Title I, Part A provides financial assistance through state educational agencies to school divisions and public schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards.
The purpose of Title I is to provide supplementary resources to students who attend schools in high economically challenged areas. Free and reduced lunch is used to determine poverty ranking. Additional assistance in core content areas particularly reading and mathematics is provided to enable students to meet high academic standards.
Research indicates students who leave elementary school functioning on grade level in reading and mathematics are more likely to be successful in secondary school and graduate on time. Therefore, the Title I program in Charles City has historically supported reading instruction with supplemental resources and early intervention programs including: Title I literacy teachers, reading specialists, and a specialized reading program called Literacy Express. Title I schools support family engagement programs to strengthen the partnership between the schools and home.
These programs help us to ensure: