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Title I Information

Title I, the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, is the largest federal education program. It is intended 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. Many of the major requirements in No Child Left Behind are outlined in Title I - Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), teacher and paraprofessional requirements, accountability, sanctions for schools designated for improvement, standards and assessments, annual state report cards, professional development, and parent involvement.

Title I, begun with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, provides federal funding for schools to help students who are behind academically or at risk of falling behind.

Services can include: hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, computer labs for added instructional opportunities (hardware/software), parental involvement activities, professional development and training, the purchase of school materials and supplies, pre-kindergarten programs, and hiring teacher assistants.