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Are high schools important to NCLB? What does NCLB say about high schools? How will NCLB improve high schools? Find out the answers to these questions and learn more about the U.S. Department of Education's efforts to leave no high school student behind by exploring these important links.

  • No Child Left Behind – the official site

  • Facts and Figures about high school achievement

  • No Child Left Behind: Transforming America's High Schools (Issue paper from the National High School Summit, 2003)
    NCLB's focus on closing the achievement gap, putting high quality teachers in every classroom and empowering parents can transform high schools as well as elementary schools. [downloadable files] MS WORD (248K) | [downloadable files] PDF (50K)

  • From There to Here: The Road to Reform of American High Schools
    The American high school system has evolved from one focused on educating elites to one focused on educating all students to high standards.
    [downloadable files] MS WORD (612K) | PDF (151K)

  • High School Initiative Presentation to the National Association of Secondary School Principals
    Outlines the need for high school improvement and describes projects supporting this effort. [downloadable files] MS PowerPoint (784K) | MS WORD (56K)

  • No Child Left Behind Presentation to the National Association of Secondary School Principals
    Lists school models, reform models and important features of high schools striving to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. [downloadable files] MS PowerPoint (789K) | MS WORD (50K)

  • Remarks by Secretary Paige at the National Association of Secondary School Principals
    The speech stresses the importance of teachers and principals as leaders in improving our nation's high schools.

  • President Visits PA School to Discuss Education & Changing Job Market
    Remarks by the President in a conversation on education and Jobs for the 21st Century Initiative.

  • Improving Achievement in High Schools and Beyond (Education Trust, 2003)
    Presentation that gives current data on high school achievement and offers suggestions on how to solve the problem of the achievement gap. [downloadable files] MS POWERPOINT (877K).

  • A Primer on No Child Left Behind (National Governor's Association, 2003) Link to Department of Education notices


Please email HighSchools@ed.gov with your questions or comments regarding the Department's High School Initiative.

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