What is Title I?

It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools. The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year.

Who does Title I serve?

Title I serves children in eligible schools, ages 5-17, that are identified most in need of educational help to meet the state standards.

How does Title I work?

The federal government provides funding to the states each year for Title I. The State Educational Agencies (SEA) send the money to school districts based on the number of low-income families. The local school district identifies eligible schools and provides Title I resources.

What do Title I programs offer?

The programs vary between schools, and may include smaller class sizes, additional teachers and assistants, additional training for staff, extra time for instruction and a variety of teaching methods and materials.