Title I is a federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local education agencies to improve educational opportunities for children.
The Title I program was established to develop competence and interest in reading and math. Students who show a need in either or both subject areas receive assistance.
The goal of Title I
is to provide the opportunity for students to meet state content and performance standards in reading, writing, and mathematics through:
- extended learning time
- a high quality curriculum
- instruction by a highly qualified staff
- increased family involvement
Parents of all children in all Title I schools may request and receive timely information regarding the professional qualifications of the children's classroom teachers.
Free Activities to Help out Students
The National PTA and Amazon Kindle have teamed up to offer a new Family Reading Experience program. This is a set of free activities that engage the entire family and focus on improving reading skills of children between kindergarten and fifth grade.
There will be 4 themes:
1. On a Safari (now available)
2. Under the Sea (April 10)
3. Out of this World (April 30)
4. Around the World (May 11) The program brings together all five domains of reading including:
- phonological awareness
The curriculum, which National PTA developed in consultation with family engagement and literacy experts, includes activities with both physical books and e-books.
Families interested in bringing the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle to their schools can learn how in our For Members section on the National PTA website.
Related Parent Policy documents can be found here.