Reauthorization of ESEA – Transition from NCLB to ESSA
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, begins the process to replace NCLB. Information from ED can be found here. Details on ADE’s transition plan will be posted as they are developed.
No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was passed by the United States Congress, signed by President Bush and became effective on January 8, 2002 as Public Law 107-110. The Act amends and re-authorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S. C. 6301 et Seq). The Act represents the most far-reaching reforms to K-12 education since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was first adopted in 1965. Student and school accountability, along with highly qualified professionals, are some of the principle themes of the NCLB.
Title I, under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to meet the needs of special educationally disadvantaged children at preschool, elementary, and secondary school levels. The purpose of Title I is to help all children achieve the state’s academic standards. This is accomplished through supplemental programs that consist of instructional services, instructional support services, school wide reform efforts, and increased involvement of parents in their children’s education.