Title II, Part A – Supporting Effective Instruction

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.

Uses of Funds

  • To develop, implement, and improve rigorous, transparent, and fair evaluation and support systems;
  • To support the effective recruitment, selection, hiring and retention of effective educators;  
  • To recruit qualified individuals from other fields to become educators;
  • To reduce class size to a level that is evidence-based;
  • To provide high-quality personalized professional development that is evidence-based;
  • To develop programs and activities that increase educators’ ability to meet the needs of all learners;
  • To 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;
  • To support the instructional services provided by effective school library programs;
  • To develop feedback mechanisms to improve school working conditions; and
  • To carry out other evidence-based activities that meet the purpose of this title.

Allowable Expenses

  • 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.

NOTE: Funds made available under Title II, Part A shall be used to supplement, not supplant, any other Federal, State, or local education funds.

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