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Title I, Part A (Basic)

Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the state education agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with highest numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and standards. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school.  

Under Title I, Part A local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to provide services for eligible private school students, as well as eligible public school students. These services must be developed in consultation with officials of the private schools. The Title I services provided by the LEA for private school participants are designed to meet their educational needs and supplement the educational services provided by the private school.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

The Title I, Part A Program division provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring of LEAs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards. Both school-wide and targeted assistance programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parent and family engagement.