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Title II

Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training & Recruiting

Funding Source: Federal

Grant Program Name: Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting

Deadline: Annually on July 1.

Application Information: Application for Title II-A funds must be completed on-line and submitted on the eGrant sy​stem.

Program Description: Title II, Part A, is a 100% Federally funded supplemental educational program that provides financial assistance to improve the skills of teachers and the quality of instruction in core academic subjects in public and private elementary and secondary schools.

The purpose of Title II is to provide supplemental activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders which includes:

  • Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging state academic 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; and
  • Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title II, Part A can be used to improve teacher and principal quality which include induction programs, professional development and support professional growth, equitable access to quality educators and recruitment for hard-to-find educator positions. Title II, Part A equitable services must be offered to eligible nonprofit private schools located within the local educational agency (LEA) boundaries. LEAs must consult with eligible participating private (nonpublic) schools.

Of the state allocation, 95% is used for basic education in local educational agencies, 2.5% is used for higher education competitive grants, and 2.5% is used for state activities.

Federal Programs Consolidated Review: A cadre of educators selected and trained by the Pennsylvania Department of Education review participating local educational agencies. The U.S. Department of Education conducts an annual review of the State's administration of Title II.

Evaluation: State program personnel prepare an annual performance report for the U.S. Department of Education

Restrictions of Funding: N/A

Eligible Entities and/or Partners: School Districts, Charter Schools, and Intermediate Units

Method of Distribution: Application

PDE Bureau/Agency Responsible: Division of Federal Programs

Title II - A Reallocation Procedures

Section 2121 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 requires the State Educational Agency (SEA) to develop procedures for the reallocation of Title II, Part A funds. Funds must be reallocated to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in a timely fashion and must be allocated in accordance with State guidelines for reallocation.