Title II

In general, the purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase student academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) receive formula funds from the State or may join with eligible partnerships for competitive grants. Consistent with local planning requirements and its needs assessment, an LEA is allowed the flexibility to design and implement a wide variety of activities that can promote a highly qualified teaching staff able to help all students achieve challenging State standards.


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    This document shows how the Read and Rise can support and enrich a Title II district-wide professional development program in the areas of parent involvement; academic content knowledge; research-based, ongoing professional development; and other criteria of the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants.eschool Children Under Title I Non-Regulatory Guidance (March 4, 2004).

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Title II My Books


The following chart illustrates how Scholastic Take-Home Book Packs support the criteria for Title I-funded school-wide, targeted assistance, and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) programs. The criteria are drawn from the Dec. 2, 2002, Title I Final Rules and Regulations, posted at this site:


KEY CRITERIA FOR TITLE II Scholastic Take-Home Book Packs
1. Provide opportunities for all students to meet the State's proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement, particularly in the areas of reading/language arts, math, and science. Scholastic Take-Home Book Packs for Grades PreK-12 support the common core and state standards by providing high-quality, authentic literature in a wide variety of subjects and genres. The parent and community activity packs foster family involvement and reinforce at-home learning. Book packs provide components to support a balanced literacy program:
  • Cross-curricular Content: A math title is included in every nonfiction Grades K-5 book pack
  • Build Reading Accuracy: Students read familiar books over and over, while building fluency with expression
  • Research-based Strategies: Reading practice strengthens skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension through reading activities
  • Book Packs provide Reading
2. Use effective methods and instructional practices that are based on scientifically based research that: Research tells us that, without practice, students lose reading skills, and that children from lower-income families lose the most. The results in children who typically score lower on the reading tests than their counterparts.

Tw-thirds of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income