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Title I

No Child Left Behind
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"Committed to improving the academic achievement of the disadvantaged."

To obtain and manage external funds from federal sources for the support of existing programs, development of new instructional techniques, evaluation of program effectiveness, and for other purposes that will improve student achievement in Duval County Public schools.

Assistance provided by Title I:

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Frank Herrington, Director
Phone: 904-390-2123
Fax: 904-390-2634
Title I
Duval County Public Schools
1701 Prudential Drive, 4th Floor
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Overview of Title I

What is Title I?

Title I, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is a federally funded entitlement program that provides resources to supplement the reading, writing, and mathematics instruction in high-poverty schools in order to improve the teaching and learning of these children and to enable them to meet challenging academic content and performance standards. Title I also requires all schools (both Title I and non-Title I) to have all core subject teachers become Highly Qualified by June 2006.

Duval County's Title I program includes Title I, Part A which consists of Title I School-wide Projects in eligible elementary, middle, and charter schools; Title I Non-Public Schools instruction through contracted services for students who reside in Title I public school attendance areas and meet Title I selection criteria; Title I Pre-kindergarten classes for four-year-olds who meet the educational need criteria of selection in the 20 highest need Title I schools with no fee requirement; the Title I Parent Counseling and Resource Center with parenting and educational workshops at the Parent Center and school sites.

Title I, Part A funds are used to supplement Title X to provide services for Homeless students (all Homeless students regardless of school enrollment are Title I students), provide a Highly -Qualified Teacher office under Human Resources and Highly Qualified Teacher Cadre for Organizational Development.

Title I, Part A also includes the Title I Accountability and School Improvement grants for schools that have been determined by the Florida Department of Education to have the greatest need. Required set-asides under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provide Title I Choice and Supplemental Educational Services to schools in Title I School Improvement.

Title I, Part A supports and coordinates the reading initiatives Reading Recovery?, the Model for Excellence in Direct Instruction and supports Title I, Part B (Reading First) as well as providing support for professional development by funding Reading and Mathematics coaches in the highest need Title I schools.

Title I, Part C (Migrant) services are provided through the Alachua Multi-County Migrant Education Program and include adult education, enrollment assistance, health and medical services, emergency assistance and translations. All Migrant students regardless of school enrollment are Title I students.

Title I, Part D for Delinquent or At-Risk Students (N&D) with educational services in State and local institutions for neglected and delinquent children and youth. Title I Part F (Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) grants are three year competitive grants awarded to individual schools for the purpose of making extensive reform.

Program Purposes

The purpose of Title I "is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic standards and state academic assessments."

Title 1 Programs (Part A of PL 107-334 110 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001), provide funds to districts in order to assist schools with the highest levels of economically disadvantaged youngsters to:

  • Improve in student achievement for all participating children
  • Improve staff development
  • Improve parental and community involvement
Assessment in Florida for all schools is based on each school's determination of Adequately Yearly Progress as described in Florida's State Accountability Plan.

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