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Title I and Community Schools

Uses of Title I for Promising Practices in Parent and Community Engagement

July 30, 2009
co-hosted with the United Way of America

The U.S. Department of Education encourages state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to use Title I funds to support family and community engagement as a key strategy to improve the performance of struggling schools. Under current law, at least 1% of Title I funds must be used to support parent engagement activities and research-based practices. Community schools are a vehicle through which SEAs and LEAs can increase community engagement and help align and integrate components of a comprehensive strategy to improve student achievement.

Learn about how Title I funds can be used to support parent and community engagement activities. PTA and the Harvard Family Research Project will discuss state and district-level best practices for family engagement. Communities in Schools, First Focus, and the American Association of School Administrators will share some examples of how Title I is used in community planning, parent and family engagement, school-level planning for integration of funding streams, professional development to help school leaders and faculty with family and community engagement, student engagement, family involvement, site coordinator’s position, and more.

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