Improving Teacher and Principal Quality (Title II Part A)
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.
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.
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 and the state minimum employment requirements. Please see Paraeducator Support for more information. For paraeducator requirements in Title I, Part A schools, please see the Title I, Part A Staff Requirements/Qualifications webpage.
Learn about private school eligibility to participate in the Title II, Part A program and our summer conference for private school educators.