Updated Answer Book brings new guidance on Title I of the ESEA

The Fourth Edition of The Answer Book on Title I covers topics that include fiscal and programmatic compliance, allocations, use of funds for parent and family engagement, and more.
By: | February 24, 2020

LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released an update of What Do I Do When …® The Answer Book on Title I — Fourth Edition. This updated resource includes specific references to the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, as well as regulations, guidance documents, and policy letters from the U.S. Education Department, so you can quickly locate the pertinent sections of law or guidance to run an effective and compliant Title I program.

As it has since first appearing in 2007, What Do I Do When …® The Answer Book on Title I — Fourth Edition presents complex information in easy-to-digest Q&As on topics that include supplement, not supplant under Title I, Part A; providing equitable services for private schools; and collecting and reporting information required to meet accountability requirements. The Fourth Edition also includes a Table of Questions that allows federal program directors at the state, local, and school level to find the information they need quickly and easily.

“This new edition of The Answer Book on Title I provides quick, easy-to-understand answers to questions administrators deal with every day,” said LRP Executive Director of Education Content Julie J. Kline, Esq. “And the citations to legal guidance and the law, along with the organization of the information, provide a handy resource to keep Title I programs compliant with federal law while serving at-risk students.”

The new edition includes information from the latest non-regulatory guidance from ED on topics including:

  • Equitable services and private schools.
  • Supplement, not supplant under Title I, Part A.
  • McKinney-Vento homeless education.
  • State and local report cards for Title I accountability.
  • Using federal funds in schoolwide programs.
  • Services for English learners.
  • Fiscal changes under Title I.

What Do I Do When …® The Answer Book on Title I — Fourth Edition is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.


For high-quality training and development for special education professionals, attend LRP’s National Institute®.