A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind
October 2004
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Making the System Responsive to Local Needs

In addition to being accountable, states and school districts have the flexibility to pursue educational excellence by the means that best meet their needs. No Child Left Behind provides unprecedented levels of flexibility regarding the management of federal funds.

For example, most school districts may transfer up to 50 percent of the funding they receive under four major formula grant programs (Teacher Quality State Grants, Educational Technology State Grants, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities State Grants, and State Grants for Innovative Programs) to any one of these programs or to the Title I program for disadvantaged students.

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