What is Title 1?
Title 1 is a federally funded program under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The purpose of Title 1 is to enable all children to meet high academic standards. This is accomplished by providing meaningful and challenging opportunities for student learning.
Under Title 1 legislation, schools and families form partnerships to help students who need support in meeting high academic standards. Congress has provided this financial assistance to qualifying school districts since 1965.
Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. Children learn language by interacting with their parents. In addition, parents influence their child's educational attitudes, habits and interests. Title 1 parents build a close, cooperative partnership. Parents help to plan and review their school and district Title 1 program. Parents are encouraged to participate in Title 1 family events that support the joy of learning together.