Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) emphasizes equal access to education, establishes high standards and accountability, and requires the inclusion of all students with disabilities in the student achievement system. The law authorizes federally funded education programs that are administered by the states. In 2002, Congress amended ESEA and reauthorized it as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 15-7 to approve a bill to reauthorize ESEA (known as No Child Left Behind). The bipartisan measure will now move to the Senate floor, hopefully before Thanksgiving.
Known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
U.S. Department of Education Releases New Civil Rights Data, Including Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
ED's Office for Civil Rights offers data highlighting educational inequities for minority students, including students with disabilities.
This report by the Center on Reinventing Public Education examines the impact of charter schools on student achievement.
President Obama issued remarks today about his administration's plan to waive certain requirements for states under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ("No Child Left Behind"). See the video, press release and fact sheet on how states can qualify.