What Is a Title 1 School?


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A Title I school is one that qualifies for additional federal funds due to the percentage of economically disadvantaged students. The name comes from a section of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act passed in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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The goal of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is to narrow the achievement gap between low-income students and other students. Title I schools use the additional money to pay for improved curriculum, additional instructors and parental activities.

The United States has over 56,000 Title I, and they receive more than $14 billion annually from the federal government.

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