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ESEA/NCLB

The Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) challenges states and school districts to increase efforts to improve student academic achievement. Its accountability provisions focus attention on low-performing groups of students, intending to close the achievement gap.

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ESEA/NCLB


No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB): An Overview

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What Is the No Child Left Behind Act?

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is the current version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—the principal federal law affecting public education from kindergarten through high school in the United States. The ESEA was originally passed in 1965. NCLB is important legislation for students with learning disabilities (LD), because it ensures that they reach high levels of academic standards, just like other children in America's public schools today.

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ESEA and Students with Learning Disabilities

Students With Disabilities - Learning Disabilities in School The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the nation’s oldest and largest federal education law. Intended to ensure that all children — including those with disabilities — have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education, ESEA provisions are critically important to students with learning disabilities.

This Policy Brief provides key recommendations for ensuring that students with learning disabilities continue to benefit from ESEA.

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