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No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

The No Child Left Behind Act, or NCLB, was replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2017.

NCLB was a federal education-reform bill that was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002. NCLB reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

NCLB provided federal money to schools to improve academic outcomes among students. The primary purpose of NCLB was to ensure that students in every public school achieved important learning goals while being educated in safe classrooms by well-prepared teachers.

NCLB was the foundation for many of today’s ongoing education reforms in Iowa, ranging from the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System to Multi-Tiered System of Supports.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on September 24, 2021 at 3:32pm.