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ESEA Title I (No Child Left Behind, 2002) & Revisions
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In March, 2010, President Obama laid out his ideas for revamping the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as No Child Left Behind. The abbreviation, NCLB, is often pronounced “nickel-bee.”

At that time, President Obama released a “Blueprint for Reform” (pdf) that outlined his priorities for the law’s reauthorization. The law was written with the cooperation of Democrats and Republicans in 2001, and signed into law in early 2002 by then-President George W. Bush.

He reintroduced ideas for funding education to “Win the Future” in his January, 2011 State of the Union speech, emphasizing budget priorities that Congress will consider for fiscal year 2010-2011.

In March, 2011, President Obama gave new remarks indicating that he wants to see bipartisan cooperation on revisions to the law and its reauthorization by August, 2011.

 

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An Overview of No Child Left Behind

The preamble to this law’s called “Beginning.” It gives you an overview of what the various subsections of the law are called, and functions as an approximate table of contents.

  • Title I is the longest, toughest slog. It contains important information on parent involvement in public education, programs on the development of reading skills, the education of migratory children, provisions for at-risk kids from low-income backgrounds, and advanced placement testing. Mixed in are a lot of rules regarding grant applications by local and state education agencies which aren’t really relevant to individuals.
  • Title II covers funding used to train teachers and principals. It covers specific programs, like Troops-to-Teachers that help veterans get accreditation for civilian teaching jobs, or the National Writing Project or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) education, or teachers who use technology to help them teach.
  • Title III addresses Limited English Learners who want to get up to speed in English as well as native speakers of English who seek instruction in global languages.
  • Title IV addresses non-curricular parts of school culture that nevertheless are important part of the school day. These parts of the law address safety issues, from student health and freedom from drug or alcohol abuse, to gun-free and smoke-free zones.
  • Title V emphasizes parental choice among types of schools, and covers charter schools, which are hybrid public- and private-funded schools that operate under different rules than existing public schools. Also covered here: gifted and talented education, magnet schools, women’s education equity, and physical education. It’s a bit of a catch-all category.
  • Title VI talks about flexibility and accountability–again, aimed more at state and local educational agencies that receive federal money. There is one section on calculation of Adequate Yearly Progress, i.e., standardized testing, which is worth looking at, as is the section on Rural Schools.
  • Title VII addresses the education of children who are Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan, or belong to an American Indian nation. Native people have a different relationship to the federal government that takes into account that recognized tribes have treaties and other kinds of historically-based agreements with the federal government.
  • Title VIII covers federal payments to a very small number of schools which sound like a one-time peculiarity of funding issues relating to those schools. More broadly, this part of the law allows for federal emergency grants to schools to fix school facilities under certain conditions (if no other way of funding it, such as a bond measure, is possible).
  • Title IX gives attention to the federal government’s limited oversight into private schools. This part also addresses rules governing school prayer, equal access to school facilities (such as in school athletic programs where inequality between boys’ and girls’ athletic teams is often an issue), and armed forces recruiting.
  • Title X is again a catch-all area that contains amendments and repeals of sections of prior law. Here you’ll find tweaks to education laws pertaining to homeless children, American Indian children (as it intersects with the Bureau of Indian Affairs), and laws having to do with teacher training.

BEGINNING SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday, the third day of January, two thousand and one An Act To close the achievement gap with accountability, flexibility, and choice, so that no child is left behind. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS The table of contents fo [...]

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Title I — Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged SEC. 101. IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED. Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) is amended to read as follows: TITLE I--IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED

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SEC. 1001. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. This purpose can be accomplished by — (1) ensuring that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional [...]

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SEC. 1002. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY GRANTS- For the purpose of carrying out part A, there are authorized to be appropriated — (1) $13,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2002; (2) $16,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2003; (3) $18,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2004; (4) $20,500,000,000 for fiscal year 2005; (5) $22,750,000,000 for fiscal year 2006; and (6) $25,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2007. (b) READING FIRST- (1) READING FIRST- For [...]

