The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ESSA reflects the civil rights tradition of ESEA, which reflects our nation’s longstanding commitment to equity of opportunity for all students. The new law has a clear goal of ensuring that our education system prepares every child to graduate from high school ready to thrive in college and careers. The ESEA includes a number of provisions that promote equitable access to educational opportunity, including holding all students to high academic standards, ensuring meaningful action is taken to improve the lowest-performing schools and schools with under performing student groups and providing more children with access to high-quality preschool.
The federal program is authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help meet these goals by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools and local communities to:
Students attending Rhode Island schools:
Target schools must be listed on the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) available at https://nces.ed.gov/.
Through Title IV, Part A funding, applicants will provide activities to students that address these three areas:
Dr. Cheryl McWilliams, Assistant Superintendent- Director Title-I and Federal Programming
Sarah D. Courtemanche, M.Ed., Coordinator Title-I and Federal Programming
Office (401) 729-6548
To obtain and manage external funds from Federal sources for the support of existing programs, development of new instructional techniques, evaluation of program effectiveness, and for other purposes that will improve student achievement in Pawtucket Public Schools.
District Parent/Family Engagement Plan
TITLE I BROCHURE
English- Winter 2019-Title 1 Parent Survey - Google Forms.pdf
Portuguese-Title I- Survey Winter 2019 - Google Forms.pdf
Spanish-Title I- Survey Winter - Google Forms.pdf
PROUD TO BE A TITLE-I DISTRICT
OFFERING SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS
In preparation for the 2019-2020 school year, a Federal Programs Private School Consultative Meeting was held 2-8-19 from 1:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. at the Pawtucket Public Schools District Office The purpose of this meeting was to consult and provide information about Title I, Part A; and Title IV, Part A. Private schools received program overviews, information concerning the 2019-2020 projected allocations, participation requirements, and participation forms. Additionally, a simulation training was provided to provide foundational information and context pertaining to the purpose of the Title programs.
To continue preparation for the 2019-20 school year, private schools who knew they were participating requested site support visitation. Consult letters were mailed and are expected returned by 3/30/2019.
A program overview was also delivered by CATAPULT in preparation for next years services.