Special Populations



Students enrolled in Texas schools speak more than 120 different languages. Consequently, a growing number of Texas students need help with English language acquisition. Bilingual education and English as a Second Language classes are available for these students. Others programs that focus on particular student needs are early childhood education, dyslexia and Section 504 training, and gifted and talented education. Specialized programs are also available to meet the needs of migrant students and children in foster care.

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Characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and poor spelling and decoding abilities.

English Learner Support

English Learner Support

Resources for Emergent Bilingual (EB) students and immigrant students.

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Gifted & Talented

G/T students develop innovative products and sophisticated performances that reflect individuality and creativity

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Highly Mobile & At Risk

Highly Mobile, At-Risk, and Mental Health Supports

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Review and Support

The Department of Review and Support (R&S) is a unit housed in the TEA Office of Special Populations and Student Supports.

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Special Education

A wide array of services and support are available for these students and families.

Contact Information

Office of Special Populations and Student Supports
Phone: (512) 463-9414
Email: specialpopulations@tea.texas.gov