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Title II, Part A – Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund, Grants to States
This program increases student achievement by elevating teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies.

Title II, Part A, Subpart 5, Section 2151(B) – School Leadership
The School Leadership program is a new discretionary program that supports efforts to recruit, retain, and provide training and continuing professional development to principals and assistant principals to create a high-quality school leadership force.

Title II, Part A, Subpart 5, Section 2151(C) – Advanced Certification or Advanced Credentialing
This new discretionary grant program funds activities that support teachers seeking advanced certification or credentialing. Funds go toward high-quality professional teacher enhancement programs that are designed to improve teaching and learning.

Title II, Part A, Subpart 5, Section 2151(E) – Early Childhood Educator Professional Development
This program aims to enhance the school readiness of young children, particularly those who are disadvantaged, and prevent them from encountering difficulties once they enter school. In this regard, the program funds partnerships whose goal is to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in communities with high concentrations of children living in poverty.

Title II, Part B – Mathematics and Science Partnerships
This new program is designed to improve students’ academic achievement in mathematics and science. It provides competitive grants to partnerships for professional development, teacher recruitment, and curriculum redesign in mathematics and science.

Title II, Part C – Troops-to-Teachers
This program encourages former military personnel to become classroom teachers. The program recruits eligible participants and provides them with referral and placement services, as well as financial assistance for teaching in high-need schools.

Title II, Part C, Subpart 1, Chapter B – Transition to Teaching
This program is a new competitive grant program that recruits and retains highly qualified mid-career professionals and recent college graduates as teachers in high-need schools. The program also supports the development and expansion of alternative routes to teacher certification.

Title II, Part C, Subpart 2 – National Writing Project
The National Writing Project is a nonprofit educational organization that supports programs to train classroom teachers to teach writing effectively to their students. The program supports the expansion and continued activities of the National Writing Project and the dissemination of effective professional development practices.

Title II, Part C, Subpart 3 – Civic Education
This program is designed to improve the quality of civics and governmental education, foster civic competence and responsibility, and improve the quality of civic and economic education through cooperative education exchange programs with emerging democracies.

Title II, Part C, Subpart 4 – Teaching of Traditional American History
This program supports student achievement by improving teachers’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history. The program provides funds to school districts to design, implement, and demonstrate effective research-based professional development programs.

Title II, Part C, Subpart 5 – Teacher Liability Protection
The Paul D. Coverdell Teacher Protection Act of 2001 limits the financial liability of teachers, principals, and other school professionals for harm they may cause when acting on behalf of the school in disciplining students or maintaining classroom order.

Title II, Part D, Subparts 1 and 2 (Educational Technology State Grants and National Technology Activities) – Enhancing Education Through Technology
The primary goal of the Educational Technology State Grants Program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is also designed to assist every student in becoming technologically literate by the end of the eighth grade and to encourage the effective integration of technology resources and systems with teacher training and professional development to establish research-based instructional models. The program targets funds primarily to school districts that serve concentrations of poor students.

Title II, Part D, Subpart 3 – Ready-to-Learn Television
This program develops and disseminates educational programming for preschool and early elementary school children and their families. The program supports distribution of programming and printed materials to increase school readiness for young children in limited English proficient households and to increase family literacy. Accompanying support materials and services promote the effective use of educational television programming.