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Title I Part A - Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged

What is Title 1 and how is it funded?

Title I is the United States Federal Government’s largest education program to support public schools. Through Title I, money is given to school districts based on the number of low-income families in each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services for children most in need of educational help. The focus of the Title I program is to help every child receive a high quality education and to achieve the high academic standards set by the State of Alabama.

The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) gives a share of Title I funds to each state based on the percentage of poverty in the state. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) then gives the money to school districts based on district poverty.