No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 is a major education reform statute designed to improve student achievement and change the culture of America's schools. It is driving education policy for all children. This multi-billion program was enacted on January 8, 2002 and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, the principal federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school). While the policy provisions of NCLB do not expire efforts to begin the re-authorization process began in 2007 and will continue until a new law is passed by congress and signed by the president. Title 1 of the Act focuses on improving the academic achievement for the disadvantaged. Title III focuses on language instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students.
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ASHA Comments and Analyses