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No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind is the commonly used name for the federal regulation Public Law 107–110. The law is the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The law requires states to implement a variety of policies relating to schools in order to receive federal funding.

History

As a result of issues of segregation and the landmark Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision, President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty included a program for federal money to improve the education of disadvantaged students. Initially, the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, which dealt specifically with pre-K-12 education, was controversial. The notion that the federal government would reach into a domain largely restricted to local entities was unprecedented. ...

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