No Child Left Behind

No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) was a reauthorization 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.

Last Updated: July 2, 2012