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Improving Teacher and Principal Quality (Title II Part A)

What's New

Building Your Educator Workforce: Best practices for teacher recruitment, selection and induction 
- Moodle course now available

Contact Information

Title II, Part A
TTY: 360-664-3631

The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality. This includes teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, and retention. In addition, Title IIA funds may be used to improve the skills and knowledge of principals for effective school leadership.

Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educator Initiative State Plan

The Department of Education released guidance regarding new expectations for the Washington state equity plans, the Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Initiative, designed to move America toward the day when every student in every public school is taught by excellent educators.

Requirements & Guidance

Learn about Title IIA program requirements, allowable uses of funds, and plan for professional learning in your district.


Title II, Part A monitors local education agencies (LEAs) to ensure that all paraeducators currently working in a Title I school-wide or targeted assistance program meet ESEA requirements (ESEA Sec. 1111(g)(2)(J); ESEA Sec. 1112(c)(6)) and the state minimum employment requirements. Please see Paraeducator Support for more information.

Private Schools

Learn about private school eligibility to participate in the Title II, Part A program and our summer conference for private school educators.


Connect with staff, download presentation materials, and review updates to the Title II, Part A program.