This site provides access to the many federal programs that impact education in North Carolina. From this launching point, educators, parents, and citizens can go to specific federal programs for information and resources. These federal programs address diverse needs of North Carolina’s schools and student population. They include programs that were affected by the sweeping No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001, like Title I and its many parts: School Improvement, Reading First, Even Start Family Literacy, Migrant Children, Children who are Neglected or Delinquent, and Comprehensive School Reform.
Title II addresses teacher and principal training, and Enhancing Education through Technology. Title III (Part A) covers English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement. Title IV pertains to Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities, and 21st Century Learning Centers; Title V, Innovative Programs, and Title VI, Small, Rural Schools Achievement Program, and Rural and Low-Income School Program.
Title IX, part of the Education Amendments of 1972, provides for gender equity, and Title X addresses provisions for the education of homeless children.
RECENT UPDATES PERTINENT TO FEDERAL PROGRAMS
- Consolidated State Performance Report
The Consolidated State Performance Report is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Education to report on multiple No Child Left Behind programs. One purpose of this report is to encourage the integration of State, local, and ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) programs in planning and service delivery.
Ed-flex allows the Secretary of Education to delegate to states with strong accountability safeguards the authority to waive certain federal requirements that may impede local efforts to carry out educational reform and improve education. It does not, however, allow states to waive requirements the federal government places on states.