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Title II A
High Quality Teacher and Administrator Training
 
 
 
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 places a major emphasis upon teacher quality as a factor in improving student achievement. The new Title II programs focus on preparing, training, and recruiting high-quality teachers and principals. Title II funds assist Hamblen County Schools in developing and supporting a high-quality teaching force, thereby improving student academic achievement.
 
Title II funds in Hamblen County Schools are used in several ways including:
      *Employing a teacher at Lincoln Elementary to reduce class size.  Lincoln Elementary     typically has the highest percentage of students qualifying for free/reduced meals.
   
      *Providing high-quality professional development for teachers, principals, and
       assistants
   
      *New teacher recruitment and mentoring
 
      *Employing 5 Instructional Coaches funded 50%
       by Title IIA
    
 
For further information on the Highly Qualified status of our paraprofessional employees, please contact the school administration.