Our mission is to provide technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring to local education agencies in support of the United States Department of Education's Title II, Part A Improving Teacher Quality State Grant's purpose of increasing academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality.
Title II, Part A Improving Educator Quality State Grants originally authorized as Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class Size Reduction programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was reauthorized in 2001 by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While ESSA was authorized in December of 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 extended the date by which certain parts of the Act would be effective. Further guidance has been provided by USDE in the form of Dear Colleague Letters and FAQs. In 2012 USDE allowed SEAs to submit Flexibility Waivers, per these FAQs all flexibility requests are null and void as of August 1, 2016.
Improving Teacher Quality State Grant funds are obtained by a State on the basis of the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) approval of either (1) an individual State plan as provided in Section 2112 of the ESEA (20 USC 2112) or (2) a consolidated application that includes the program, in accordance with Section 9302 of the ESEA (20 USC 7842). Through the program, state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) receive funds using a USDE provided formula based on poverty and population.
The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is
§to increase student achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards,
§to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders,
§to increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and
§to provide low-income and monitory student greater access to effective of teachers, principals and other school leaders.
PARENTS' RIGHT TO KNOW
Our system receives federal funds for Title 1 programs that are part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Throughout the school year, we will continue to provide you with important information about this law and your child's education. You have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teacher(s). If you request this information, the district or school will provide you with the following as soon as possible.
a. If the teacher has met state licensing requirements for the grade level and subjects in which the teacher is providing instruction;
b. If state licensing requirements have been waived for the teacher on a temporary basis;
c. The type of college degree major of the teacher and the field of discipline for any graduate degree or certificate; and
d. If your child is receiving Title I services from paraprofessionals and, if so, his/her qualifications.
If you would like to request the information, please contact your child's school.
Nuestra escuela recibe fondos federales para programmas del Titulo I (en ingles, Title I) que forman parte de la ley sobre igualdad de oportunidades educativas del ano 2001 No Child Left Behind. A lo largo del ano escolar, continuaremos entregandole informacion importante sobre esta ley y la educacion de su hijo/a. Usted tiene derecho a solicitar informacion sobre las calificaciones profesionales de el o los maestros de la sala de clases de su hijo/a. Si lo solicita, el distrito o la escuela le entregara la siguiente informacion tan pronto como sea possible;
a. Si el maestro ha cumplido con los requisites de licencia estatales para el grado escolar y las materias que esta ensenando;
b. Si se han eximido provisoriamente los requisites estatales de licencia del maestro;
c. El tipo de titulo universitario principal del maestro y la especialidad de cualquier titulo o certificado de postgrado; y
d. Si su hijo/a recibe servicios del Titulo I de parte de paraprofesionales y, de ser asi, sus calificaciones.
Si desea solicitor esta informacion, por favor comuniquese con la escuela de su hijo/a.