to use funds to supplement educational services for eligible children who are failing or at risk of failing to meet State standards. Every Title I school has:

* A comprehensive needs assessment of the school
* Proven methods and strategies for student learning, teaching, and school management based on scientific research and effective practices
* Instruction by highly qualified teachers
* High quality, ongoing, professional development based on scientifically based research for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals
* Strategies to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers to high need schools
* Strategies to increase parent involvement, such as family literacy services
* Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs
* Measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments
* Activities to ensure that students having difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards shall be provided with effective, timely, additional assistance
* Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs

Katrina Thompson
Director of Federal Programs
1058 Fifth Avenue Jonesboro, GA 30236
[email protected]
Phone: 678-817-3081
Fax: 770-473-2711

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