No Child Left Behind (NCLB) / Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is a federal statute originally enacted in 1965.  These federal funds are authorized for professional development, instructional materials, resources to support education programs, and parental involvement programs.  While the current reauthorization of ESEA is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Congress recently passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed into law by President Obama on December 20, 2015, and will go into effect July 1, 2017.

 

Longview ISD receives funding for the following entitlement programs within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act:

 

Title I, Part A

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Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Program Contact Sheri Broadwater, Director of Federal Programs, (903) 381-2260 

 

Provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards.  These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically-based research.

 

 

Title I, Part D

Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent or At-Risk

Program Contact Sheri Broadwater, Director of Federal Programs, (903) 381-2260

 

Provides supplemental funding to: (1) improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that they have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content and State student achievement standards that all children in the State are expected to meet; (2) provide these children with services to enable them to transition successfully from institutionalization to further schooling or employment; and (3) prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school as well as to provide dropouts and children and youth returning from correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth, with a support system to ensure their continued education.

  

 

Title II, Part A

Teacher/Principal Training and Recruiting

Program Contact Sheri Broadwater, Director of Federal Programs, (903) 381-2260 

 

Provides supplemental funding to improve student achievement.  Funds are used to elevate teacher and principal quality through recruitment, hiring, and retention strategies, and to increase the number of highly-qualified teachers in the classroom and highly-qualified principals and assistant principals in schools.  The program uses scientifically based professional development interventions and holds districts and schools accountable for improvements in student academic performance.

 

Title III, Part A LEP

Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

Program Contacts:  Ada Duarte de Ortiz, Elementary Bilingual Supervisor (903) 381-2285 and Lori Sustaita, Secondary ESL Supervisor, (903) 381-2379 

Provides supplemental resources to local education agencies to help ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency at high levels in core academic subjects to meet state-mandated achievement performance standards.