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Could Schools Be Doing More With Title I Money?

(This article apeared in Education Week on April 18, 2018)


By Sarah D. Sparks on April 16, 2018 11:04 AM


New York City

Over the last two decades, federal grants for educating low-achieving students have shifted from overwhelmingly being targeted to only the individual low-achieving students in a building to mostly being used to support schoolwide programs on high-poverty campuses. 


new nationwide study of the $15.8 billion Title I program suggests that, while the more holistic approach has allowed school and district leaders to support a broader array of staff and interventions for students in poverty,  school leaders often do not receive the training and information needed to make the most of the grant's flexibility.


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The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators is dedicated to improving and implementing federal education programs of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act so that more children reach their academic potential. Through the ESEA Network website, as well as its national conferences, the Association provides educational leaders at the state and local levels with the opportunity to work together across program boundaries to share ideas on effective and innovative programs, and identify both problems and solutions.