57 SCHOOLS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN 2015
Fifty-seven U.S. schools have been named 2015 National Title I Distinguished Schools either for exceptional student performance overall or for significantly closing the achievement gap between student groups. A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students. We celebrate the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements. The program has been in place since 1996, acknowledging the success of hundreds of schools in one of two categories:
- Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years
- Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups
Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students.
The National Title I Association is a membership organization which includes the Title I Directors from each of the states and territories, who are charged with managing their state Title I program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to ensure that all children - especially those living in poverty - have the opportunity to receive a high quality education. The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students. More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title I Association website: www.titlei.org
.The 2015 Distinguished Schools will be honored January 28th, 2016 at the 2016 National Title I Conference in Houston, TX.
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. (States not listed did not participate in 2015.)