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Title I

Ed Dawson, Ph.D., Director

520-545-2177 Fax

2238 E. Ginter Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
32° 8' 15.7164" N, 110° 56' 15.8604" W

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Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the largest federal assistance program to our nation’s schools.  Title I Part A (Title Ia) focuses on four components:

  1. Holding states, districts and schools accountable for the results of student learning
  2. Using the most rigorous scientifically-based research to develop educational strategies that assist students most at risk of not learning state academic standards
  3. Expanding parental options to access the highest quality educational opportunities for their children
  4. Allowing states and districts greater control and flexibility in determining the most effective educational environment for their population


On March 13, 2010 the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The blueprint challenges the nation to embrace education standards that would put America on a path to global leadership. It provides incentives for states to adopt academic standards that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace, and create accountability systems that measure student growth toward meeting the goal that all children graduate and succeed in college. The blueprint proposes:

  • supporting families and communities
  • supporting teachers
  • college- and career-ready standards and assessments
  • a complete education
  • diverse learners
  • early learning
  • public school choice
  • rewarding excellence and promoting innovation
  • turning around low-performing schools.

This program provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children in poverty to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through formulas based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.

Also see the Arizona Department of Education Title I website.

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