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No Child Left Behind ushers in a new day

In 2002, President George W. Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act, a sweeping bipartisan reform bill imposing major testing, accountability, teacher quality and school choice requirements on the states. The law was to be reauthorized in 2007, but it got bogged down. Now, eight years later, there are signs that reauthorization and some major changes are in the works.