Title 1 / Low SES

Can Music Help Low-Income Students Read and Succeed at Higher Rates?
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Can Music Help Low-Income Students Read and Succeed at Higher Rates?

Early exposure to music has been recognized as an important way for very young children, including infants, to gain early literacy and pre-reading skills. Singing a lullaby, playing music together, or using nursery rhymes such as “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” or “Hickory, Dickory, Dock” to capture a child’s attention are...

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The Importance of Increasing Access to Digital Learning Tools
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Importance of Increasing Access to Digital Learning Tools

As technology becomes increasingly essential in our daily lives, students need to develop new skills in order to succeed. Within the classroom, students may be required to use tablets, complete online research, and take digitized assessments. In day-to-day life outside the classroom, students are inundated with information and opportunities available...

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Relationships Matter: Advice for Working with Low-Income Students
Monday, January 23, 2017
Advice for Working with Low-Income Students

It's no secret that poverty impacts a child’s chances for success in school. Today, the majority of students in many teachers' classrooms come from families with limited economic means. In fact, in 2015, the majority of public school students in the United States (just over 50 percent) qualified for free...

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Title I: Explained
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
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“Title I” is a ubiquitous term in education circles. People understand that it has to do with students of low socioeconomic status, but not much after that. So, where did it come from? Title I gets its name from being the first section of the comprehensive Elementary and Secondary Education...

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Understanding the Unique Needs of Title I Students
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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With more focus than ever on reaching proficiency levels on state achievement tests, schools are using Title I funds to help students in need attain academic goals. Before creating and implementing programs, it is important to understand what exactly Title I is and how it can be used. Just as...

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