What is Title I?

  • Title I is our nation's schools' most extensive federal assistance program.  The goal of Title 1 is high-quality education for every child, so the program provides extra help for students who need it most. These children are the furthest from meeting the state's standards for all children.  The program serves millions of children in elementary and secondary schools each year. Title 1 also helps children who attend parochial and private schools. Services may be provided at a public school (this includes charter schools) or at a private or parochial school (under certain conditions).

    Title 1 can help:

    • Children do better in school--and feel better about themselves.
    • Parents understand their children better.
    • Parents can also have more say in their children's education.
    • Teachers benefit from the suggestions and support that parents offer and the satisfaction of seeing children succeed.