The Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) provided technical assistance, professional development, and support services to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) under grant number S283B050020 from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for 7 years. TXCC's work with TEA focused on educator quality and effectiveness; statewide systems of support; English language learners and other diverse students; literacy, mathematics, and science initiatives; early-warning data systems; college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments; and support to facilitate implementation of and compliance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
ESEA Management Institute
In 2009, TEA requested support from the TXCC in providing information to local education agencies funded under the No Child Left Behind (Elementary and Secondary Education) Act. The result was the NCLB Management Institute, which was a venue to provide technical assistance and updates on NCLB programs.
The TXCC assisted TEA with presentation development and organization and delivery techniques in addition to logistics planning and conference registration. TXCC staff also helped TEA design and conduct an evaluation of the institute.
Work in 2010–2011
Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the first NCLB Management Institute, held in June 2010, a second institute was held in June 2011. Plans were also initiated to provide a third institute in 2012.
Work in 2011–2012
A third Management Institute, now referred to as the ESEA Management Institute, will be held in June 2012. The TXCC will assist TEA with planning, conducting, and evaluating the institute. Once again, the focus will be on providing district and regional education service center staff with information about regulations and guidance on the effective implementation of federally funded programs.
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