Definitions for "No Child Left Behind"
Major education reform legislation passed by the Bush Administration in January 2002, emphasizing high academic achievement, educational accountability for all students (regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status), educational choice for parents and students, and flexibility in managing education programs.
NCLB is the most recent authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which is the principal federal law affecting K-12 educators.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 is the most recent reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education act of 1965. The act contains President George W. Bush's four basic education reform principles: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and an emphasis on teaching methods based on scientifically-based research.