An Overview of Public School Services
Updated May 19, 2022
By Grace Chen
Learn about some of the services available to students through the public school system that are especially helpful to low-income families.
Students in the public school system in the United States are eligible for a variety of services, depending on their needs. Under Title I, students in need are provided with additional assistance to promote their success in school and beyond. Title I funding is provided to more than 90 percent of the school systems across the country, with the money used in a variety of ways to help low-income students break the cycle of poverty with the tools they need for academic success.What is Title I?Title I is one of the oldest public education programs in the United States, as well as one of the largest. The program provides additional funding to school districts with a large population of low-income students to help students in this demographic meet the academic standards assigned by the state. The program was established as Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, and its purpose is to “ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education,” according to the U.S. Department of Education website.Here's a brief video to explain how Title I works.For more information, please contact our Family Engagement Specialist.CitationPublic School Review. "An Overview of Public School Services." https://www.publicschoolreview.com/blog/an-overview-of-public-school-services Accessed 21 Nov. 2022Video CitationAPS Family Connected. "What is a Title 1 School?" YouTube Video https://youtu.be/eYaJRFQzH1w Accessed 21 Nov. 2022