Title I, formerly known as Chapter 1, is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and is the foundation of the amendment, No Child Left Behind. Its’ purpose is to close the achievement gap between low-income and other students.
Nearly 14,000 of the 15,000 school districts in the United States conduct Title I programs. The original purpose of Title I was additional resources to schools for remedial education for children in poverty. The 1994 reauthorization of Title I shifted the program's emphasis from remedial education to helping all disadvantaged children reach rigorous state academic standards expected of all children.
Title I funds can be used for supplemental instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, professional development and program improvement. In return, schools and states must meet accountability requirements for raising student performance.
For information about Title I programs in Birdville ISD contact
Special Services Consultant
6125 East Belknap Street
Haltom City, Texas 76117
U.S. Department of Education
Texas Education Agency