Education Policy: Research:

Digitized Documents

This page provides access to the full text of laws, court decisions, reports, and other key documents in education policy. This "online collection" will continue to grow as the project team identifies relevant collections, repositories, and resources for digitization. View specific documents by clicking the links below.

* Please note: Each link marked with an asterisk points to a document that will open in a pop-up window. It should open automatically. If it does not, you will need to change your Internet browser settings to allow pop-ups from that site.

1965-2001 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)  Original act and available amendments and reauthorizations.

*1940 – Lanham Public War Housing Act (P.L. 76-849)

1944 – Servicemen's Readjustment Act (G.I. Bill; P.L. 78-346)

*1950 - Impact Aid Laws (P.L. 81-815)

*1950 - Impact Aid Laws (P.L. 81-874)

1951 – Brown, et al file a complaint against the Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas

1954 – Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (347 U.S. 483)

1955 – Brown II (349 U.S. 294)

1957 – The Civil Rights Act

*1958 - National Defense Education Act (NDEA) (P.L. 85-864)

*1958 - Education of Mentally Retarded Children Act of 1958 (P.L. 85-926)

1962 – Educational Television Facilities Act (P.L. 87-447)

*1963 - Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Act (P.L. 88-156)

*1963 - Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Construction Act (P.L. 88-164)

1963 – Higher Education Facilities Act (P.L. 88-204)

1964 – Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (P.L. 88-352)

1965 – President Lyndon B. Johnson's Remarks in Johnson City, Texas, Upon Signing the Elementary and Secondary Education Bill

1965 – Higher Education Act (P.L. 89-329)

1965 – Older Americans Act (P.L. 89-73)

1966 – Child Nutrition Act (P.L. 89-642)

1967 – Age Discrimination in Employment Act (P.L. 90-202)

1968 – Architectural Barriers Act (P.L. 90-480)

1972 – Title IX of Elementary and Secondary Education Amendments (P.L. 92-318)

1973 – Rehabilitation Act (P.L. 93-112)

*1974 - Education of the Handicapped Amendments of 1974 (in P.L. 93-380) (In title II of ESEA 1974 Amendments.)

*1974 - Bilingual Education Act amended (in P.L. 93-380) (Begins on page 17 in Title VIII of ESEA 1974 Amendments.)

1974 – Equal Educational Opportunity Acts (in P.L. 93-380)

*1975 – Education for All Handicapped Children Act (P.L. 94-142)

*1981 - Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (ECIA; P.L. 97-35)

*1981 - Adult Education Act Amendments of 1981 (in P.L. 97-35)

*1981 - Follow Through Act (in P.L. 97-35, repealed in 1994)

*1981 - Head Start Act (in P.L. 97-35)

1983 – A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform

*1984 - Bilingual Education Act amended (in P.L. 98-511)

*1987 - McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (P.L. 100-77)

*1988 - Bilingual Education Act amended (in P.L. 100-297)

1990 – Americans with Disabilities Act (P.L. 101-336)

1993 – Education of the Deaf Act Amendments (P.L. 103-73)

1994 - Goals 2000: Educate America Act (P.L. 103-382)

*Table of Contents
*Title I-II
*Title III
*Title IV-VIII
*Title IX
*Title X

1994 – Improving America’s Schools Act (P.L. 103-382)

1997 – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments (P.L. 105-17)

1998 – Rehabilitation Act Amendments

1998 – Workforce Investment Act (P.L. 105-220)

1998 – Reading Excellence Act (in P.L. 105-277)

1998 - Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Amendments (P.L. 105-332)

1998 – Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (P.L. 105-244)

*1999 - Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Act (Goals 2000; P.L. 106-25)

2001 – No Child Left Behind Act (P.L. 107-110)

2002 – Education Sciences Reform Act (P.L. 107-279)

2004 – Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (P.L. 108-446)

* Please note: Each link marked with an asterisk points to a document that will open in a pop-up window. It should open automatically. If it does not, you will need to change your Internet browser settings to allow pop-ups from that site.