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Stand up for professional development in Congress’ budget

Investments in school and teacher leadership are key to supporting student achievement.

Yet the current federal budget would eliminate funding for the very part of the Every Student Succeeds Act that provides for these activities.

Tell Congress to fully fund Title II, Part A — contact your member of Congress now.

Contact your member of Congress

What is Title II, Part A?

Title II, Part A is part of the 2015 bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It provides new opportunities for schools to invest in teacher and principal leadership. 
Last year, Congress provided states $2.3 billion through Title II, Part A to fund programs like teacher and principal recruitment, mentoring, evidence-based professional development, and teacher preparation residencies.

Why should I take action?

These critical funds for teacher supports and professional development were cut by $249 million in the FY 2017 budget, and President Trump proposed completely eliminating funding for Title II, Part A in his FY 2018 Budget Request. Recently, the House Appropriations Committee agreed to zero out Title II, Part A funding for the coming year.
These cuts hamper educators’ abilities to grow and develop to better serve their students. It would also severely disrupt many states’ ESSA implementation plans, negatively impacting efforts to improve student outcomes.
Join Educators for Excellence, Teach Plus, New Leaders, TNTP, and other partners by adding your name to this letter supporting Title II, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Contact your members of Congress to urge them to fully restore Title II, Part A funding today:

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