Title II, Part A (Effective Instruction)
Title II, Part A was originally authorized as Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class Size Reduction programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was reauthorized in 2001 by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title II, Part A supports training and recruiting high quality teachers and principals.
The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is:
- to increase student achievement consistent with challenging state academic standards,
- to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders,
- to increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and
- to provide low-income and minority student greater access to effective of teachers, principals and other school leaders.