Title I, Part A is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Jones-Wheat Elementary is a Title I school along with all the other schools in our district. This means JWE receives Title 1 money, which is the largest single federal funding source ever passed by Congress for education.These funds help students in many ways. Services can include hiring teachers to reduce class size, tutoring, parental involvement activities, professional development for teachers, purchasing materials and supplies, and hiring teacher assistants.
To learn more about Title I, you can visit the Georgia Department of Education's Federal Programs page.
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2. Georgia Department of Education, Web. 3 July 2014, ‹http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Pages/Disadvantaged-Children.aspx>.