Title I and Title II are designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and amplify efforts to improve teaching and learning for students farthest from meeting State standards. Individual public schools with poverty rates above 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "schoolwide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Title II funds provide professional development and educational assistance to provide students with instruction from highly effective teacher assistants, teachers and principals.
Title I, Part A-Basic funds generally offer:
smaller classes or special instructional spaces
additional teachers and aides
opportunities for professional development for school staff
extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
a variety of supplementary teaching methods
an individualized program for students
additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction
Title II, Part A - Highly Qualified Teachers and Principals
To increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality;
To increase the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms;
To improve the skills of principals and assistant principals in schools;
To increase the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement; and
To combine the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program and the former Class-Size Reduction Initiative into one funding program.
Our mission is to IGNITE within every student a passion for learning, to INSPIRE the pursuit of excellence, and to INSTILL the desire to lead a productive, purposeful life.