No Child Left Behind/Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Division of Federal and State Education Policy - ESEA Unit

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. The most recent reauthorization amending ESEA is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The primary function is to close the achievement gap between groups of students by requiring greater accountability and offering 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 (TEA) has requested that the U. S. Department of Education (USDE) waive specific provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by P.L. 107-110 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. The waiver requests, if granted, would give TEA and more than 1,200 local education agencies (LEAs) additional flexibility while reducing duplication.

The complete waiver request is available for viewing at the following link:

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)

Ed-FLEX Waivers

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

Performance Reporting


For additional information, contact:

Division of Federal and State Education Policy
(512) 463-9414

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