Published Online: August 9, 2011
Published in Print: August 10, 2011, as School Funding

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School Funding

"Disadvantaged Students: School Districts Have Used Title I Funds Primarily to Support Instruction"

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A report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office tracks how schools are using federal Title I funds in 12 districts across four states.

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act appropriates grants to districts with high concentrations of low-income students. The agency’s investigation found that, in the districts it targeted in Louisiana, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington, schools for the most part are spending their Title I funds as intended on classroom instruction. Some of the initiatives financed through the program have included reducing class sizes, extending class time, and coaching Title I teachers.

Vol. 30, Issue 37, Page 4

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