California Department of Education Report to the Legislature: Title II, Part A, Statewide Professional Development for Nonprofit, Private Schools 2012–13 Annual Report
This report is required by Item 6110-195-0890 of the California State Budget Act of 2012-13, which allocated $373,000 in federal Title II, Part A funds to provide professional development for eligible private school teachers and administrators, in accordance with federal law.
Title IX, Part E, Subpart I, sections 9501 through 9504 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (ESEA) define the Uniform Provisions, which require equitable participation in ESEA-funded programs and services for nonprofit private school students, teachers and other educational personnel. Equitable participation comes about through the mandate that requires state educational agencies and local educational agencies to provide federally-funded services on an equitable basis in twelve ESEA programs, including Title II, Part A. The Title II, Part A funding supports high-quality professional development activities, such as workshops and training programs, designed to improve teacher quality. Professional development activities supported with Title II, Part A funds that benefit private school personnel must meet the requirements of the statute. For example, professional development activities must be based on a review of scientifically based research; they must be sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused; and they are expected to improve student academic achievement.
The California Department of Education (CDE) consulted with the California Private School Advisory Committee to identify professional development needs. Consistent with those needs and all statutory requirements, the CDE provided a variety of professional development activities funded by Title II, Part A during 2012–13. Professional development programs designed to target private school instructional staff served a total of 505 teachers, 47 administrators whose participation is designed to help support implementation, and 3 individuals who did not identify their titles. Participants came from eligible private schools throughout the state, and program evaluations were consistently positive.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Jane Ross, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Support Division, by phone at 916-319-0339 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find this report at the CDE Private Schools Correspondence/Documents Web page. If you need a copy of this report, please contact Jane Ross, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Support Division, by phone at 916-319-0339 or by e-mail at email@example.com.