No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

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General NCLB Information

Kansas Resources 

Kansas Parent and Information Resource Center (KPIRC): Great, Kansas-specific, as well as general, information on NCLB. Features both downloads and links to resources. Information for parents, schools, and businesses. Some information is available in Spanish.

Kansas State Department of Education NCLB Site: Links to KSDE documents and information related to NCLB.

National Resources 

The full text of the No Child Left Behind Act from the U.S. Department of Education.

Committee on Education and the Workforce: This site provides NCLB information from the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Workforce. The website features fact sheets, FAQ’s, editorials, state information, and more.

Education Commission of the States (ECS): This is a really great site on NCLB that keeps track of what every state is doing with NCLB, in addition to providing more general information on NCLB. Be sure to check out the NCLB database; it tells you where the nation and each state is in meeting the requirements of NCLB.

The Education Trust: The Education Trust has the broad mission of promoting high standards and high achievement across all levels of education. This site features reports, fact sheets, Power Point presentations, and more about NCLB and general education. Some information is available in Spanish.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY): This is must-see site. NICHCY provides links to a wide variety of resources related to NCLB. These resources cover general information on the law as well as how NCLB relates to children with disabilities. Some information available in Spanish.

North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL): Offers a good overview of NCLB and useful handouts called “Quick Keys.” The target audience for the site is educators, but information is useful for everyone.

Parent Partners’ Empower: The Winter/Spring 2004 issue of the newsletter Empower is devoted to helping parents understand the No Child Left Behind Act. Even though some of the information is specific to the North Carolina education system, this is a valuable resource for parents, especially the worksheets about Questions Parents Can Ask.

Schwab Learning: Schwab Learning has produced a guide for parents called “Making NCLB Work for Children Who Struggle to Learn.” Schwab Learning is a non-profit organization that focuses on the social, emotional and educational needs of children with learning and attention problems. The whole site is geared towards parents with lots of original articles as well as links to other good, useful sites. Check out their other NCLB resources as well.

Title I Report: This is a valuable site for anyone who wants to learn all about NCLB. This site provides information on both NCLB in general and, more specifically, on Title I. However, you have to register as a member to view most of the web site content.

U.S. Department of Education’s NCLB Homepage: Tons and tons of official federal information on NCLB. Site offers information for parents, teachers, and schools. Information ranges from very technical to easy-to-use. Look for the “Parent’s Guide to No Child Left Behind.” Click here for information on NCLB in Spanish.

What No Child Left Behind Means for Your Child: A nice article from that helps parents understand what benefits their child can get from NCLB.

Wrightslaw: Wrightslaw is a website about special education law and advocacy. However, they have a great section on NCLB with lots of great information. The NCLB section features everything from Frequently Asked Questions to Power Point presentations to the text of the law.