• For information regarding ESSA Federal programs, contact a Region 3 specialist:

    Lisa Hernandez  
    Lisa Hernandez
    Grant Coordinator - Bil/ESL/Migrant
    361-573-0731 Ext. 270

    Beverly Wyatt
    Beverly Wyatt
    Education Specialist 
    361-573-0731 Ext. 245

    photo of Catherine Hernandez  
    Cathy Hernandez
    Migrant Education Specialist 
    361-573-0731 Ext.241

     Victoria Rivera
    Victoria Rivera
    Migrant Education Specialist
    361-573-0731 ext. 259 

      Monica Rodriguez
    Monica Rodriguez
    Migrant Recruiter
    361-573-0731 ext. 246

  • ESSA Highlights

    President Obama signs the Every Student Succeeds Act into law on December 10, 2015.

    ESSA includes provisions that will help to ensure success for students and schools. Below are just a few. The law:

    • Advances equity by upholding critical protections for America's disadvantaged and high-need students.
    • Requires—for the first time—that all students in America be taught to high academic standards that will prepare them to succeed in college and careers.
    • Ensures that vital information is provided to educators, families, students, and communities through annual statewide assessments that measure students' progress toward those high standards.
    • Helps to support and grow local innovations—including evidence-based and place-based interventions developed by local leaders and educators—consistent with our Investing in Innovation and Promise Neighborhoods
    • Sustains and expands this administration's historic investments in increasing access to high-quality preschool.
    • Maintains an expectation that there will be accountability and action to effect positive change in our lowest-performing schools, where groups of students are not making progress, and where graduation rates are low over extended periods of time.