No Child Left Behind & Additional Guidance
The Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program-Title II, Part A of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Act of 2001-is an effort by the federal government to improve teaching and learning in America's
schools. NCLB establishes two programs: a formula grant program administered by the K-12 state
department of education, and a competitive grant program administered by a higher education agency.
Under Title II, Part A of NCLB, the Commission conducts competitions to award grants to Institutions of Higher
Education (IHEs) that are working in partnership with high-need Local Educational Agencies (LEA). This
document does not relate to the formula portion of the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Program
administered by the CDE.
Annual formula grants for districts may be found at
Select the appropriate funding year and click on "Funding Results," then on the "Schedule" under
"Entitlements" on the next page. The schedule is listed in county order, and all districts for the state
are listed. These funds may be used for the same purposes as the Improving Teacher Quality State Grants
and may be used to augment Commission grant funds.
U.S. Department of Education Non-Regulatory Guidance for Improving Teacher Quality grants:
U.S. Department of Education No Child Left Behind Act Website:
U.S. Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse (research reports):
U.S. Department of Education Doing What Works Website (research-based resources):
Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence:
A User Friendly Guide (WWC document):
Public Law 107-110.
Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR),
34 CFR Parts 74, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 85, and 86.
Audit Requirements under OMB Circular A-133
for public colleges and universities and for independent colleges and universities.
OMB Circular A-21:
Cost Principles for Educational Institutions.
OMB Circular A-102,
Part 80: Subpart A-C, Section 80.1-80.35
House Education and Labor Committee: