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Title 1


Title I is the largest federal educational program, founded in 1965 as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized in 2002 as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), Amended as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Its purpose is to make sure that all children have the opportunity to have a high-quality education. Title I provides extra help to the students who need it the most. These are the children who are the furthest from meeting the standards the state has put in place for all children. The program serves millions of children in elementary, middle, and high schools every year. Most school districts participate. About half of NC schools (in all 115 school districts) receive Title I funds. Title I also serves children who attend parochial and private schools.