The purpose of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement through strategies such as:
- **Improving teacher and principal quality;
- **Increasing the number of highly qualified teachers (HQT) in the classroom;
- **Increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in the classroom; and
- **Holding school districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Title II, Part A, Teacher and Principal Quality, is authorized through the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, a restructuring of the former Eisenhower Professional Development Program combined with the federal Class Size Reduction funds. Although Title II, Part A is an individual program, it must be viewed in the context of the whole Act, particularly Title I, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged and Title IX-General Provisions.
Title II, Part A is funded through federal grants to state educational agencies, local educational agencies, state agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships.
For more information on Title II-A, click here to be linked to the Idaho State Department of Education.