On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act(NCBL). The legislation, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), provides increased flexibility and local control to states and school districts. The Kentucky Department of Education will make awards to local school districts for the purpose of improving student academic achievement determined by a formula based on Title I participation and also competitive grants to districts that qualify.
A minimum of 25% of a district award, both competitive and non-competitive, must be spent on ongoing, sustained, and intensive high-quality professional development activities.
The local education agency receiving an award must provide children enrolled in private schools, as well as their teachers and other educational personnel, with an opportunity to participate on an equitable basis in the Ed Tech Program. Consultation with private, non-profit schools as part of the Ed Tech application is required. This applies to both the competitive funds awarded and non-competitive funds awarded.
If the use of technology involves products and services which are components of the KETS Master Plan, then the use must conform to the Kentucky Education Technology System standards and guidelines.
US Department of Education Introduction to the No Child Left Behind Act- NCLB/Ed Tech Overview