The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was enacted in by U.S. Congress in 1965 and emphasizes equal access to education and establishes high standards and accountability. ESEA requires school districts, including charter districts, to provide programs and services to private nonprofit school students and teachers eligible to participate in Federal education programs.
The following programs are administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).
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Title I Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I, Part A provides supplementary instruction by public school teachers or through a third-party contractor to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or are most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards, and who live in areas of high poverty. Instruction may take place during the school day, before or after school, or in the summer. Learn More.
Title II Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
Title II, Part A, provides assistance for preparing, training, recruiting, and retaining high-quality teachers. The amount of funding available for services to private school personnel is governed by ESEA Section 9501, which requires equitable participation of nonprofit private school teachers and other educational personnel to the extent that the LEA, consortium, or entity uses its funds for professional development. Learn More.
Title III Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
ESEA Section 3102 describes the goals of the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement program. It provides funds for helping English learners (EL) (known as Limited English Proficient [LEP] in federal law) and eligible immigrant students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging state academic content and student achievement standards as all students are expected to meet. Private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel whose schools are located within an LEA, consortium, or entity that receives a Title III, Part A grant from the state are eligible to participate in this program, as specified in the Uniform Provisions. Learn More.