• 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 additional training for staff.
    During the 2011-2012 school year, North Carolina requested a waiver to receive flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the current federal education law.  The ESEA Flexibility Waiver provides relief from Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) timelines, school improvement and accountability requirements. Recently, the United States Department of Public Education (USED) approved the  waiver which will provide local school districts the opportunity to improve student learning.  Additionally, school districts will be better able to develop rigorous and comprehensive plans, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction. 
Last Modified on October 7, 2021