On January 8, 2002 President George Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act. This act reauthorizes and amends federal education programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.
The major focus of No Child Left Behind 2001 (also known as ESEA) is to provide all children with a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The U.S. Department of Education is emphasizing four pillars within the bill: accountability, flexibility, research-based education and parent options. In essence, it is a national extension of the standards-based education reform efforts undertaken in our state since 1993.
As new information about ESEA is brought to light, this Web page will provide details about the law and its implications for Tacoma Public Schools. If you have any questions, please call Community Relations at 253.571.1015.