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Title I

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), provides federal funds to schools and school districts for the education of disadvantaged students, prekindergarten through high school. The largest federal program of aid to elementary and secondary education, with appropriations of $14.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2012–2013, Title I finances supplemental educational and related services for low-achieving and other students attending high-poverty schools. Nearly all school districts and about two thirds of schools in the United States receive Title I funds. Although Title I represents less than 3% of total revenues for elementary and secondary education, regulations and guidance associated with the law have profoundly shaped the direction of education policy over the past two decades. This entry describes how ...

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