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What is No Child Left Behind?

By Times Staff
Published June 15, 2006

The No Child Left Behind Act sets strict performance targets for schools and specific groups of students, including minorities, low-income students, students with limited English skills and students with disabilities.

If even one group fails, the entire school fails.

Schools with a higher percentage of poor children - called Title I schools - face sanctions if they don't meet the federal targets. New sanctions kick in every year.

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