Title I is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This act provides federal funds to public schools with high percentages of economically disadvantaged children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts tied to challenging state academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.
Title I Reward Schools Program
The Georgia Department of Education's Academic Achievement Awards Program honors and rewards K-12 Title I schools and school districts for significant progress in improving student achievement and/or making significant progress in closing the achievement gaps. Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver has allowed the state's Title I Programs Division to move from the ESEA's Distinguished School and Distinguished District Awards Program to the Reward School and Reward District Program.