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SEC. 1003. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. (a) STATE RESERVATIONS- Each State shall reserve 2 percent of the amount the State receives under subpart 2 of part A for fiscal years 2002 and 2003, and 4 percent of the amount received under such subpart for fiscal years 2004 through 2007, to carry out subsection (b) and to carry out the State's responsibilities under sections 1116 and 1117, including carrying out the State educational agency's statewide system of technical assistance a [...]

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SEC. 1004. STATE ADMINISTRATION. (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (b), to carry out administrative duties assigned under parts A, C, and D of this title, each State may reserve the greater of — (1) 1 percent of the amounts received under such parts; or (2) $400,000 ($50,000 in the case of each outlying area). (b) EXCEPTION- If the sum of the amounts appropriated for parts A, C, and D of this title is equal to or greater than $14,000,000,000, then the [...]

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Part A — Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies Subpart 1 — Basic Program Requirements SEC. 1111. STATE PLANS. (a) PLANS REQUIRED- (1) IN GENERAL- For any State desiring to receive a grant under this part, the State educational agency shall submit to the Secretary a plan, developed by the State educational agency, in consultation with local educational agencies, teachers, principals, pupil services personnel, administrators (including a [...]

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SEC. 1112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS. (a) PLANS REQUIRED- (1) SUBGRANTS- A local educational agency may receive a subgrant under this part for any fiscal year only if such agency has on file with the State educational agency a plan, approved by the State educational agency, that is coordinated with other programs under this Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998, the McKinney [...]

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SEC. 1113. ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS. (a) DETERMINATION- (1) IN GENERAL- A local educational agency shall use funds received under this part only in eligible school attendance areas. (2) ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS- For the purposes of this part — (A) the term school attendance area' means, in relation to a particular school, the geographical area in which the children who are normally served by that school reside; and (B) the t [...]

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SEC. 1114. SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS. (a) USE OF FUNDS FOR SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS- (1) IN GENERAL- A local educational agency may consolidate and use funds under this part, together with other Federal, State, and local funds, in order to upgrade the entire educational program of a school that serves an eligible school attendance area in which not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or not less than 40 percent of the children enrolled in th [...]

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SEC. 1115. TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS. (a) IN GENERAL- In all schools selected to receive funds under section 1113(c) that are ineligible for a schoolwide program under section 1114, or that choose not to operate such a schoolwide program, a local educational agency serving such school may use funds received under this part only for programs that provide services to eligible children under subsection (b) identified as having the greatest need for special assistance. (b) E [...]

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SEC. 1116. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT. (a) LOCAL REVIEW- (1) IN GENERAL- Each local educational agency receiving funds under this part shall — (A) use the State academic assessments and other indicators described in the State plan to review annually the progress of each school served under this part to determine whether the school is making adequate yearly progress as defined in section 1111(b)(2); [...]

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SEC. 1117. SCHOOL SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION. (a) SYSTEM FOR SUPPORT- (1) IN GENERAL- Each State shall establish a statewide system of intensive and sustained support and improvement for local educational agencies and schools receiving funds under this part, in order to increase the opportunity for all students served by those agencies and schools to meet the State's academic content standards and student academic achievement standards. (2) PRIORITIES- In carrying out this subsectio [...]

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SEC. 1118. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT. (a) LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY POLICY- (1) IN GENERAL- A local educational agency may receive funds under this part only if such agency implements programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in programs assisted under this part consistent with this section. Such programs, activities, and procedures shall be planned and implemented with meaningful consultation with parents of participating children. (2) WRITTEN POLICY- Each [...]

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SEC. 1119. QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS. (a) TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS AND MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES- (1) IN GENERAL- Beginning with the first day of the first school year after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall ensure that all teachers hired after such day and teaching in a program supported with funds under this part are highly qualified. (2) S [...]

