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ESSA Information

Every Student Succeeds Act/Elementary and Secondary Education Act


History of  ESSA 

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 Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The primary function is to close the achievement gap between groups of students by requiring greater accountability and offering increased flexibility and choice. ESSA affects almost every school district and charter school in the state. 


Every Student Succeeds

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) | U.S. Department of Education


Federal Program Compliance 

The Federal ESSA programs have guidelines and expectations that all LEAs must fulfill as a requirement when applying and accepting the grant funds. Each program has a focus that we can help you with. For more information on ESSA programs, visit the Texas Education Agency's Federal Program Compliance Page.