What is Title I?
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools. The purpose of the Title I program is to help at-risk students meet the state's challenging academic content and performance standards. Schools qualify for Title I funds based on economic need. The Title I program offers a variety of services for participating schools, which may include additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes, and professional development for staff and parents/families.