Spotlight on Title I

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The Education Week Spotlight on Title I is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Strategies to meet Title I's parent engagement goals
  • Researchers' recommendations to make over Title I
  • Academic gains in turnaround schools
  • Improved student achievement by Title I students
  • Title I funds supporting arts instruction

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Piecemeal strategies may undercut NCLB-mandated efforts to draw in parents.
April 3, 2012 - Education Week

With more than half of states getting flexibility, federal officials get ready to assure they meet their promises.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week

Many schools in the federal turnaround program saw gains in the 2010-11 school year, the Education Department says.
March 27, 2012 - Education Week

At a time when a majority of states may be falling short of federal testing goals, a report suggests that students in the Title I program for disadvantaged students are making progress.
August 9, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

A rewrite of ESEA should make over the program's "supplement, not supplant" and comparability provisions, experts argue.
March 14, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

An updated ESEA should focus on a few evidence-based strategies for improving schools, Marshall S. Smith writes.
May 4, 2012 - Education Week


Arts education advocates in California are promoting greater use of federal Title I aid to support arts instruction that is designed to boost student learning in math and English/language arts.
March 29, 2012 - Curriculum Matters

Title I's Complexities
To qualify for federal money under Title I, a school was required by law to have at least a stipulated percentage of its students eligible for free school lunches. I still don't understand why a threshold is needed because I believe that a school deserves to get Title I funds based on any percentage of poor students it enrolls.
July 9, 2012 - Walt Gardner's Reality Check

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