This program is intended to increase student academic achievement by improving the quality of teachers and principals by:
- Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms and reducing class size;
- Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools;
- Increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding local educational agencies and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title II, Part A provides agencies with the flexibility to use these funds to create ways to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.