The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965) authorized federally funded, state administered education programs. It was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002.

Additional Resources

Essential Elements of Teacher Policy in ESEA: Effectiveness, Fairness, and Evaluation

February 2011

The Center for American Progress and The Education Trust jointly recommend that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act can be used to improve teacher quality by including provisions about collecting and reporting on teacher effectivness indicators and developing new teacher evaluation systems.


Close the Hidden Funding Gaps in Our Schools

April 2010

The Education Trust discusses disparities within district budgeting practices and advocates that Congress should fix the comparability provisions of Title I funding.



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