Title I funds are used to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
Title I Family Engagement
What is family engagement under Elementary and Secondary Education Act?
Parental involvement always has been a centerpiece of Title I. However, for the first time in the history of the ESEA, it has a specific statutory definition. The statute defines parental involvement as the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring:
that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;
that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;
that parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
that other activities are carried out, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA (Parental Involvement ).
What does the research show about how family involvement in children's education affects student achievement?
Studies have found that students with involved parents, no matter what their income or background, are more likely to-
Earn high grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs;
Pass their classes, earn credits, and be promoted;
Attend school regularly; and
Graduate and go on to postsecondary education.
Title I Funded Schools
Churchill County School District currently has four Title I schools that are being served: