On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). NCLB is based on four basic principles that
have led to higher standards and increased achievement. These principles
are stronger accountability for results, greater flexibility for States and
Communities, more choices for parents, and an emphasis on teaching
methods that have been proven to work. Title I is the part of NCLB that
supports programs in schools and school districts to improve the learning
of children from low income families. Title I is the largest federally funded
education program designed to provide students with additional help in
reading, language arts and math.
The Title I Program is committed to helping schools close the achievement
gap between disadvantaged and minority students and their peers. This
site is designed to supply users with information relevant to Title I in order
to provide a clear understanding of the overall program.