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Nine Facts About No Child Left Behind

Fact Number Three: No Child Left Behind provides parents and taxpayers with important information about the performance of local schools.

No Child Left Behind requires states and school districts to give parents easy-to-read, detailed report cards on schools and districts, telling them which ones are succeeding and why.

Included in the report cards are student achievement data broken out by race, ethnicity, gender, English language proficiency, migrant status, disability status and low-income status; as well as important information about the professional qualifications of teachers.

With these provisions, No Child Left Behind ensures that parents have important, timely information about the schools their children attend—whether they are performing well or not for all children, regardless of their background.

Parents interested in learning more about No Child Left Behind can order a free copy of the "No Child Left Behind Parents Guide" by:

  • Calling the U.S. Department of Education's Publications Center (ED Pubs) toll-free at 1-877-4-ED-PUBS (1-877-433-7827); TTY/TDD: 1-877-576-7734; FAX: 1-301-470-1244;
  • Ordering online at: www.edpubs.org; or
  • Writing to request a copy: ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398.
Note: Fact Number Four of the Nine Facts About No Child Left Behind will be published in tomorrow's Extra Credit.

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