Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide grants to State educational agencies and subgrants to local educational agencies in order to:
- increase student achievement consistent with challenging academic State standards
- improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders
- increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools
- provide low-income and minority students with greater access to effective teachers, principals and other school leaders
|TITLE II PART A|
|Funds authorized: FY 2017-2020 $2,295,830,000|
Funds for this grant program flow to SEAs that provide LEAs with at least 95% of funds as subgrants by formula. In general, a local educational agency that receives a subgrant from the state shall use the funds made to develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive programs and activities which may be carried out through a grant or contract with a for-profit or nonprofit entity. Section 2103 (a)(1)
TITLE II Part A Programs and Activities
LEAs can use TITLE II funds to “carry out in-service or professional development training that addresses issues related to school conditions for student learning such as safety, peer interaction, drug and alcohol abuse, chronic absenteeism.” Section 2103 (b)(3)(I)(iv)
Programs and activities funded by TITLE II Part A may also provide “high-quality, personalized professional development that is evidence-based and focused on improving teaching and student learning and achievement.” Section 2103 (b)(3)(E)
This includes efforts to train teachers, principals, or other school leaders to do the following:
- effectively integrate technology into curriculum and instruction (including education about the harms of copyright piracy)
- learn how to ensure that individual student privacy is protected, as required under section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act (commonly known as the ‘Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974’) (20 U.S.C. 1232g) and the State and local policies and laws in the use of such data
- effectively engage parents, families, and community partners, and coordinate services between school and community isafedirect.com/myok
- help all students develop the skills essential academic success
- develop policy with school, local educational agency, community, or State leaders
- participate in opportunities for experiential learning through observation
TITLE II Part A and Educational Technology
Funds from this program can be used to help teachers and school and district leaders to improve their practice and effectively integrate educational technology in ways that improve school safety and protect student data privacy.
- Support Teacher Implementation of Digital Learning – Under TITLE II, districts making transitions to educational technology can use funds to support teacher implementation of digital learning tools. Activities include hiring coaches or professionals to assist in integrating technology into the curriculum. i-SAFE has successfully supported numerous districts and schools in effectively integrating technology platforms into the learning environment.
- Provide Online Professional Development – States and districts may use TITLE II Part A funds to create digital learning opportunities for teachers as well as school and district leaders through online professional development. i-SAFE offers online professional development and modules for e-Safety education instructor training, AUP policy development and implementation and use of technology platforms to comply with the regulatory landscape addressing online safety and privacy.
- Implement Systems to Collect, Manage and Analyze Data – States and districts may use TITLE II Part A funds to support programs provided by i-SAFE Direct services, to enable teachers, librarians, principals and other school leaders to improve efforts that protect students data privacy.