What It Means To Be Highly Qualified

October 2010 We want so much from our teachers. To be well trained in educational best practice. To know the subjects they teach and be full of enthusiasm to share that knowledge. To be good at sharing that knowledge, lighting the thirst for more. To be excellent classroom managers, too, of course, as well as behavior experts in their own right. Not a job most of us could take on. This webpage focuses on what it means to be a highly qualified … [Read more...]

NCLB | The No Child Left Behind Act

January 2011 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). NCLB has brought sweeping changes to our educational systems. Through this webpage, you can connect with what NCLB requires, … [Read more...]

The Law, Regulations, and Policy Guidance

January 2011 Welcome to NICHCY's resource page on the No Child Left Behind—the nation's general education law. Here, you can connect with: the statute (the law as passed by Congress and signed by the President), NCLB's official implementing regulations, and policy guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. _______________________ The Law (Statute) Current Name: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 Public Law (P.L.) Number: PL 107-110 Passed … [Read more...]

Understanding NCLB and What It Means for Children with Disabilities

Updated, January 2011 Links corrected, April 2013NICHCY is pleased to connect you with summaries of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, with a special section on how its provisions impact the education of students with disabilities.The law emphasizes assessment and accountability, and requires states to show Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in raising student achievement. The participation of students with disabilities in large-scale statewide or districtwide … [Read more...]

Reauthorization of ESEA | NCLB

January 2011On March 13, 2010, the Obama administration released its blueprint for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA is the nation's general education law and is currently known as the No Child Left Behind Act. It was last reauthorized in 2001.Given the importance of the ESEA in the lives of children with and without disabilities, it comes as no surprise that its pending reauthorization has sparked vigorous discussions … [Read more...]

Reauthorizing ESEA: Students with disabilities pocket guide

The Reauthorizing ESEA Pocket Guides are written to assist policymakers and educators as they consider changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The series of three guides focuses on provisions in the law to improve low-performing schools, ensure highly-effective teachers, and reduce the achievement gap between students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers. The Student with Disabilities pocket guide:describes the current … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.