New Jersey Department of Education

Title I, Part A

Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies

The purpose of Title I, Part A is to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps. Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging, State academic standards.

Learn more about Title I, Part A

Resources for educators, parents, students and other stakeholders to enhance their knowledge regarding Title I, Part A.

Educational Stability

The foster care provisions of Title I, Part A of ESSA complement those in the Fostering Connections Act, and clearly state that the educational stability of children in foster care is the joint responsibility of both the education and child welfare systems.

Nonpublic Schools

Eligible children attending nonpublic elementary and secondary schools, their teachers, and their families are entitled to Title I, Part A services or other benefits that are equitable to those provided to eligible public-school children, their teachers, and their families.

Distinguished Schools

The Distinguished Schools Program is sponsored by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators.  Only two (2) schools per state are selected each year as National ESEA Distinguished Schools, making this award an especially prestigious honor.  ​

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