The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (Pub.L. 89-10, 79 Stat. 27,20 U.S.C.ch.70) is a United States federal statute enacted April 11,1965. The Act is an extensive statute which funds primary and secondary education. As mandated in the Act, the funds are authorized for professional development, instructional materials, and resources to support educational programs, and parental involvement promotion. The Act was originally authorized through 1970; however the government has reauthorized the Act every five years since its enactment. The current reauthorization of ESEA is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

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