What is Title I and II?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.
Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education and to reach – at a minimum – proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement. (education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ESEA/TitleIPartA)
How Is Title Funding Used at The FAIR School?
During the 2013-14 school year, WMEP’s percentage of free and reduced lunch was 49% and funding is based on that number. Title I funding is used to support supplemental reading services at FAIR School Downtown K-3.
Title II funding contains funds to train and recruit teachers and principals and targets high needs areas of instruction. WMEP uses Title II funding to reduce class sizes for math and reading at FAIR School Crystal.
Title I & II
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