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Improving Teacher and Principal Quality (Title II, Part A)

The Title II, Part A program is designed, among other things, to provide students from low-income families, students of color, and other students who have been disenfranchised by the education system with greater access to effective educators. In addition, the purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality. This includes teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, and retention. In addition, Title IIA funds may be used to improve the skills and knowledge of principals for effective school leadership.

Program Requirements and Guidance 

Learn about Title II, Part A program requirements and plan for professional learning in your district.

Allowable Uses of Funds

Learn more about the guidelines for using your Title II, Part A grant award.

Educator Equity Data Collection

The Department of Education released guidance regarding new expectations for the Washington state equity plans, the Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Initiative, designed to move America toward the day when every student in every public school is taught by excellent educators. The purpose is to move America towards the day when students of color, students from low-income families, and other students who are underserved by our education system have the same education as their more privileged peers, and to the future where every student is taught by excellent educators.

Private Schools

Learn about private school eligibility to participate in the federal programs and our summer conference for private school educators.



An Educator Workforce Development Workgroup was convened to focus on the implementation of Washington's Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Plan (the state Equity Plan), the implementation of a teacher shortage bill (E2SSB 6455) and educator workforce development under the Title II, Part A section of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Washington state.