ED Releases Report on NCLB Implementation: Recently, the Department of Education released a new report on the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The new report, State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, Volume VI - Targeting and Uses of Federal Education Funds, presents findings on the targeting and uses of federal education funds for six federal education programs, based on data from the National Longitudinal Study (NLS) of NCLB. The six programs studied include: Title I, Part A; Reading First; Comprehensive School Reform (CSR); Title II, Part A; Title III, Part A; and Perkins Vocational Education State Grants. According to the department, the report describes how well federal funds are targeted to economically disadvantaged students, how Title I targeting has changed over the past seven years, how districts have spent federal funds and the base of state and local resources to which federal funds are added. The findings show that federal funds were more targeted to high-poverty districts than state and local funds but did not close the funding gap between high- and low-poverty districts. Read the full report.