an act passed in 2001 which, among other things, provided students with disabilities recognition as an important component of the school population and thus subject to the opportunities and accountability inherent in the act.
Signed into law by President Bush in 2002, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) sets performance benchmarks for all schools and also stipulates what must be included in accountability reports to parents. It mandates annual student testing, includes guidelines for underperforming schools, and requires states to train all teachers and assistants to be "highly qualified".
The current reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nationâ€™s largest and most comprehensive federal education law. It supplements state and local efforts to provide all children with a high-quality education. To learn more, go to http://www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml?src=pb.