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Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
Part of this program is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.

Title I, Part B, Subpart 1 – Reading First
Reading First is designed to help states, school districts, and schools address the serious deficiencies in children’s ability to read and to ensure that every child can read at grade level or above by the end of third grade through the implementation of instructional programs and materials and professional development grounded in scientifically-based reading research.

Title I, Part B, Subpart 2 – Early Reading First
The Early Reading First Program will prepare young children to enter kindergarten with the language, cognitive, and early reading skills necessary for reading success. The goal of the program is to prevent reading failure by providing a high-quality early education to young children, especially children from low-income families.

Title I, Part B, Subpart 3 – William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program
The Even Start Family Literacy Program provides low-income families with integrated literacy services for parents and their young children (birth through age 7). The purpose of the program is to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy for low-income families.

Title I, Part B, Subpart 4 – Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
This new program is designed to improve the literacy skills and academic achievement of students by providing them with access to up-to-date library materials; technologically advanced school library media centers; and professionally certified school library media specialists.

Title I, Part C – Education of Migratory Children
This program’s goal is to support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves.

Title I, Part D – Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
This program provides financial assistance to educational programs for youths in state-operated institutions or community day programs, and supports school district programs involving collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities.

Title I, Part E, Sections 1501-1503 – National Assessment of Title I, Title I Evaluation and Demonstration
The National Assessment of Title I (NATI) is a coordinated set of evaluation studies that collect information on the implementation and impact of Title I. The law directs the NATI to examine a number of specific issues, including the impact of Title I programs on student achievement; state standards and assessment; accountability and school improvement provisions; school choice and supplemental services; professional development and teacher quality; comprehensive school reform and improvement strategies; and the targeting of Title I funds.

Title I, Part E, Section 1504 – Close-Up Fellowship
This program pays for economically disadvantaged middle and secondary school teachers and students whose families have moved to the United States within the last five years to spend one week in Washington, DC attending seminars on government and current events and meeting with leaders from the three branches of government. The program also supports professional development related to civic education for teachers of participating students.

Title I, Part F – Comprehensive School Reform (CSR)
The CSR program provides start-up financial assistance to schools so that they can implement whole school reforms that reflect the research literature on effective practices in order to help students meet state academic standards.

Title I, Part G – Advanced Placement
The Advanced Placement (AP) programs are designed to increase the number of low-income students participating in AP classes and taking AP tests by helping to pay test fees for low-income students in AP classes and expanding access to AP classes through increased teacher training and other activities.

Title I, Part H – School Dropout Prevention
This program assists schools with dropout rates above their state average to implement effective dropout prevent and reentry efforts.

Title I, Part I – General Provisions
The General Provisions of Title I primarily concern regulatory and administrative requirements, including provisions concerning state and local flexibility and the development of regulations on the No Child Left Behind Act.