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What is Title One...

Title I Part A provides assistance to improve the teaching and learning of children in high-poverty schools to enable those children to meet challenging State academic content and performance standards. It is the largest elementary and secondary education program in the Federal government.

Title I reaches about 12.5 million students enrolled in both public and private schools. Title I funds may be used for children from preschool age to high school, but most of the students served (65 percent) are in grades 1 through 6; and another 12 percent are in preschool and kindergarten programs.

Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and amplify efforts to improve teaching and learning for students farthest from meeting State standards. Individual schools may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Schools choosing not to operate a schoolwide program, offer a "targeted assistance program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging performance standards, then designs, in consultation with parents, staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Both schoolwide and targeted assistance programs are to be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. 

Source: http://www.lausd.net/District_2/title1.htm

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Purpose Of Title One

The purpose of Title I and EIA-SCE funds is to meet the educational needs of children in low-income households and children in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children.  Participants include students who are at risk of failing, disabled, and English learners.

Source: LAUSD Budget Handbook 2009-2010