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What Exactly Is "No Child Left Behind"?

Background

Started in 2001 during the Presidency of George W. Bush, No Child Left Behind is a broad-based reform effort designed to address topics ranging from technology improvement, to teacher licensing provisions, to mental wellness training.  These programs were made possible through competitive, one-time federal grants.

The law also requires states to create an assessment model which must be approved by and reported to the United States Department of Education.  In the case of Indiana , Public Law 221.  The data collect through “No Child Left Behind” is compiled into reports and presented to Congress.

 

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