Towering Your Success provides educational consulting services for continuous school improvement activities supported and funded by the Titled I and Titled II Part A sections in the Every Student Succeeds Act, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This Act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
LEAs target the Title I, Part A funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I, Part A is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I, Part A programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.
Title II, Part A was originally authorized as Eisenhower Professional Development and the Class Size Reduction programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, was reauthorized in 2001 by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and in 2015 by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Grant funds are obtained by the State on the basis of the United States Department of Education’s (ED) approval of either (1) Georgia's State plan or (2) Georgia's consolidated application that includes the Title II, Part A Program. Through the program, state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) receive funds using a ED provided formula based on poverty and population.
The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is:
to increase student achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards,
to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders,
to increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and
to provide low-income and minority student greater access to effective of teachers, principals and other school leaders.