- This subpart may be cited as the 'State and Local Flexibility Demonstration Act'.
- The purpose of this subpart is to create options for selected State educational agencies and local educational agencies —
- (1) to improve the academic achievement of all students, and to focus the resources of the Federal Government upon such achievement;
- (2) to improve teacher quality and subject matter mastery, especially in mathematics, reading, and science;
- (3) to better empower parents, educators, administrators, and schools to effectively address the needs of their children and students;
- (4) to give participating State educational agencies and local educational agencies greater flexibility in determining how to increase their students' academic achievement and implement education reforms in their schools;
- (5) to eliminate barriers to implementing effective State and local education reform, while preserving the goals of opportunity for all students and accountability for student progress;
- (6) to hold participating State educational agencies and local educational agencies accountable for increasing the academic achievement of all students, especially disadvantaged students; and
- (7) to narrow achievement gaps between the lowest and highest achieving groups of students so that no child is left behind.
- For purposes of this subpart, any State that is one local educational agency shall be considered a State educational agency and not a local educational agency.
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