Family Involvement in Title I, Part A Programs
We know that family involvement in a child’s education is a greater predictor of academic success than whether or not that family is affluent or poor. That’s why Title I, Part A program regulations insist on robust family involvement activities at every school where these federal funds support effective teaching and engaged learning.
- Title I, Part A Defines a Parent. Natural parent, legal guardian or a person standing in loco parentis (in the place of) a parent. Could be a grand- or step-parent with whom the child lives, or a person who is legally responsible for the child’s welfare.
- Title I, Part A Defines Parent Involvement. Participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communications with school staff that involves the student, addresses learning and engages the family in school activities.
Districts have a responsibility to promote and strengthen parental involvement within their Title I, Part A programs. Find the information you need — requirements, tools and resources — to build an effective parent involvement program.
School staff must plan and implement family involvement activities that exemplify ongoing and meaningful consultation of the families whose children benefit from Title I, Part A services. Find the information you need — requirements, tools and resources — to build an effective parent involvement program.
Federal law — through the Title I, Part A program — makes it possible to expand basic educational programs with services and interventions that support struggling learners. Parent involvement with the decisions school and district staff make about services and interventions is critical to the quality of a child’s life at school and their academic success.
Visit our resources page to find out:
- How Title I, Part A programs work
- What a school and district must do to keep parents informed and involved
- What a parent can do to enrich a child’s experience of teaching and learning
- Download parent guides to Title I, Part A programs and school improvement.