Title I, II
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.
The St. Anthony-New Brighton School District receives TItle I funding to assist students who attend Wilshire Park Elementary. The funds are used to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities to obtain a high-quality education and to reach —at a minimum—proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.
Ann Shaw, reading intervention teacher meets with small groups of students in kindergarten through grade three to help improve their reading proficiency skills. Ms. Shaw promotes positivity in reading by naming the groups: Letter Club and Book Club. These groups help children to find joy in reading while advancing their skills in a small group with focused instruction.
The Title II Program provides professional development funding to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) that is tied to research-based curriculum that impacts student achievement. These funds are intended to increase the academic achievement of students by improving teacher and principal quality. In particular, Title II funds are used to provide ongoing training that helps teachers better understand academic subjects and learn new instructional strategies focused on improved student learning.
In addition to using Title II funds for professional development, funds can also be used for a variety of other purposes, from recruiting and retaining teachers to reducing class sizes.