ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), is the largest federally funded education act and it impacts every CESA 2 district. CESA2 services help schools navigate the complex web of federal regulations, requirements, and guidelines. Besides provding assistance with the implementation of federal funds, these services enable schools to develop and implement quality programs focused on improving student achievement.
Under Title IA - supporting struggling students:
The Statewide Title I Network exists to provide technical assistance regarding effective Title I programs with a focus on student learning, either free or at a reduced rate. The Title I Leadership Development Series offers three related professional development workshops closely tied to best practices for district teams. Extended Title I services are available for a fee to districts wanting more personalized support including: transitions to schoolwide programming, work on compliance issues, extended contracts to support program improvement, budget, completion of ESEA applications and end of year reports.
Under Title II - helping teachers improve their instruction:
CESA 2 offers support in aligning curriculum with Wisconsin's Academic Standards, as well as a variety of other professional development opportunities such as instructional coaching and literacy interventions.
Under Title III - helping English language Learners:
Title III was enacted to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students, including immigrant children and youth, develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. CESA 2 offers an ELL consortium to districts with less than $10,000 to support their programming and resources.