Title II, III, and IV



Title II Part A/Teaching Training and Recruiting

The Title II provision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), makes available grant money to improve teacher and principal capacity along with funding to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms. The purpose for the Title II, Part A, component of ESEA is to increase student achievement and to hold local education agencies accountable for student academic achievement improvement. ("Title II," 2004)

Title II Part D/Enhancing Technology

Anita  Givens, Associate Commissioner Standards and Programs, issued a TEA Correspondence on July 15, 2011, describing the elimination of all funds for Title II, Part D. The funds were provided to enhance education through technology as parts of (ESEA) now know as No Child Left Behind. (NCLB) Initially the act was created to provide supplemental funds to improve student achievement through the use of technology. Other purposes was to provide programs to ensure that all students by the time they were in eight grade were technology literate and to provide professional development for teachers. ("Title II, Part D," 2010)

Title III Part A ELA

One Section of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) And Reauthorized by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is to provide funding to ensure English Language Learners (ELL) and/or migrant students acquire English language proficiency. These students must acquire English language proficiency in order to be successful by reaching all academic achievement standards required to be met by all students. The funds obtained by title three part a ELA should be used to develop high-quality language instruction educational programs, to build the capacity to provide high-quality instructional programs to meet the needs of ELL students, and promote parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs for parents and communities of ELL students. (“Title III, Part A,” 2012)


Title IV Part A/SDFSC

Title IV, Part A Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) as amended on by No Child Left behind (NCLB) is no longer funded. Funding just be provided to state and local education agencies to develop and enhance programs targeting violent and drug prevention for students in elementary and secondary schools.

Subpart three Of Title IV, Part A which is the Gun-Free Schools Act, remains a requirement and requires states receiving NCLB funds have a state law in effect requiring the expulsion of any student who has brought a firearm to school or is in possession of a firearm at school by local education agencies for no less than one year. These expulsions must be reported annually by the local education agencies in order to receive NCLB funding. (“Title IV Part A,” 2012)

Title IV Part B RLISP

Title IV, part B subpart 2, known as the Rural Low Income School Program (RLISP) is a competitive program which assists local education agencies in addressing the academic needs by providing greater effect flexibility in the use of limited federal resources as amended by the No Child Left Behind. (NCLB) the purpose of RLISP is to meet the unique funding needs of rural school districts. Often small schools like personnel or resources to compete for competitive grants and their formula allocations are too small to be effective in meeting the needs of the local education agency.

This program looks at children ages 5 to 17 years of age who are from families whose incomes fall below the poverty line. In order to meet The Eligibility to Receive Title IV, Part B, funds the local education agency must have at least 20% or more of their students who meet the above requirement. (“Title IV, Part B,” 2012)