According to a Center for American Progress analysis, 15 states have promising plans to leverage Title II, Part A of ESSA to modernize and elevate the teaching profession. States are using funds from this section of ESSA to either start or continue initiatives related to teacher recruitment, preparation, compensation, induction, mentoring, and leadership opportunities.
The report profiles the unique aspects of programs such as Arkansas’ Teacher Cadets program and New Mexico’s Teacher Ecosystem, as well as describes plans for expansion and related challenges that might be addressed through future efforts.
According to CAP, “Through their ESSA plans, [these states] have also demonstrated just how critical Title II, Part A funding is for ensuring that states are equipped to support districts and schools in their efforts to provide all students with access to excellent educators.”
These 15 ESSA-related initiatives are included in an interactive map, along with additional teacher pipeline efforts spearheaded by states, districts, teacher preparation programs, and nonprofit organizations.
Sortable by state and policy area, the tool provides an overview of nearly 90 initiatives, including those from PIE Network members Advance Illinois, Rodel Foundation of Delaware, Stand for Children Louisiana, Tennessee SCORE, and Chalkboard Project.
To learn more about Network member and partner efforts to engage educators in policy, explore the Educator Voice Opportunities report.