So far, we’ve introduced the fundamentals of designing an RTI program blueprint and answered the 10 critical questions about your school and the interventions you will implement. With your answers to those questions handy, let’s take some time to focus specifically on how to approach the three main funding sources for RTI programs: Title I, Title III, and CEIS.
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An RTI program can produce impressive gains in student achievement, but the process of designing and funding an effective program is complicated. This week, we are starting a four part series to help you develop and implement a successful program. We will first break down the components of a strong RTI program, and then take a look at the three most common sources of funding for RTI - Title I, Title III, and CEIS funds - and the qualifications for each.
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