Title II
High Quality Teachers and Principals







  • To increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality;

  • To increase the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms;

  • To improve the skills of principals and assistant principals in schools;

  • To increase the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement; and

  • To combine the former Eisenhower Professional ¬†Development Program and the former Class-Size Reduction ¬†Initiative into one funding program.

Uses of Funds

  • To recruit, hire and retain highly qualified teachers and principals;

  • To provide research-based, high-quality professional development activities;

  • To support the acquisition of advanced degrees to the extent that doing so is consistent with the LEA's needs assessment and local plan;

  • To provide training activities to enhance the involvement of parents in their child's education;

  • To pay the salary of a highly qualified replacement teacher when the regular classroom teacher is on sabbatical;

  • To pay the costs of State tests required of new teachers to determine whether they have subject matter competency and to assist them in meeting State certification requirements;

  • To purchase supplies or instructional materials used as part of professional development activities and;

  • To carry out teacher advancement initiatives that promotes professional growth.