Professional Development funding for Principals Preserved in Senate Bill

Professional Development funding for Principals Preserved in Senate Bill

Continued funding for Title II, Part A is critical for states and districts to provide support and PD for teachers and principals.

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.

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