The purpose of this program is to provide grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education and eligible partnerships to:
- Increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
- To hold local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement
Title IIA Professional Learning
The Professional Learning Network is a statewide system to address the need for a coordinated, cohesive, and consistent approach to professional learning across the state with an emphasis on geographic equity and comparable quality articulate in one specific scope of work.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) requires that all public school teachers of “core” academic subjects meet the “highly qualified teacher” (HQT) requirements of the Act.
Under NCLBA educators of “core” subjects must be properly licensed and endorsed for the subjects and instructional levels they teach, and have the required content knowledge for the endorsement they are using in the assignment. The law also requires that schools receiving federal Title I funds notify parents when their child is being taught a “core” subject by a teacher who has not yet met the federal requirements.
- 2015-2016 Statewide-Level Highly Qualified Teacher
- 2015-2016 LEA-Level Highly Qualified Teacher
- 2015-2016 School-Level Highly Qualified Teacher
Email M C Moran, State Director of Title II, or call (802) 479-1205.