NYC Leadership Academy has joined more than 50 education organizations in calling on Congress to fully fund Title II-A in FY19 at its authorized level of $2.295 billion.

“While we are grateful that Congress rejected proposals to eliminate this critical funding source for developing strong educators and school leaders, ensuring that districts across the country have the resources to build solid school leadership pipelines requires the full Title II amount authorized under ESSA,” said NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO Irma Zardoya.

Under ESSA, the letter explains, “states and districts can use Title II-A funds to attract, support and retain high-quality and diverse educators by providing significantly more time for planning and collaboration, job embedded professional development that is aligned to student and teacher needs, coaching and mentorship.”

Read the letter here