What is Title 1?
It is a federally funded program with the goal of helping all students meet challenging state academic standards. Title 1 is designed to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to students struggling to meet state academic standards.
What do Title 1 programs offer?
Title 1 funds, which are provided by the Federal government and distributed to schools by the Nebraska Department of Education, generally provide additional teachers, aids, and additional teaching materials. They also provide extra opportunities for staff professional development as well as extra instruction for teaching title 1 students.
Title 1 Schools
School-wide program: Bryant Elementary and Emerson Elementary
Targeted Program: Central Elementary and Northeast Elementary
- Develop programs that supplement classroom instruction
- Measure student progress toward mastery of state standards
- Report to parents and community the progress the school is making toward helping students meet standards
- Ensure the staff is highly qualified and provides training to incorporate research-based teaching methods into instruction
- Includes parents in decision making
- Know the qualifications of your child’s teacher
- Know how the school is rated on its state test scores
- Understand the Nebraska State Standards, the Nebraska Student Assessment Program, and your child’s test scores
- Expect regular communication with your school in a language that you can understand
- Form a “compact” agreement between school and parent
- Work with other teachers, parents, and the school’s principal to give input in developing a school action plan
- Ask for a meeting with the principal or your child’s teacher at a mutually agreed upon time
- Volunteer; Join your schools Parent Teacher Association
These actions help students become more successful in school.Be sure your child is at school and ready to learn every day
- Talk with your child daily about school and homework
- Communicate regularly with your child’s teacher (voicemail, email, notes, conferences)
- Limit “screen time”: Television, video games, computers, tablets
- Attend school events
- Visit the classroom; Volunteer
- Keep teachers informed about events and issues that may affect your child’s work or behavior