|Department of Federal Programs|
Velma Johnson, Director
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About Federal Programs
This department of the Gulfport
School District is primarily responsible for all aspects of federal
programs. On January 8, 2002 President Bush signed into law the No Child
Left Behind Act of 2001---the most sweeping reform of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since ESEA was enacted in 1965. It
redefines the federal role in K-2 education and will help close the
achievement gap between the disadvantaged and minority students and
their peers. It is based on the four basic principles: stronger
accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control,
expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods that
have been proven to work. The No Child Left Behind website provides more
|FY 2014 Preliminary Consolidated Federal Programs Application|
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Title I Basic
This program provides financial assistance through State educational agencies to local educational agencies and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. Title I funds generally offer smaller classes or special instructional space, additional teachers and aides, opportunities for professional development for school staff, extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need, a variety of supplementary teaching methods, an individualized program for students, and additional teaching material which supplement regular instruction.
Title II - High Quality Teachers and Principals
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to help increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and school districts ensure that all teachers are highly qualified to teach. Title II, Part A replaced the Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class-Size Reduction programs.
These purpose of these funds is to promote high quality education for English Language Learners by ensuring that limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, master English and meet the same rigorous standards for academic achievement as all children are expected to meet, including meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards by developing high-quality language instruction educational programs.
For more information, please visit http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/federal-programs
mission of the Gulfport School District is to inspire each student
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Date of last revision: Tuesday, 07 May 2013