The Title I, Part A program is designed to help disadvantaged children meet high academic standards by participating in either a school wide or a targeted assistance program. Schoolwide programs are implemented in high-poverty schools following a year of planning with external technical assistance and use Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. Targeted assistance programs provide supplementary instruction to children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the district's core academic curriculum standards. School-based decision-making, professional development, and parent involvement are important components of each district's Title I, Part A program.
The Title I, Part D program provides supplementary services to children and youth in state agency and local institutions for neglected or delinquent children. The services are designed to improve academic achievement, facilitate the transition of institutionalized children and youth into a regular school setting, and help prepare this population for high school completion, training and employment, or further education. Funds are awarded to state agencies and local or intermediate school districts based on their counts of institutionalized children.
- Serving Preschool Children Under Title I - Non-Regulatory Guidance
- NCLB Summary of Final Title I Regulations
- Title I Worksheet for Documentation of Professional Development
- MDE - Title I Announcement and Information LISTSERV
- Title I Comparability
- Title I, Part A Guidance on Retirement Compensation
- Title I, Part A Guidance on Unemployment Compensation
- Links to Legislation and Guidance
- 50 Ways Parents Can Help Schools