1965-Congress enacts Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Federal funding now available for reading/language arts and math curriculum to students in impoverished areas who are at risk of failing to meet state standards.
1966-Title I funding used by the Omaha Public School District to open a Materials Resource and Service Center, the forerunner of the Printing and Publications Services.
-Title I programs include Community Aides, Psychological Services, Visiting Teachers, Special Education (visual, speech therapy, acoustics), Volunteer Tutor Program, Prescott Child and Youth Study-In-service Training Program, Extended Library Services, Teacher Consultants, Rooms of Twenty (reducing class size).
1967-Title I Summer Enrichment Programs at Boys Town, Uta Halle Girls Village, and Creche Child Care Center open.
1968-Individualized Study Center opened to serve high school students not able to function in a regular classroom.
-Summer Reading Program begins.
1969-The Primary Reading Program started to provide primary students extra help in reading.
-The School/Community Advisory Committee formed, consisting of parents, community agency representatives and school administrators.
1970-A Summer School Pre-Kindergarten Program and Summer School Post-Kindergarten Program are offered.
-Teacher Intern Program enacted
-Monthly parent newsletter, Title I Frontier, first published in November.
1973-Primary High Intensity Learning Centers (PRIMALINC) begins.
-Title I Parent Advisory Council formed.
1974-High Intensity Math Systems begins.
1977-Comprehensive Math Practice Program (CMPP) begins.
-Title I Summer School runs from 1977-80, features three-part program of reading, math, and activities involving both reading and math.
1978-Super Summer reading packets first mailed, forerunner to Summer Sizzler, Winter Sizzler, and Spring Sizzler. The packets contain reading and math activities in a newspaper format.
1979-The initial State Parent Involvement Conference, developed and hosted by the Omaha Title I Program, takes place at the Omaha Hilton Hotel. Approximately 400 persons attend.