Since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed Congress in 1965, the federal government has spent more than $321 billion (in 2002 dollars) to help educate disadvantaged children. Yet nearly 40 years later, only 32 percent of fourth-graders can read skillfully at grade level. Sadly, most of the 68 percent who can't read well are minority children and those who live in poverty.
The good news is that campuses in cities and towns across the nation are creating high achievement for these same children. If some schools can do it, then all schools are able to do it.
The following research file contains various No Child Left Behind funding allocations for the 2002-03 school year. The data is available by state, school district and congressional district.
The file was developed using Microsoft Access 2000 as a database research file. In its present format, the file is only available as a downloadable research tool and is not intended to be an Internet-based query tool. Because the data from which it was built is public information and we believe is useful, we are working to provide a more user-friendly format as quickly as possible.
Instructions for accessing the database:
If you have difficulty downloading the research file, please call 1-800-USA-LEARN or e-mail NoChildLeftBehind@ed.gov.