The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law on January 8, 2002. This law represented the most sweeping reforms in education since the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
There are four key elements to this legislation. They are:
- Stronger accountability for results: States are responsible for having strong academic standards for what every child should know and learn in reading, math, and science for elementary, middle and high schools.
- Expanded flexibility and local control: The new law gives states and school districts greater say in using the federal education dollars they receive each year.
- Expanded options for parents: NCLB gives parents options for helping their children if they are enrolled in schools chronically identified as in need of improvement.
- Emphasis on research-based methods, especially in reading: The new law will target education dollars to research-based programs that have been proven to help most children learn.
NCLB District Performance
NCLB Highly Qualified Teacher Survey
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