Lesson 2: Overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Lesson Overview: One of the core laws influencing school performance measures is the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. ESEA was first enacted in 1965 to provide compensatory funds to elementary and secondary schools with high percentages of low-income students. ESEA is periodically reauthorized. The most recent reauthorization was passed by Congress in 2001 and is known as the No Child Left Behind Act, signed into law in 2002. See also Module 7: How School Performance Is Determined for more detailed information on ESEA.

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Learning Objectives: Upon completing this lesson School Liaisons will be able to

  • Describe the major components of ESEA.