The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.

PROGRAMS:

TITLE I, PART A - IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED

Purpose: To ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic achievement standards and assessments.

TITLE I, PART A - PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT 

Purpose: To have schools help parents to help their children by offering capacity-building activities through direct parental involvement in the educational process, such as homework monitoring, enhanced communication between teachers and parents (progress reports, report cards, state assessment reports, newsletters, fliers, etc.), home-visits, school-parent compacts, parental involvement policy, parents’ right to know, school choice, school improvement, and other mechanisms.

TITLE I, PART A - EDUCATION FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Purpose: The purpose of the Education for Homeless Children and Youth grant is to ensure that all homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as any non-homeless child or youth.

TITLE I, PART A – FOSTER CARE

Purpose: To ensure that children in foster care experience minimal educational disruption as the result of foster care placement and receive the same opportunities as their peers to develop the skills necessary to be successful in school and life.

TITLE I, PART A - SCHOOL CHOICE:

Purpose:  To offer families in schools that have not met state targets for improving the achievement of all students the chance to transfer their children to other public schools that have met state targets in the same district. Students will be allowed to remain at the school of choice through the last grade.