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No Child Left Behind

A United Statesfederal law that aims to increase the standards of accountability for states, school districts, and schools, as well as provide parents more flexibility in choosing which schools their children will attend. 

Non-public Placement

Parents may choose to apply for their child with disabilities to attend a private school but still access some special education services from the local public school system through the IEP process. Or, if an appropriate public placement as determined by the IEP Team cannot be provided, the school system must place and pay for a child to attend an appropriate program in a private school.