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Federal Programs
School Improvement

Barbara Lunsford, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent, Federal Programs

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Atlanta, GA 30334
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Title I Programs
Title I, Part A is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
The Title I, Part A Program Unit is a division of the Education Support and Improvement. The Unit provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring of LEAs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards.

Parent Involment
The purpose of parental involvement under Title I is to promote active engagement among local school officials and staff, education leaders, parents, parent advocacy organizations, parental involvement coordinators/liaisons, and others working to improve student achievement and learning. The program will promote engagement through communications, collaboration, and coordination strategies. The program intends to increase parents/legal guardians’ knowledge of academic information and resources.

Public School Choice
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) mandates that children enrolled in a Title I school that is identified for (1) school improvement, (2) corrective action, or (3) restructuring is offered the opportunity to transfer to a school that has not been so identified. Your school district will notify you if your child is eligible.

Supplemental Educational Services
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are free tutoring and academic enrichment services mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. SES are high quality, research-based educational programs. These services provide additional academic instruction, which are offered outside of the regular school day. The service is designed to increase the academic achievement of low-income students who attend qualifying schools. Students who are eligible for free or reduced price meals and who are enrolled in Title I schools that have been placed on the state’s “Needs Improvement” list for two or more years qualify for SES. Your school district will notify you if your child is eligible.

21st Century, CLC
This program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during nonschool hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program intends to help students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

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