Title I

An old swing-set on a playground at Heritage Elementary School in Lewis Center, OH on July 7, 2021. New construction and repairs will be paid for by a school levy since the district didn’t qualify for pandemic relief funding.
The Zionsville school district in Indiana is one of roughly 1,000 in the U.S. that received no money from the second and third rounds of federal stimulus aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maddie McGarvey for Education Week
Budget & Finance Some School Districts Are Feeling COVID-19 Stimulus Envy
Thousands of districts got little to nothing from recent federal stimulus aid, surfacing longstanding tensions over inadequate school funding.
Mark Lieberman, July 12, 2021
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Drawing of money dropping into a jar.
Education Funding House Democrats Pitch 'Massive Funding Increase' in Latest Education Spending Bill
The proposal would more than double aid to Title I programs for low-income students and aims to help schools address fallout from COVID-19.
Andrew Ujifusa, July 11, 2021
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President Joe Biden talks about the May jobs report from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Friday, June 4, 2021.
President Joe Biden made boosting Title I for disadvantaged students a key part of his education platform on the campaign trail.
Susan Walsh/AP
Education Funding There Are Big Funding Gaps Affecting High-Poverty Schools. Can Biden Close Them?
Hurdles lie ahead for a $20 billion bid to create "Title I equity grants" to address long-standing funding inequities.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 9, 2021
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a young girl wearing a backpack walks into a school building with other children
Education Funding Biden's K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding Inequity
The "equity grants" are part of a huge spending plan that would also boost priorities like community schools, counselors, and school nurses.
Evie Blad, May 28, 2021
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Federal Asked About Race, Biden Talked Record Players. Here's a Quick Primer on the 'Word Gap'
Former Vice President Joe Biden caused some eyebrow raising when, in answering a debate question about race, he mentioned record players and the number of words a young child hears at home. Here's some background on the word gap.
Evie Blad, September 13, 2019
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Federal How Does Title I Aid Stack Up State to State?
The annual list of how much states get in the way of federal Title I funding is released by the Congressional Research Service.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 30, 2019
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Federal Federal Education Aid: State Winners, Losers
Federal education funding is on the rise—but there are disparities in which states are reaping the most benefits.
Andrew Ujifusa, December 11, 2018
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Every Student Succeeds Act Where Do States Line Up On Aid for Title I, Title II?
The U.S. Department of Education has released state-by-state spending estimates for key programs based on the fiscal 2018 spending bill President Donald Trump signed last month.
Andrew Ujifusa, May 1, 2018
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Federal Inside ESSA Plans: What Are States Doing About Goals and Timelines?
States' timelines under the Every Student Succeeds Act range from five to 15 years, and goals vary from modest annual improvements to 100 percent proficiency targets.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 25, 2017
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Every Student Succeeds Act States Adjust Course on School Turnaround Districts
The new school year brings changes for states that are starting—or, in at least one case, dropping—state-directed efforts to improve some of their lowest-performing schools.
Daarel Burnette II, September 5, 2017
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School Choice & Charters Proposed K-12 Cuts Could Hit Charter, Private Schools
Programs to help improve teacher quality and boost after-school programs are on the Trump administration’s budget hit list and have a footprint beyond just traditional public schools.
Alyson Klein, April 5, 2017
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Federal Ed. Sec. John B. King: My Successor Should Be Committed to Kids' Civil Rights
U.S. Secetary of Education John King told reporters Thursday that he wants to ensure a smooth transition for the incoming Trump administration.
Alyson Klein, November 17, 2016
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Every Student Succeeds Act Critics Pan Proposed ESSA Spending Rules
The U.S. Department of Education's proposed rules for how states and districts spend federal money for disadvantaged students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is under siege both by members of Congress and by state schools superintendents.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 15, 2016
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Shawn Poynter for Education Week
Principal Thomas Fuhrman at Jere Whitson Elementary in Cookeville, Tenn., helps 3rd grader Fabiana Sebastian-Juan complete a reading lesson.
Shawn Poynter for Education Week
Every Student Succeeds Act Loosening the Reins on Federal Improvement Aid
The Every Student Succeeds Act has state and local officials looking for creative ways to use federal funds to boost school improvement.
Andrew Ujifusa, September 27, 2016
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