Local Education Agencies

School districts, or local education agencies (LEAs), are on the front lines of education in the United States.  This collection encourages collaboration between LEAs and their State Departments of Education, focusing on practical strategies for cultural awareness, strategic performance, financial transparency, and leadership. 

Cultivating Equity-oriented Educators: What SEAs Can do to Promote Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practices at the LEA Level Webinar
Resource Type: Webinar
2017 Audio (mp3/m4a)
These interactive presentations focus on strengthening State Education Agencies’ (SEAs) knowledge and understanding of macro and micro systems needed to cultivate, implement, and sustain culturally responsive pedagogies and school-based practices.
Strategic Performance for Your Branch: Organizing People and Their Work in an LEA or SEA Division or Strand
Resource Type: Practice guide
2017 PDF (pdf)
This practice guide discusses how SEAs or LEAs can become more ready and willing to take on the demanding task of building an agency-wide strategic System of Performance Management (SPM).
Thought Leadership Forum Brief: Evidence-Based Improvement Under ESSA
Resource Type: Policy/Policy brief
2017 PDF (pdf)
This brief describes the resources shared during the December 19 forum, summarizes key ideas, and concludes with recommendations to help inform the ongoing work of SEA and LEA officials on identifying evidence-based strategies and interventions in compliance with ESSA evidence requirements.
ESSA’s Financial Transparency Reporting Requirement
Resource Type: Tools/Toolkit
2017 PDF (pdf)
The School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) and the Local Education Agency Finance Survey, administered via National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), capture all school district expenditures, with some portion being captured at the school level and others at the local education agency (LEA) level.
Texas Rural Schools Support/Grow Your Own (GYO)
Type: Project
State(s): Texas
TXCC is helping the Texas Education Agency streamline grant processes and provide technical assistance for a Grow Your Own grant to strengthen support for rural schools/districts.
State and Local Planning for Equitable Access and Diversifying the Workforce
Type: Project
State(s): Ohio, Mississippi, Connecticut, District of Columbia
This project helps SEAs and LEAs to identify and address gaps in equitable access to effective, diverse educators using data, root cause analysis and evidence-based strategies.