Other Federal Programs
Title II – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
Title II, Part A is a federal program that provides funds to school districts including charter schools and state operated programs. The primary goals are to promote teacher, principal and paraprofessional quality through strategies such as high quality professional development in core subject areas and development of mechanisms and initiatives to promote the retention and hiring of highly qualified teachers, including reducing class size for the purpose of student achievement. Title II, Part A funds must be utilized for providing scientifically research based methods for teachers and principals when planning for professional development.
Title III – Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
The purpose of the Title III, Part A program is to improve the education of English learners (ELs) by helping them learn English and meet challenging state academic standards. An EL can be any student who lists a language other than English on the home language survey, and qualifies for services based on the W-APT or WIDA screener. ELs can be both immigrant and non-immigrant students.
Title III, Part A purposes are:
• To ensure that ELs, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic attainment in English
• To assist all ELs, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at high levels in academic subjects to meet the Tennessee Academic Standards
• To assist in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs designed to assist in teaching ELs
• To assist teachers (including pre-K teachers), principals, other school leaders, SEAs, and districts to develop and enhance their capacity to provide effective instructional programs for ELs
• To promote parental, family, and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families, and communities of ELs
Title IV – Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help meet these goals by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to: 1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, 2) improve school conditions for student learning, and 3) improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
Title IX – Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program
The McKinney-Vento Act is designed to address the challenges that homeless children and youths have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school with a strong emphasis on the importance of school stability for homeless children and youths. Changing schools multiple times significantly impedes a student’s academic and social growth. Therefore, the McKinney-Vento Act calls for school districts to maintain students in their school of origin to promote school stability and greater educational outcomes overall, unless it is not in the student’s best interest.
For more information click here – http://www.cityschools.net/student-info/mckinney-vento-homeless-education