Federal Programs at a Glance
Title I, Part A
The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title I, Part A Program is to support local school districts in improving teaching and learning for students in high poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards. Title I is one program under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2017. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education's page on legislation, regulations, and guidance as well as the Tennessee Department of Education's website.
Title I schools can operate either as targeted assistance or school wide. Targeted assistance schools identify students who are at risk of not meeting the state's content and performance standards and provide individualized instructional programs to the identified students so that they may meet the state's standards. School-wide programs use their funds to improve the entire program of the school so that all students are impacted.
Title I, Part D- Neglected and Delinquent
It is the purpose of the Neglected and Delinquent Education Program to improve educational services to children in local and state institutions for neglected and delinquent children.
Provide such children and youth the services needed to make a successful transition from institutionalization to further schooling or employment. Prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school and provide dropouts and youth returning from institutions with a support system to ensure their continued education.
Title II, Part A- Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified.
Title III- English Language Learners
Through Title III, students who have a primary language other than English receive instruction in English in a specialized setting.
Title VI, Part B- Rural Education Initiative
The Small, Rural School Achievement Program is an initiative designed to address the unique needs of rural school districts.