The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) was first passed by Congress as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. This legislation provided federal funds to support public education, particularly in resource-poor, low income settings. The most recent reauthorization amending ESEA is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This legislation aimed to close the achievement gap between groups of students through greater accountability and increased flexibility and choice. NCLB affects almost every school district and charter school in the state.
The Division of Federal and State Education Policy - ESEA Unit at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible for the state-level administration of specific programs under NCLB and the Ed-Flex Partnership program.
TEA Waiver Request
The Texas Education Agency has received approval from the U. S. Department of Education (USDE) to waive specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the NCLB. The waiver gives TEA and more than 1,200 local education agencies (LEAs) additional flexibility while reducing duplication of efforts.
The complete waiver request is available for viewing.
Programs and Requirements Administered by the ESEA Unit
Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs
Title I, Part D – Delinquent
Title II, Part D – Enhancing Technology
Title IV, Part A – Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SFDSC)
Title V, Part A – Innovative Programs (IP)
Title VI, Part A – Funding Transferability (FT)
Title VI, Part B – Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 – Rural Low-Income Schools (RLIS)
Title VII – Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education
Title VIII – Impact Aid Program
Title IX, Part E, Subpart 2 – Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO)/School Safety Choice Option (SSCO)
Title X, Part C – McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Programs and Requirements Administered by Other TEA Divisions
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Title I, Part A – School Improvement Program (SIP)
Texas Title I Priority Schools Grant Program (TTIPS)/School Improvement Grant (SIG)
Title I, Part C – Migrant Education Program
Title II, Part A - Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting (TPTR)
Highly Qualified Teachers
Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act (ELA)
Other TEA Divisions Providing Support for NCLB-related Programs and Requirements
Grants and Fiscal Compliance
School Improvement and Support
Educator Initiatives and Performance
Program Monitoring and Interventions
For additional information, contact:
Division of Federal and State Education Policy