Federal Title Funds

Federal Title Programs
What are they and how do they help me?
Title I – Part A
This program provides financial assistance through State educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Unless a participating school is operating a schoolwide program, the school must focus Title I services on children who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet State academic standards. Schools enrolling at least 40 percent of students from poor families are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs that serve all children in the school.
 
Title II – Part A
The purpose of this program is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools. Local educational agencies and schools will be held accountable for improvements in student academic achievement. A vital aspect of NCLB is the nearly $3 billion in funding provided through Title II to support improving teacher quality. Title II funds can be spent on high-quality, ongoing professional development, financial incentives for teachers in high-need locations and subjects, effective mentoring and induction programs, teacher testing, teacher advancement initiatives, and many other activities that support good teachers and good teaching. These funds may be used to improve the quality of principals as well.
 
Title II – Part D
The purpose of this program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It will assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of 8th grade. It will also encourage the effective integration of technology though teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods.
 
Title III – LEP
The purpose of this program is to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students, including immigrant children and youth, develop English proficiency and meet the same challenging state academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. Schools will use these funds to implement language instruction educational programs designed to help LEP students achieve these standards. States, school districts, and schools are accountable for increasing the English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of LEP students.
 
Title V – Part A
The purpose of this program is to support local education reform efforts that are consistent with and support statewide education reform efforts. It provides funding to implement promising educational reform programs and school improvement programs based on scientifically-based research. It also provides a continuing source of innovation and educational improvement, including support programs to provide library services and instructional and media materials. The educational needs of all students, including at-risk youth, will be addressed. School districts will develop and implement education programs to improve school, student, and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class size reduction programs.
 
For additional information, contact the Division of NCLB Program Coordination at TEA Email: nclb@tea.state.tx.us
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