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FREE NCLB Pocket Guide Now Available

Want to find out more about No Child Left Behind but don’t have a lot of free time on your hands? Now you can, with the U.S. Department of Education’s new pocket guide entitled "A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind." This easy to use resource provides helpful information and budget facts regarding key aspects of No Child Left Behind including:

  • Improving the Academic Achievement of the Economically Disadvantaged;
  • Preparing, Training, and Recruiting Highly Qualified Teachers and Principals;
  • Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students;
  • Giving Parents Choices and Creating Innovative Education Programs;
  • Making the Education System Accountable;
  • Making the System Responsive to Local Needs;
  • Helping All Children Learn to Read; and
  • Helping Children With Disabilities.

Also included in this guide are:

  • The History of No Child Left Behind;
  • Descriptions of key terms in NCLB; and
  • Helpful facts and figures on education and the economy, public schools, alternative education systems, graduation trends, national expenditures, and student achievement.

Order your FREE copy of "A Guide to Education and No Child Left Behind" today 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:; or
  • Writing to request a copy: ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398.

This guide is also available online.


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