||Electronic System for Applying for State/Federal Grants
||Federal funding to support technology enhancement
||"Emotionally Disturbed." A label referring to students with disabilities having emotional disturbance
||An informal coalition of the leadership of key educational entities in the state
||Education Data Exchange Network entities in the state
||Education Department General Administration Regulations. Federal rules and regulations governing expenditure of education funds.
||Experiencing Discovery, Growth and Excellence (personal development for middle school students)
||Educational Foundation for Foreign Study
||Education for All Handicapped Children Act, later shortened to Education of the Handicapped Act, the name enabling special education legislation.
||Early Intervention. The spectrum of family- and child-focused services provided to infants and toddlers with disabilities.
||Experiment in International Living
||English Language Learners
||Elementary Montana Mathematics Education
||Educational Opportunity & Equity
||Executive Planning Process
||Elementary and Secondary Education Act
On January 8, 2002, President George Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). This act reauthorized and amended federal education programs established under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965.
The major focus of No Child Left Behind 2001 (also known as ESEA) is to provide all children with a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The U.S. Department of Education is emphasizing four pillars within the bill:
Accountability: to ensure those students who are disadvantaged, achieve academic proficiency.
Flexibility: Allows school districts flexibility in how they use federal education funds to improve student achievement.
Research-based education: Emphasizes educational programs and practices that have been proven effective through scientific research.
Parent options: Increases the choices available to the parents of students attending Title I schools.
NCLB emphasizes the implementation of educational programs and practices that have been demonstrated to be effective. In essence, it is a national extension of the standards-based education reform efforts undertaken in our state since 1993.
||English as a Second Language
||Educational Talent Search
||Expanding Your Horizons