Title I at 50: Past, Present, and Future
Title I made educational equity a federal priority by providing financial assistance to local education agencies serving children of low-income families. In recent years, the policy’s scope has expanded to serve more than 21 million children.
In April 2015, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) celebrated its 50th anniversary. We take a look at the history of Title I, how the program has changed over time, and how it affects children, schools, families and education policy. Experts weigh in on the program's future.
BRIEF: Andrea Boyle and Katelyn Lee
BLOG: Elizabeth Grant
In recognition of Title I's anniversary, Elizabeth Grant, AIR vice president, sat down in our Education Policy Center with Monique Chism, Director of the Office of State Support at the U.S. Department of Education to discuss the history, influence, and future of this important legislation. Four video highlights of their interview are below.