What is Title 1?
Title 1 funding provides additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds are used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, and other strategies for raising student achievement.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which was first enacted in 1965, is the principal federal law affecting K-12 education. The No Child Left Behind Act is the most recent reauthorization of the ESEA.
The first section of the ESEA, Title 1, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind Act) is the largest federal education program. The purpose of Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently reauthorized under No Child Left Behind, is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency of challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Parents have the right to request information about their teacher's professional qualifications. Parents interested in obtaining educational history and other qualifications can contact Human Resources at 952-681-6447.
How is Title 1 school funding determined?
Title 1 is a federal program. School districts target the Title 1 funds they receive to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These schools focus Title 1 services on children who need additional academic assistance in order to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Bloomington Public Schools that receive Title 1 funding have 40 percent or more of their students from low-income families. These schools use the Title 1 funds for school-wide programs. Bloomington's, Title 1 schools include Valley View Elementary, Washburn Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, and Indian Mounds Elementary.
What is school-wide programing?
School-wide programming is a process of school improvement and supporting the academic success of all students at the school. School-wide programming requires schools to reform strategies that raise the academic achievement level of all students.
Jeanna Miller, Ed.S.
Learning Supports Coordinator