The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.
Goals of Title II Funding
- Develop, implement, and improve rigorous, transparent, fair evaluation and support systems
- Support the effective recruitment, selection, hiring and retention of effective educators
- Recruit qualified individuals from other fields to become educators
- Reduce class size to a level that is evidence-based
- Provide high-quality personalized professional development that is evidence-based
- Develop programs and activities that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of all learners
- Support activities and programs that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of students through age 8
- Carrying out in-service training for school personnel
- Support the instructional services provided by effective school library programs
- Develop feedback mechanisms to improve school working conditions
- Carry out other evidence-based activities that meet the purpose of this title.
Costs that can be supported by Title II Part A
- Developing and implementing new teacher, principal, or other school leader induction and mentoring programs
- Providing high-quality professional development that is evidence-based for educators on activities such as effectively engaging parents, families and community partners, promoting high-quality instruction in STEM, etc.
- Developing and implementing strategies to improve the hiring and retention of a diverse workforce
- Creating incentives for effective educators to teach in high-need schools and ongoing incentives for such educators to remain and grow in such schools
- Providing in-service training to all school personnel regarding how to recognize child sexual abuse, trauma, and mental illness, linking children to appropriate services, and addressing issues related to school conditions
- Providing training to support the identification of gifted and talented students and instructional practices that support the education of such students
Supplement, Not Supplant: Funds made available under Title II shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be used for activities authorized under this title. Sec. 2301