The purpose of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
(ESEA) Title II A funding is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to increase student academic achievement by increasing the number of highly qualified teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators in schools and classrooms. 
Oregon Department of Education. Teacher Quality - Title II-A.
http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=102 (May 12, 2015).