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.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Maryland ESEA FlexibilityMaryland's Approved ESEA Flexibility Renewal ApplicationPriority, Focus and Reward Schools DescriptionsMaryland’s Priority and Focus School List for 2015-2016Maryland’s Reward School List for 2014-2015The Best Practices of Title I Superlative Highest Performing Reward SchoolsTitle I Superlative Reward Schools Videos
Dr. Marcia Sprankle, DirectorTitle I and School ImprovementMaryland State Department of Education200 W. Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD 21201-2595Marcia.Sprankle@Maryland.gov410-767-0321
Title I Coordinators 2017
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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