About the Title I Program
Title I is a federal grant reauthorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001. The purpose of this legislation is "to help the neediest schools and students reach the same challenging standards expected of all children" (Public Law 107-110). The Title I grant addresses four major goals:
- Improve language arts strategies and skills.
- Develop mathematics concepts and skills.
- Promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Encourage family involvement in the education of children.
Schools are eligible for Title I funds based on the percent of low-income students. In FCPS, the elementary schools with the highest level of poverty receive funding that is used for positions and resources to meet the needs of their students.