Title IIA- Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers, Principals, and other School Leaders
The key to improving academic achievement and supporting student success is ensuring that all students have access to an effective teacher in every classroom and effective school leaders in every school. Research demonstrates that teacher effectiveness contributes more to improving student academic outcomes than any other school characteristic and that effective school leaders are essential to recruiting and supporting teachers and leading school improvement.
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides opportunities for state and local entities to use Title II funding in even more effective and innovative was to help improve teacher and leader quality and ultimately increase student success. To read more about how the Oklahoma State Department of Education is implementing standards set forth by the passage of ESSA use the following link.