The purpose of the program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.
Who May Apply: (by category) State Education Agencies (SEAs)
Who May Apply: (specifically) Awards are made to SEAs that in turn make formula subgrants to local education agencies (LEAs). State agencies for higher education (SAHEs) also receive a (separate) formula grant. SAHEs in turn award competitive grants to partnerships that must include at least one institution of higher education (IHE) and its division that prepares teachers and principals, and a school of arts and sciences IHE, and a high-need LEA.
2015-2016 HQT Flexibility
No Child Left Behind
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Information on No Child Left Behind, including the Act and policy, and the Obama Administration's blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Waivers from No Child Left Behind
Public Law PL 107-110, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001