Last year, Congress gave a large increase in funding-from $8.7 billion to $10.4 billion-for Title I in order to help states meet the higher standards mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. As a result, state allocations increased across the board this year. States gained from 4.5 percent (Mississippi) to 31 percent (District of Columbia and Hawaii), with the average gain about 20 percent.
Title I is the largest federal initiative aimed at closing the achievement gap between rich and poor children. In “Investing in Excellence: Making Title I Work for All Children,” the Alliance advocated an expansion of the Title I program in order to provide support to all students-both elementary and secondary.
Alliance report (Out of Print)
Title I, Part A district allocations