WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Eliot Engel, a top Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced the U.S. Department of Education has allocated $2,375,700 in federal funds to schools in New Rochelle as part of the Fiscal Year 2018 Title I allocations.
Part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Title I program provides financial assistance to school districts with high concentrations of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet state academic standards.
“All children, regardless of race, income, language, or ability, should be given an equal playing field and access to the best possible education,” Engel said. “I have believed and fought for that ever since my days as a public school teacher. Unfortunately, our country faces an achievement gap between lower-income students and their more well-off peers. The Title I program provides critical resources to our local school districts to give underserved students the best possible chance to succeed in the classroom and close the gap.
“I will continue to fight for robust funding for our public schools, and advocate strongly for funding to help students achieve their highest potential.”