Report: Georgia’s Title I school funding drops by $3 million

Federal spending to help Georgia’s disadvantaged students has dropped by roughly $3 million, according to an analysis by the publication Education Week.

Education Week looked at federal funding levels from the fiscal year 2017 compared to the current estimates for fiscal year 2019 and found Georgia among the states that had experienced a decline in Title I funding. Education Week noted that the $3 million decline in Georgia is a small part of the state’s 2017 Title I allocation of $540 million. 

Other states that are projected to see a drop in Title I money include Connecticut, New Hampshire and Michigan, the publication reported. 

The Title I money supports schools with high percentages of low-income students. 

Overall federal education spending for K-12 schools over the two-year period has increased in Georgia from $1.12 billion in 2017 to an estimated $1.17 billion in 2019, according to documents from the U.S. Department of Education.

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