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Grade 5 October 2020 Newsletter

Title 1 Information
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What is Title I?
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is the largest federally funded education program that provides extra support to students who are academically at-risk in public and private schools.  Through Title I, the government allocates funds to school districts around the country based on the number of low-income families in each district.  Title I funds are designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers.  The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. There are two models for Title I programs:

Schoolwide Programs
School-wide programs allow for all students and families in high poverty school zones (over 40% poverty) to be eligible for Title I services.  Title I schoolwide programs is based on a comprehensive plan of academic support that details how all instruction, assessment resources, and highly qualified teachers support the academic achievement of all students.

Targeted Assisted Programs
All Title I resources and support are focused on an identified group of students and families.  In Targeted Assisted Programs, all instruction, resources, and a highly qualified staff support the improved academic achievement for the identified students and families.

What are the Benefits of Title I?
A Title I program will provide your child with educational support beyond the regular classroom.  Some benefits may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Increased parental involvement
  • Increase in technology
  • Smaller classes or specialized instruction spaces
  • Additional teachers and aides 
  • Additional training for school staff
  • Extra time for instruction
  • A variety of teaching methods and materials

*Information obtained from the Charles County Board of Education, Title One Department. October 2009