In 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) established a nationwide aid program to benefit students, teachers, and other educational personnel from public and non-public schools across the country.
To ensure that Non-Public schools in Anne Arundel County receive equitable access to these funds, AACPS and the PDM Department works closely with non-public school representatives to share relevant funding opportunities and administer benefits through NCLB programs. This includes projects funded directly from the federal government as well as projects from Maryland State agencies that distribute NCLB funding (such as Title I, Title II, Title III, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers).
Resources for Non-Public Schools
- U.S. Department of Education Benefits to Private School Student and Teachers–a guide to the benefits and rights of non-public schools to participate in NCLB funding
- AACPS Bridge to Excellence Update–AACPS’ comprehensive report of goals and strategies to align with NCLB and promote programs of access, equity, and excellence for all students
- Overview of Federal Title Funds
- Title I:Improving the Academic Achievement of the disadvantaged–funding to help meet the educational needs of students in our highest-poverty elementary schools. (click here to learn more about Title I funding in AACPS)
- Title II: Preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals
- Title III: Language instruction for limited English proficient and immigrant students
- Maryland State Department of Education overview of Non-Public School approval