Title IIA

The purpose of this program is to provide grants to districts in order to increase student academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms and principals in schools. Based on assessed needs, districts may use the allocated funds to provide professional development, coach and mentor teachers and principals, and assist teachers in their quest to become highly qualified. Funds may also be used for class-size reduction teachers in scenarios identified in the needs assessment.