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State and Federal Programs—NCLB

Danette Thornton

Education Specialist
Contact: State and federal program support



Important Resources and Links

NCLB Resources
In partnership with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Division of NCLB Program Coordination, numerous campus and district improvement planning tools have been developed to assist with program implementation. These include digital publications, no-cost online training modules, and print publications.

Please click here for a description of all publications.


Please click here to access these resources.


Title I Resources
In partnership with the Texas Education Agency, the Title I Statewide Parental Involvement Initiative provides resource information and tools to support this important work. Please click here to access Title I resources.


Capacity Building Initiative
The Title I Capacity Building Initiative is coordinated by the Texas Education Agency and produced by Region 10 Education Service Center. This website serves as a central location for showcasing best practices in high achievement and closing the achievement gap between student groups. Please click here to access research, videos, and tools to assist schools in striving for continuous improvement.


The TEA Division of Grant Management has developed guidance resources to assist LEAs with fiscal program implementation. Please click here to access these resources.

Accountability and Leadership Solutions is committed to providing support to traditional/charter districts and campuses through state and federal programs assistance and compliance supports. All offered workshops can further be customized and provided as on-site supports in your district/charter.


Compliance: Our department team assists districts, campuses, and charter schools with state and federal program management in the following areas:
  • Federal program director meetings
  • New federal program director training and on-site support
  • Technical assistance in the implementation requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • Understanding federal program and compliance requirements for administering and managing Title 1, Part A; Title 1, Part D; Title II, Part A; and Title III, Part A programs
  • State Compensatory Education program management
  • NCLB consolidated grant application and compliance submission guidance
  • Standard application system (SAS) and expenditure reporting
  • Federal fiscal grant management
  • Private Nonprofit program management
  • NCLB highly qualified staff requirements and improvement plans
  • Federal compliance reports submission guidance
  • Understanding the NCLB performance-based monitoring analysis system
  • A framework for schoolwide planning and school support teams
  • District and campus needs assessments and improvement plans
  • Parental Involvement Leadership Network meetings
  • Networking opportunities for Title I campus principals and reward schools
  • Schoolwide reform strategies
  • Comparability of services
  • Collaboration with other federal programs


Parental Involvement: Our department team offers a variety of ways to actively involve parents in the education system by examining current research pertaining to successful programs and spotlighting promising practices. Professional development offerings and services are available in the following areas:
  • NCLB parent involvement requirements
  • Parent and community engagement
  • School support and family and community engagement
  • Capacity Building Initiative
  • Title I school-parent compacts
  • LEA Written Parental Involvement Policy
  • Campus Written Parental Involvement Policy
  • Parents Right to Know
  • Annual Title I, Part A Meetings
  • School partnerships
  • Diversity
  • Parents in Poverty
  • Parent Empowerment: Trigger Law


Reward Schools: 
Congratulations to the Region 4 ESC Reward Schools announced in June 2015 by the Texas Education Agency. We are pleased to showcase the promising practices of these successful Title I programs within Region 4. For additional information regarding the high-progress criteria and the high-performing criteria, please click on this link: Reward School List on TEA Website.


Visit the Region 10 Capacity Building Initiative webpage to see statewide recognition of reward schools, including those from the Region 4 area, featured by Best Practices highlighting each of the seven critical success factors! 


School Support Teams (SSTs): Which Texas campuses are required to use SST services?

  • Title I Support Teams: School Support Team (SST) training is provided each year to schools needing to transition to schoolwide services.
  • Upon request of a campus or district, the Region 4 SST is available to work with individual Title I campuses.


Title I/Parental Involvement Leadership Network
The District Title I/Parental Involvement Leadership Network is a committee of superintendent-appointed individuals. Members receive current national, state, and local information on all supported areas. The goal of the committee is to identify trends and issues affecting districts, to give feedback on services provided by Region 4 ESC, and to network with other professionals. For more information or registration information, please contact Danette Thornton.
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