Professional Development funding for Principals Preserved in Senate Bill

June 28, 2018

Today the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its FY19 Appropriations bill, which preserves funding for Title II, Part A at $2.05 billion at current levels. The full Senate must now approve the measure. The House of Representatives also needs to approve its version of the bill.

Continued strong Title II, Part A funding is critical for states and districts to provide support and professional development for teachers and principals. Title II, Part A is the only federal funding source dedicated to the preparation, training, and support of teachers and principals, including professional development opportunities. In addition, states and districts are using Title II, Part A funds to expand clinical-based preparation programs and to boost induction and mentor programs for new teachers and principals. 

Read the full statement here.