What is Title I? It’s the nation’s largest federal assistance program for schools.  The goal of Title I is to help every child get a high-quality education.  The program provides millions of children with the help they need to be successful.

    Title I helps students, teachers and parents.  The program can help:

    • Children do better in school and feel better about themselves
    • Teachers understand the needs and concerns of students and parents
    • Parents understand their child and be more involved in the child’s education

    The Title I School works to:

    • Identify students most in need of educational help (students do not have to meet income standards to qualify)
    • Set goals for improvement
    • Measure students’ progress using standards set forth in the state’s Title I plan
    • Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction
    • Involve parents in all aspects of the program

    Parents are an important part of the Title I team.  You can make a difference in your child’s education.  You know your child best.  Tell and show your child that his or her education is important to you.  You can:

    • Volunteer –take an active role with the school
    • Share information about your child’s interests and abilities with teachers
    • Ask to see progress reports on your child and the school (to make sure both are reaching goals for improvement)
    • Help decide if Title I is meeting your child’s needs, and offer suggestions for improvement.

     Be a part of Title I’s success.  There are many ways to be involved. Participate in your child’s school.  You can:

    • Attend school events, such as open houses, science fairs, awards day, concerts, programs, and plays.
    • Make an appointment to volunteer
    • Join parent’s organizations
    • As the school about training programs that the LEA and the school must provide to help parents participate in Title I

     Be aware of your child’s performance.

    • Attend parent-teacher conferences
    • Request additional meetings, if needed
    • Keep teachers informed about events and issues that may affect your child’s work or behavior

     Share a love of learning to help your child get the most out of school. Set a good example and show how schoolwork relates to daily life by

    • Reading books and newspapers daily
    • Writing letters, keeping a diary and so forth
    • Explaining how you use math to do ordinary activities

    Talk about homework with your child.  Set a regular schedule, and make sure your child has a well-lit, comfortable space in which to do work.  You should also:

    • Monitor your child’s homework schedule
    • Work with your child on harder assignments. (But, don’t do the work for him or her)

     Spend quality time with your child. You can:

    • Visit your local library together
    • Read to your child, and talk to him or her about what you’re reading
    • Ask your child to read to you
    • Limit TV time, and watch and discuss programs with your child


Last Modified on August 9, 2022