Title I Overview

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act is the latest reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was approved by the US Congress in December 2015. This law provides significant federal support for programs to serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade and replaces the No Child Left Behind law of 2002.

    With the enactment of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), North Carolina and its local education agencies and charter schools will no longer implement Title I, Part A programs in accordance with the provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility provisions effective August 1, 2016. Under the ESSA transition provisions, as clarified by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) will award and administer 2016-17 Title I grant funds under the requirements of ESEA as reauthorized through the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

    The purpose of the Title I program is to help low-achieving students meet our state's challenging academic content and performance standards.  Schools qualify for Title I funds based on economic need.  The Title I program offers a variety of services for participating schools, which may include: additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes and additional training for staff.

    NCDPI Submits Revised State Plan under the ESSA (February 9, 2018)

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) submitted a revised State Plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) with tracked changes to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on February 9, 2018. The revised State Plan responds to the USED’s response letter issued on December 13, 2017.