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    Title I, formerly known as Chapter 1, is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and is the foundation of the amendment, No Child Left Behind. It's purpose is to close the achievement gap between low-income and other students.

    The original purpose of Title I was additional resources to schools for remedial education for children in poverty. The 1994 reauthorization of Title I shifted the program's emphasis from remedial education to helping all disadvantaged children reach rigorous state academic standards expected of all children.

    Title I funds can be used for supplemental instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, professional development and program improvement.  In return, schools and states must meet accountability requirements for raising student performance.

    We work closely with the Title I campuses in Birdville ISD to address the academic needs of at-risk students, to provide support to the instructional programs of the district, and to ensure compliance with all federal program guidelines.

     

    For information about Title I programs in Birdville ISD contact
                                              

    Debbie Kneggs
    Director of Federal, State and Local Programs

    Birdville ISD
    6125 East Belknap Street
    Haltom City, Texas 76117
    Debra.Kneggs@Birdvilleschools.net

     

    For general information about Title I contact:

    U.S. Department of Education
    Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    400 Maryland Ave, SW
    Washington, DC 20202
    (202) 301-4000
    http://www.ed.gov

    Texas Education Agency
    NCLB Division
    1701 N. Congress Avenue
    Austin, Texas 78701
    (512) 463-9374
    http://www.tea.state.tx.us/nclb/