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All4Ed Releases Series of Reports — “Understanding and Improving Title I of ESSA” 

These reports offer a deep dive into Title I, its intricacies, inefficiencies and offer recommendations to improve this essential program. 

For Release: January 24, 2023 
Contact: Enrique A. Chaurand, 816-825-1072 cell, 

Washington – January 19, 2023 – All4Ed, a leading national advocacy nonprofit committed to expanding equitable opportunities for students of color, students from low-income families, and other marginalized groups, today released a series of reports “Understanding and Improving Title I of ESEA.” 

As the largest federal source of funding for K–12 schools, the Title I program is an incredibly important part of the nation’s strategy to support school districts with many students from low-income families. Title I helps fill funding gaps, but without more equitable distribution of resources, including Title I dollars, students from low-income families will continue to face the same systemic disadvantages they did nearly 60 years ago when Title I was enacted.  

“As a former local and state superintendent, I have first-hand experience regarding the vital role Title I plays in strengthening educational and racial equity for our students,” said Deborah Delisle, President and CEO of All4Ed. “Title I is a critical program that has allowed school districts to hire more teachers and counselors, offer after school programs for tutoring and essential extracurricular activities, but it can be made stronger. These reports offer a series of considerations that the federal government should incorporate into their efforts to continuously improve Title I and provide our nation’s students with all the resources that they need to succeed, regardless of their zip code. Our children deserve nothing less.”    

Given the importance of resources toward achieving better outcomes for historically underserved students, this series explores how well Title I targets funds to school districts and schools with the highest concentrations of poverty.  

Accompanying is a fact sheet, available in both English and Spanish, that serves as a primer to Title I. 

The series was supported through a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and can be found on the All4Ed website at


All4Ed (formerly the Alliance for Excellent Education) is a Washington, DC–based national organization dedicated to advancing policies and practices so all students, especially those from underserved communities and particularly students of color and those from low-income families, graduate from high school prepared to complete postsecondary education and achieve success in a rapidly changing world.