All elementary schools and middle schools in the Asheboro City Schools district are classified as Title I schools. Title I is a federally funded program that provides additional resources and funds to high-poverty schools in the U.S. The program has been around in some form since the 1960s but was reauthorized in 2001 under the No Child Left Behind Act.
The primary goals of Title I are to provide additional educational opportunities for eligible students, to provide additional funding to schools and districts serving a large population of low-income students, to help educators understand the needs of special student populations through professional development, and to improve academic achievement of eligible students and reduce performance gaps. Title I also holds states, districts and schools accountable for implementing measurable standards for student achievement.
Title I Useful Links
International Children's Digital Library
International Reading Association
N.C. Department of Public Instruction - Title I
No Child Left Behind Glossary of Terms
Professional Development Network