The long-awaited Equitable Services Non-Regulatory Guidance has been published by the the U.S. Department of Education.
The purpose of Title I of the ESEA is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education and to close educational achievement gaps. (ESEA section 1001). Each LEA that receives Title I funds identifies public school attendance areas and schools that have high concentrations of children from low-income families as eligible to participate in Title I programs. (ESEA section 1113).
ESEA section 1117 requires participating LEAs, in consultation with appropriate private school officials, to provide eligible children attending private non-profit elementary and secondary schools, their teachers, and their families with Title I services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public school children, their teachers, and their families. Eligible private school children are children who reside in a participating Title I public school attendance area and are low achieving.
[UPDATE ADDED 10/12/2019: ED's 10/10/2019 Press Release and message from Patrick Rooney (dated 10/11/2019) may both be found here.]