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Nine Facts About No Child Left Behind

Fact Number Seven: No Child Left Behind focuses on what works.

No Child Left Behind puts a special emphasis on implementing educational programs and practices that have been clearly demonstrated to be effective through rigorous scientific research. Federal funding is now targeted to support such programs.

For example, the Reading First program makes federal funds available to help reading teachers in the early grades strengthen old skills and gain new ones in instructional techniques that scientifically based research has shown to be effective.

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 Eight of the Nine Facts About No Child Left Behind will be published in tomorrow's Extra Credit.

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