A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind
October 2004
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No Child Left Behind Act of 2001

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Economically Disadvantaged

The flagship federal education program, known as the "Title I" program, provides supplemental education support for students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches in school.

The program serves more than 15 million students in nearly all school districts and more than half of all public schools, including two-thirds of the nation's elementary schools. Too often, these students do not receive the educational foundation they need to achieve their full potential in school or in life.

Support: Title I program funding increases to $13.3 billion for students in high-poverty schools under the president's 2005 budget request. The president requested his third consecutive increase of $1 billion for disadvantaged students, or 52 percent over 2001 funding.

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