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Statewide Initiatives

Comprehensive Support & Resources to Assist Districts in Meeting Changing Standards


Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN)

Texas Virtual School Network

The Education Service Center Region 12 in partnership with the Texas Education Agency is implementing an outreach and support program that increases awareness and understanding of and participation in the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN).

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A-F System Accountability Resources

A-F Accountability Resources

The 84th Legislature passed HB 2804, changing the Texas school accountability system so that every campus and district receives one of five ratings from A-F.

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SCHOLAR is an organized collection of resources and information, separated into 4 categories relative to typical duties of school counselors. Important online resources and links are provided for you including that of TEA, THECB, and other sites so you can have pertinent information at your fingertips.

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At the close of 2015, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which brings about the first major overhaul to federal education policy in almost 15 years. The ESSA provides our state an opportunity to leverage new flexibilities that bring greater emphasis to Texas’ priorities in educating our more than five million school children.

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SB 149

Individual Graduation Committees (IGC)

Senate Bill 149 has revised the state’s assessment graduation requirements for students enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, or 2016-2017 school years. A student who has failed the EOC assessment graduation requirements for no more than two courses may receive a Texas high school diploma if the student has qualified to graduate by means of an individual graduation committee (IGC) determination. This provision was extended by SB 463 in 2017 to last until September 1, 2019.  

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TEA Strategic Priorities


The Texas Education Agency has released updated strategic priorities with which public schools and public education entities must align their strategies and activities. 


ESC Region 12 has outlined action steps and strategies that align with the critical success factors laid out by TEA. Learn more about Region 12's strategies >

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process


The Legal Framework is a statewide leadership project partnering the Texas Education Agency and Region 18 Education Service Center. The project which includes contacts from each educational service center is a compilation of state and federal requirements for special education organized by topic in a user-friendly format. 


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Foster Care & Student Success

Foster Care & Student Success

Foster Care & Student Success, housed in Texas Education Agency’s Division of Federal and State Education Policy maintains resources and information to advance the education of student's impacted by foster care. The resources and materials provide guidance related to the unique circumstances surrounding students who are in the foster care system and attend Texas public schools.

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Foundation High School Program Resources


House Bill 5, enacted in July 2013, has had a huge impact upon Texas schools and high schools in particular. The Education Service Center Region 12 is dedicated to helping support our schools implement the Foundation HS program. With so many areas being affected, multiple offices at the Center work collaboratively to compile and share information coming from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

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