Title I






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. An individual public school with poverty rate above 40 percent 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.

Fund Usage
Title I, Part A-Basic Funds Generally Offer:


  • smaller classes or special instructional spaces

  • additional teachers and aides

  • opportunities for professional development for school staff

  • a variety of supplementary teaching methods

  • an individualized program for students

  • additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction