This website is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is part of a Limited English Proficient Student Success Initiative (LEP-SSI), Authorized by Senate Bill 1, General Appropriations Act, Article III, Rider 62, and Texas Education Code §21.457 and §39.0241(d).

The purpose of the LEP-SSI grant is to provide intensive programs of instruction for limited English proficient (LEP) students and teacher training resources specific to instruction of LEP students.


Welcome by Susie Coultress, State Director of Bilingual/English as a Second Language Programs

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Web Portal Overview

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The Texas Education Agency, in collaboration with Education Service Center Region 2, invites all Title III, Part A – LEP sub-grantees to the 2015 Title III Symposium from July 28th-29th in Austin, Texas. Workshop sessions will be provided for elementary and secondary educators and administrators. read more -->


Webinar: Overview of the 2014-2015 Bilingual Exception and ESL Waiver Application

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Reminder – Bilingual Exceptions and or ESL waivers are due on or before November 1st.

The 2014-2015 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook is now available on the Texas Education Agency website. View here-->

Section 6 addresses bilingual/ESL education programs, pages 175-190.
Section 7, pages 193-194 addresses PK LEP Eligibility.

Graduation Toolkit in English and Spanish

The graduation toolkit provides essential information regarding the new graduation plan under House Bill 5, which was passed by the Texas Legislature last year. House Bill 5 provides for a more flexible graduation program for all students who enter high school beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Commissioner Williams believes that information and early planning are now critical steps for all students and parents in preparing for high school and beyond. The graduation toolkit is available online in English and Spanish for electronic use or printing. To view the graduation toolkit, visit http://www.tea.state.tx.us/brochures/.


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