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Title 1

Three decades of research provide convincing evidence that parents are an important influence in helping their children achieve high academic standards. When schools collaborate with parents to help their children learn and when parents participate in school activities and decision-making about their children's education, children achieve at higher levels.

Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (formerly known as No Child Left Behind) is the largest federally funded educational program. This program, authorized by Congress, provides supplemental funds to school districts to assist schools with the highest student concentrations of poverty to meet school educational goals Section 1118 of Title 1 is the section outlining Parent Involvement. You may view the Title 1 Parent Involvement Requirements document to learn the Local Education Agency and school requirements to receive Title 1 funding.

In order to assist State Education Agencies (SEA), Local Education Agencies (LEA) and schools in administering the parental involvement provisions of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, a guidance document, Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A, was created. This guidance is not intended to be all-inclusive; rather, it answers questions about and clarifies aspects of the law that have been brought to the attention of the U.S. Department of Education.

To view an alphabetical listing of Illinois school districts receiving Title 1 funding click on allocations. Districts and schools receiving Title 1 are required to have policies and programs in place to partner with parents in order to receive this funding . To view the Illinois State Board of Education resources regarding Title 1 visit their Innovation & Improvement page.


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