The purpose of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as:
Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality, is authorized through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a restructuring of the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program combined with the federal Class Size Reduction funds. Although Title II, Part A is an individual program, it must be viewed in context of the whole Act, particularly Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged and Title IX-General Provisions.
- **Improving teacher and principal quality;
- **Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers (HQT) in the classroom;
- **Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in the classroom; and
- **Holding school districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title II, Part A is funded through federal grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships.
For more information on Title II-A, click here to be linked to the Idaho State Department of Education.