The No Child Left behind Act (NCLB) of 2001was signed into law on January 8, 2002. NCLB changes the federal government's role in K-12 education by focusing on school success as measured by student achievement. The Act also contains the President's four basic education reform principles:
- stronger accountability for results
- increased flexibility and local control
- expanded options for parents, and
- an emphasis on teaching methods that have been proven to work.