Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
• The purpose of Title I, Part A is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments.
Title I, Part D – Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk
• The purpose of Title I, Part D is designed to serve delinquent and neglected youth in institutions, day programs, and correctional facilities to assure they attain high academic levels of achievement.
Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
• The purpose of Title II, Part A is to provide resources for improving teacher and principal quality. It focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting high quality teachers and principals.
Title III - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
• The purpose of Title III is to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
Title X, Part C - Homeless Education Assistance
• The purpose of Title X is to ensure that all children and youth living in homeless situations have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other children and youth.
Pre –K Title I and OSR (The Office of School Readiness)
The Office of School Readiness (OSR) is housed within the Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs and is charged with administering Alabama’s state funded pre-K program. OSR funds First Class Pre-K classrooms through a competitive grant process and administers the program in a variety of settings that include: · Public schools · Private childcare and schools · Head Start programs · Community-based programs · Faith-based programs · Military programs OSR was created in the 2000 legislative session. In the first year of operation, OSR funded eight pilot pre-K programs. Currently, OSR funds over 300 pre-K classrooms and supports the professional development of a high quality workforce through education, training, and on-site coaching. OSR is dedicated to working with pre-K programs to ensure that Alabama’s 4-year-olds have access to high quality learning experiences to ensure they are prepared for school success. Research shows that children benefit the most from high quality early learning experiences. OSR works with classrooms to promote those high quality experiences in Alabama.