The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) has 10 parts, or Titles. The first part is “Title I.” Title I is important because Title I money is the largest source of federal funding for K-12 schools. More than half of all public schools (55%) are Title I schools.
Title I targets resources to the districts and schools where many of the students are from low-income families. Title I provides funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other approaches aimed at raising student achievement.
The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all students have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.