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Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was enacted in 1965 and later reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in 2001. Now, the Obama administration is asking Congress to reauthorize the Act as ESEA again, in order to raise academic achievement for all students through higher standards and tougher rules of accountability.

In spring 2010, the Obama administration released a new blueprint emphasizing an accountability system that:

  • represents a fair and rigorous system to measure student growth
  • rewards schools that accelerate student achievement
  • identifies and rewards outstanding teachers and leaders

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