The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 reauthorized the Dwight D. Eisenhower Grant and Class Size Reduction of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as Title II, Part A. This entitlement grant has been developed to prepare, train and recruit high-quality teachers and principals.
Through its professional development programs, Title II-A supports Title I initiatives in addressing the needs of the at-risk student population by training teachers in core subject areas, and promoting best practice in teaching, and classroom management methods. Title II-A also provides equitable services in professional development to eligible not-for-profit private schools.
Title II Private School Equitable Services
Title II Professional Development
The goal of Title II for private schools in 2015-2016 is to continue implementing professional development strategies to positively impact the school culture and student academic achievement. As an added bonus to the professional learning concept, the focus will continue to include student engagement as it pertains to student learning. High yield strategies to engage student learning will continue to be the pivotal element of trainings in the FY16 school year.
Eligible private schools participating in Title II over the last few years have chosen professional development that targets the professional learning community concept. The interdependent collaboration that is the foundation of professional learning will be the focus of the 2016 school year. Schools will be able to participate in trainings that target student engagement, classroom walks and collaborative planning and lesson design. An online professional development component will also be available to schools that signed up for it. Schools will have several professional development options but will be expected to choose at least one option as an on-going supplement of the individual school’s over-all professional development plan.
Title II Private Schools