Title I, Part A is contained in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This legislation reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Title I, Part A is a federal program that provides financial assistance to local school systems and schools with high percentages of poor children to support the academic achievement of disadvantaged students. All twenty-four local education agencies in Maryland receive Title I funds. These funds provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children who attend Title I schools master challenging curricula and meet state standards. Title I funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, additional teachers, materials of instruction, as well as after-school and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
2018-2019 Title I Part A Application and Guidance Documents2018-2019 Title I Part A Application Fiscal Tables2017-2018 Title I Application Documents
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Paula M. Harris, DirectorTitle I and School ImprovementMaryland State Department of Education200 W. Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201-2595Paulam.Harris@maryland.gov410-767-0321
Title I Coordinators
Title I, Part A Administrative Meetings
The parent notification letter must be sent to parents/guardians annually for new and continuing ELs who participate in English language development programs, including ELs for whom services have been refused.
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