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TITLE I-A: Improving the Basic Programs of Educational Agencies
Title I-A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state assessments; provides formula grants to school districts, which then allocate most of these funds to individual Title I schools based on their number of poorest children; augments state and local efforts to provide technical assistance (based on scientifically based research) and improve schools identified as needing improvement based on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP); and funds supplemental services required under corrective action.
TITLE I-B1: Reading First State Grants (Dewitt)
Title I-B1 is designed to help states, school districts, and schools ensure that every child can read at grade level or above by the end of the third grade; funds the implementation of instructional programs and materials, assessments, and professional development grounded in scientifically based reading research. Formula grants are made to the states, which then make competitive grants to eligible school districts. States may use 20 percent for professional development for teachers in grades K-3 and for planning, administration and reporting.
TITLE I-F: Comprehensive School Reform (Lynn Camp)
Title I-F provides start-up financial assistance to schools to implement whole-school reforms that reflect the research literature on effective practices in order to help students meet state academic standards. This is a state Title I formula grant program, with states awarding competitive grants to school districts on behalf of specific schools, giving priority to schools identified for Title I improvement. Selected schools must meet 11 criteria specified in the authorizing statute and be supported by effective technical assistance providers.
TITLE II-A: Improving Teacher Quality
Title II-A increases student achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies. State grants are allocated through a formula based on the school-age population and the number of children in poverty in each state. Ninety-five percent are reallocated to school districts based on the same criteria, and 2.5 percent are reserved for competitive sub-grants to partnerships to carry out professional development activities. Funds may be used for a wide variety of activities, including technology integration and professional development.
TITLE II-D: Enhancing Education through Technology State Grants
Title II-D is intended to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary school. It is also designed to assist every student in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade and to encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with teacher training and professional development. One-half of these formula state grants are reallocated to school districts by formula, and one-half to high-need districts or partnerships on a competitive basis. Districts are required to spend 25 percent of the funds they receive on professional development.
TITLE IV-A: Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities
Federal funds from Title IV are used to plan, develop, and implement capacity building, technical assistance and training, evaluation, program improvement services, and coordination activities for LEA's, community-based organizations, and other pubic and private entities. Uses may include: identification, development, evaluation, and dissemination of drug and violence prevention strategies; programs, activities, training, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to address violence associated with prejudice and intolerance; and financial assistance to enhance drug and violence prevention resources available in areas that serve large numbers of low-income children, are sparsely populated, or have other special needs. The state shall establish a uniform management information and reporting system for collecting information on: truancy rates; frequency, seriousness, and incidence of violence and drug-related offenses resulting in suspensions and expulsions; types of curricula, programs, and services provided by the SEA, LEA, and other recipients of funds; and the incidence and prevalence, age of onset, perception of health risk, and perception of social disapproval of drug use and violence by youth in schools and communities.
TITLE V-A: Innovative Programs State Grants
Title V-A provides states and districts with additional funding to support a broad range of high-quality programs to improve academic achievement, the quality of education for students, teacher quality, and school performance. Grants to states are based on their share of the school-age population, with 15 percent reserved for state-level activities, including technology. Sub-grants to districts are based on the relative enrollments in public and private schools, and may be used for a wide variety of activities, including teacher training and professional development, and acquisition of instructional materials.
TITLE VI-B: Rural Education Initiative
Title VI-B provides additional funding to eligible rural districts that otherwise would receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purposes, or that serve concentrations of poor students.