Use of Federal Programs for Leader in Me
Some Federal programs can be used to fund Leader in Me products and services. This resource is intended to align different components of LiM with different federal funds.
Description of Federal Programs:
Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
These funds are designated to support students attending Title I schools. The purpose of the funding “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments and close the achievement gap between high and low-performing children, especially the achievement gaps between minority and non-minority students, and between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers.”*
Title I, Part A funds CAN be used to fund LiM products and services including learning recovery, student materials, online membership, professional development, and family engagement resources.
Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction
These funds are designated to support the professional development of staff. The purpose of the funding “is to increase student achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards; improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders; increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving academic achievement in schools; and provide low-income and minority students equitable access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.”*
Title II, Part A funds CAN be used to fund LiM products and services related specifically to professional development for teachers and administrators, including professional books, trainings, and online membership.
Title III, Part A: English Language Acquisition
These funds are designated to support English language. The purpose of the funding “is to help ensure that English learners (ELs), including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and attain high levels of academic achievement in English; assist ELs to achieve at high levels in academic subjects so that all ELs can meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet; assist teachers (including preschool), principals and other school leaders, SEAs, LEAs, and schools in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs (LIEPs)/English language development (ELD) programs designed to assist in teaching ELs; assist teachers (including preschool), principals and other school leaders, State educational agencies, and local educational agencies to develop and enhance their capacity to provide effective instructional programs designed to prepare ELs to enter all-English instructional settings; and, promote parental, family, and community participation in LIEPs/ELD programs for parents, families, and communities of ELs.”*
Title III, Part A funds CAN be used to fund LiM products and services which directly support ELs and their families.
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
These funds are designated to provide student support and academic enrichment (SSAE) to students in grades K-12. The purpose of the funding “is to improve academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, LEAs, schools, and communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education, improve school conditions for student learning, and improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.”*
Title IV, Part A funds CAN be used to fund LiM products and services including learning recovery, student materials, online membership, and professional development.
*U.S. Department of Education (www2.ed.gov)