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Title I and High Schools: Addressing the Needs of Disadvantaged Students at All Grade Levels

Authored by Wayne Riddle, a veteran of the Congressional Research Service and one of the nation’s foremost experts on Title I, this paper explains in detail the process in which states, districts, and schools receive Title I funding, and discusses the low level of support that high schools receive from Title I. New data in this report includes a state-by-state analysis of the number of high-poverty high schools that are not eligible for Title I. Additionally, recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act are provided in order to strengthen support of high schools through Title I.