NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND (NCLB) PROGRAM
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was a re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the main federal law affecting education from kindergarten through high school. NCLB is based on four principles: accountability for results, more choices for parents, greater freedom for states and communities for more local control and flexibility, and an emphasis on using proven education methods based on scientific research.
Schools and Districts in Need of Improvement 2011-12 A total of 1325 elementary, middle and high schools and 123 districts statewide have been identified for improvement under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Of the identified schools, 1173 will receive Title I funds in 2011-12 and are required to offer extra help to eligible low-income students; 416 of these Title I schools must also offer public school choice (as appropriate) to all enrolled students.
The number of schools and districts that were newly identified for improvement is unprecedented. Last year, 102 schools and 4 school districts were newly identified for improvement. This year the number of newly identified schools increased to 847 and the number of newly identified districts increased to 89.