Federal Title Programs (ESEA)
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), is federal legislation that promotes student achievement through school and district reform. NCLB requires each state to develop and implement a system for holding all districts and schools accountable for the education of students.
Reform efforts focus on: accountability for results; an emphasis on scientific research and doing what works; expanded parental options; and expanded local control and flexibility. Reports, memos, worksheets and other guidance are provided for district and school personnel to assist in the implementation of ESEA.
Information on Federal Accountability programs including Adequate Yearly Progress measurements and the 2012 ESEA Flexibility Request (also known as the NCLB Waiver) can be found on the Federal Accountability page.
Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
This program is designed to assist rural school districts in using federal resources more effectively to improve the quality of instruction and student academic achievement. REAP includes two separate programs: the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program and the Rural and Low-Income Schools (RLIS) program. Eligible local education agencies (LEAs) receive either an SRSA award or an RLIS award. See summary for eligibility and program details.