NCLB | The No Child Left Behind Act

Photo of the US flags around the Washington Monument at dusk.Updated January 2016

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, Public Law (P.L.) 107-110, is the nation’s general education law. It was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in 2001. Although it is referred to as NCLB, it actually amends longstanding legislation, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Alert! Reauthorization Alert!

On December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law as Public Law Number 114-95. ESSA reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 “to ensure that every child achieves.”

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) is pleased to connect you with news and resources on this recent reauthorization, because the Every Student Succeeds Act brings important changes to the nation’s general education law. Please visit our January 2016 page on the Every Student Succeeds Act.