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Title II-A: Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, or Other School Leaders

The purpose of Title II-A is to improve teacher and leader quality and focuses on preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals. The Title II-A program is designed, among other things, to provide students from low-income families and minority students with greater access to effective educators. It is critical that State Educational Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) consider how to best use these funds, among other sources, to ensure equity of educational opportunity. In general, Title II funds can be used to provide supplemental strategies and activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Opportunities both in content and participation are expanding. The recommended strategies under Title II-A funds have widened to include early childhood education, STEM and CTE among others, signaling a shift away from an exclusive focus on core academic areas and toward a well-rounded education. Additionally, the definition of who can be supported has broadened to include all teachers (not just those in core content areas), principals and “other school leaders” which guidance defines as employees who are “…responsible for the daily instructional leadership and managerial operations in the elementary or secondary school building.” (Non-regulatory Guidance, p.16)

For additional information about Title II-A, please contact the Director of Education or visit the Oregon Department of Education’s site.

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