The mission of the GaDOE Title II, Part A Program is to provide technical assistance, and resources, to local education agencies in support of the United States Department of Education's (ED) Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Grant's purpose of increasing academic achievement by improving the effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders.
SEA Implementation of Title II, Part A
Title II, Part A State Activities
Title II, Part A Program staff responsible for State Activities are a part of the Teacher and Leader Support and Development Division of the Office of Teaching and Learning. The staff provides resources and training to support the grant purpose.
Title II, Part A was originally authorized as Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class Size Reduction programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was reauthorized in 2001 by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Grant funds are obtained by the State on the basis of the United States Department of Education’s (ED) approval of either (1) Georgia's State plan or (2) Georgia's consolidated application that includes the Title II, Part A Program. Through the program, state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) receive funds using a ED provided formula based on poverty and population.