- Special Education
- Title I-A: Basic Education
- Title I-C: Migrant Education
- Title I-D: Neglected/Delinquent Education
- Title II-A: Teacher and Principal Quality
- Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
- Title VI-B: Rural Education Achievement Program
- Title VI-B-1: Small Rural School Achievement
- Title VI-B-2: Rural and Low-income Schools
- Title X-C: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education
(Idaho Department of Education, 2014)
For more information about these programs, click on the link within each section. You will be directed the the Idaho Department of Education website.
The education of students with disabilities is firmly rooted in the constitutional guarantees involved in the “protection of vulnerable minorities.” This relationship means that the provision of services to students with disabilities is a basic civil right protected by the Constitution. Three Federal laws have been passed to ensure these constitutional guarantees for individuals with disabilities:
- the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004)
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)
- the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
The reauthorization of the IDEA 2004 was aligned with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001—also known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The IDEA 2004 preserves the basic structure and civil rights of previous reauthorizations and emphasizes both access to education and improved results for students with disabilities based on data and public accountability.
- to download the manual follow this link https://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/special_edu/manual_page.htm
Title I-A: Basic Education
Title I-A is a Federal program intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I-A targets resources to districts and schools where the needs are greatest. Title I-A provides flexible funding for additional instructional time for students who are most at risk for not meeting state academic standards. This funding may also be used to provide professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools. Title I-A provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for closing the achievement gaps and improving the academic achievement of all students.
Title I-C: Migrant Education II
The purpose of the Migrant Education Program is to:
- support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that results from repeated moves;
- ensure that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduations requirements, standards;]
- ensure that migratory children are provided with appropriate educational services (including supportive services) that address their special needs in a coordinated and efficient manner;
- ensure that migratory children receive full and appropriate opportunities to meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet;
- design programs to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to do well in school, and to prepare such children to make a successful transition to postsecondary education and employment; and
- ensure that migratory children benefit from State and local systemic reforms.(Elementary & Secondary Education Act, Title I, Part C, Section 1301-1309)
Title I-D: Neglected/Delinquent Education
The purpose of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as:
- Improving teacher and principal quality;
- Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers (HQT) in the classroom;
- Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in the classroom; and
- Holding school districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality, is authorized through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a restructuring of the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program combined with the federal Class Size Reduction funds. Although Title II, Part A is an individual program, it must be viewed in context of the whole Act, particularly Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged and Title IX-General Provisions.
Title II, Part A is funded through federal grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships.
The Idaho Title III/LEP Program’s mission is:
- To provide assistance to school districts in meeting Federal and State regulations in regards to the education of English language learners.
- To assist school districts in creating, implementing and maintaining English language development programs that provide academically rigorous and equitable learning opportunities for English language learners.
- To promote culturally relevant and responsive curricula and pedagogies that embrace the unique identities of English language learners.
- To help break down social and academic barriers that prevent English language learners from succeeding in schools.
The Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program ensures that students who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence are provided a free, appropriate public education. This includes educational services that provide for an equal opportunity to enroll in, attend, and be successful in school. Originally authorized in 1987 under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, this program was most recently reauthorized as Title X, Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.