Supplemental Title Programs
Summary of Purpose of NCLB Title Programs
The Supplemental Programs office manages the implementation of programs authorized under Public Law 107-110, the “No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act” at a funding level of approximately $123 million for the purpose of closing the achievement gap with accountability so that no child is left behind. Supplemental programs consist of several “Title” programs, corresponding to major sections of the NCLB legislation. These programs are described briefly below.
Title I – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged is designed to insure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. This end is accomplished by ensuring that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with challenging state academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement.
Title I, Part A – Local Education Agency Grants upgrades the entire educational program of a school by requiring the school to use objective data to determine the needs of the students and community and then design a program that will provide for improved academic outcomes for students.
Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund provides grants to State Educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships to increase student achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principals quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.
Title II, Part D – Enhancing Education through Technology provides assistance for the implementation and support of a comprehensive system that effectively uses technology in elementary schools and secondary schools to improve student academic achievement.” DPA provides formula funding to all schools and also administers competitive sub-grant awards to schools identified for school improvement. Title II funds may be used for various activities that include and promote use of technology to improve student academic achievement, such as the purchasing of equipment, interconnections, maintenance of effective infrastructures, and providing professional development for teachers and school library personnel.
Title IV, Part A – Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCS) supports programs that prevent violence in and around schools; that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; that involve parents and communities; and that are coordinated with related Federal, State, school, and community efforts and resources to foster a safe and drug-free learning environment that supports student academic achievement.
Title IV, Part B – 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that (1) provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including tutorial services in the areas of reading and mathematics; (2) offer students a broad array of additional services, such as youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, art, music, and recreation programs, technology education programs, and character education programs, that are designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students; and (3) offer families of students served by the community learning center opportunities for literacy and related educational development.
Title VI, Part B, Rural Education Initiative addresses the unique needs of rural schools that frequently (1) lack the personnel and resources needed to compete effectively for Federal competitive grants; and (2) receive formula grant allocations in amounts too small to be effective in meeting their intended purpose.
Title VII, Part A – Indian Education supports the efforts to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students to assist them in meeting the same challenging state student academic achievement standards as other students.
Title VII, Part A, Sub-Part 1 – Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies supports local educational agencies in their efforts to reform elementary school and secondary school programs that serve Indian students in order to ensure that such programs – (1) are based on challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that are used for all students; and (2) are designed to assist Indian students in meeting those standards.
Title X, Part C, Subtitle B – Education for Homeless Children and Youths (McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act) helps ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths.
The various supplemental programs collectively provide a comprehensive education program which supplements regular classroom instruction provided in the school.