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  • History of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who believed that "full educational opportunity" should be "our first national goal." From its inception, ESEA was a civil rights law.

    ESEA offered new grants to districts serving low-income students, and funding for special education centers. Additionally, the law provided federal grants to state educational agencies to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education.

    Glendale School District receives various federal grants under ESEA; reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Federal Programs 

Title I-A 

  • Title I, Part A (Title I-A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Success Act (ESSA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state. [1]


  • Federal law requires all school districts receiving Title I-A funding to establish a procedure for parent involvement at Title I-A schools. 

  • Per ESEA under ESSA, Glendale  School District must allocate Title I-A funding to all schools above 75% poverty.  These schools qualify as Schoolwide Programs. In a schoolwide program, an LEA may use Title I-A funds to implement reforms to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. 

  • Glendale Elementary School has been identified as a  School wide Title 1. We allocate funds to support student instruction and intervention. 

    • ​ Student, Teacher and Parent Compact -  Compact 22 23 .pdf

    •  Parent engagement plan - underdevelopment 

Title II-A Program 

  • The purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title II-A funding is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to increase student academic achievement by increasing the number of highly qualified teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators in schools and classrooms

  • Glendale School District has used Title ll-A to increase staffing to support students in the classroom setting. 

Title Ill Program 

The primary purpose of the English Language Acquisition  is to assist English Learners (ELs) to develop English Language skills, succeed academically, and overcome barriers that impede their academic success.  The primary purpose of the Glendale EL program is to provide students with consistent instruction in vocabulary and language forms of academic English. Academic language proficiency provides the foundation for understanding text, professional composition, and critical academic discourse. 


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