No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

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The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law (P.L.) 107-110, is the nation’s general education law.

It was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2001. Although it is referred to as NCLB, it actually amends longstanding legislation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

It’s also important to know that NCLB is in the process of reauthorization. This means that Congress and the Obama Administration are considering how to revise and amend the legislation. This can be a labor-intensive task that involves months of discussion, drafts, proposed changes, committee meetings, and requests for public input. Until NCLB is officially reauthorized by Congress and signed by the President, however, what it currently requires is the “law of the land.”

Learn More about NCLB.

Information on No Child Left Behind, including the Act and policy, and the Obama Administration’s blueprint for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.