No Child Left Behind and Elementary and Secondary Education Act

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 Enforcement and Support at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is responsible for the state-level administration of specific programs under NCLB and the Ed-Flex Partnership program.

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Title I, Part A

Private Non-Profit

  • The 2016-2017 PNP Affirmation of Consultation with Private School Officials form and Equitable Services Worksheet (ESW) templates are now available in NCLB Reports. Forms are due October 3, 2016..
  • Instructions for completing the LEA Affirmation of Consultation and ESW requirements may be accessed at the TEA Private Non-Profit  web page.

Title I Part D Subpart 2 Program

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

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

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.