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SEC. 1120. PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS. (a) GENERAL REQUIREMENT- (1) IN GENERAL- To the extent consistent with the number of eligible children identified under section 1115(b) in the school district served by a local educational agency who are enrolled in private elementary schools and secondary schools, a local educational agency shall, after timely and meaningful consultation with appropriate private school officials, provide such children, on an equit [...]

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SEC. 1120A. FISCAL REQUIREMENTS. (a) MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT- A local educational agency may receive funds under this part for any fiscal year only if the State educational agency involved finds that the local educational agency has maintained the agency's fiscal effort in accordance with section 9521. (b) FEDERAL FUNDS TO SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT, NON-FEDERAL FUNDS- (1) IN GENERAL- A State educational agency or local educational agency shall use Federal funds received under this part o [...]

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SEC. 1120B. COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL- Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall carry out the activities described in subsection (b) with Head Start agencies and, if feasible, other entities carrying out early childhood development programs such as the Early Reading First program. (b) ACTIVITIES- The activities referred to in subsection (a) are activities that increase coordination between the local educational agency and a Head Start agency [...]

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SEC. 1120B. COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS. (a) IN GENERAL- Each local educational agency receiving assistance under this part shall carry out the activities described in subsection (b) with Head Start agencies and, if feasible, other entities carrying out early childhood development programs such as the Early Reading First program. (b) ACTIVITIES- The activities referred to in subsection (a) are activities that increase coordination between the local educational agency and a Head Start agency [...]

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SEC. 1122. ALLOCATIONS TO STATES. (a) ALLOCATION FORMULA- Of the amount appropriated under section 1002(a) to carry out this part for each of fiscal years 2002-2007 (referred to in this subsection as the current fiscal year) — (1) an amount equal to the amount made available to carry out section 1124 for fiscal year 2001 shall be allocated in accordance with section 1124; (2) an amount equal to the amount made available to carry out section 1124A for fis [...]

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SEC. 1124. BASIC GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. (a) AMOUNT OF GRANTS- (1) GRANTS FOR LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES AND PUERTO RICO- Except as provided in paragraph (4) and in section 1126, the grant that a local educational agency is eligible to receive under this section for a fiscal year is the amount determined by multiplying — (A) the number of children counted under subsection (c); and (B) 40 percent of the average per-pupil expenditure i [...]

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SEC. 1124A. CONCENTRATION GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. (a) ELIGIBILITY FOR AND AMOUNT OF GRANTS- (1) IN GENERAL- (A) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, each local educational agency which is eligible for a grant under section 1124 for any fiscal year is eligible for an additional grant under this section for that fiscal year if the number of children counted under section 1124(c) in the agency exceeds either — (i) 6,500; or [...]

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SEC. 1125. TARGETED GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. (a) ELIGIBILITY OF LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES- (1) IN GENERAL- A local educational agency in a State is eligible to receive a targeted grant under this section for any fiscal year if — (A) the number of children in the local educational agency counted under section 1124(c), before application of the weighted child count described in subsection (c), is at least 10; and (B) if the number of [...]

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SEC. 1125AA. ADEQUACY OF FUNDING OF TARGETED GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES IN FISCAL YEARS AFTER FISCAL YEAR 2001. (a) FINDINGS- Congress makes the following findings: (1) The current Basic Grant Formula for the distribution of funds under this part often does not provide funds for the economically disadvantaged students for which such funds are targeted. (2) Any school district in which more than 2 percent of the students live below the poverty level qualifi [...]

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SEC. 1125A. EDUCATION FINANCE INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM. (a) GRANTS- From funds appropriated under subsection (f) the Secretary is authorized to make grants to States, from allotments under subsection (b), to carry out the programs and activities of this part. (b) DISTRIBUTION BASED UPON FISCAL EFFORT AND EQUITY- (1) IN GENERAL- (A) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subparagraph (B), funds appropriated pursuant to subsection (f) shall be allotted to each State [...]

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SEC. 1126. SPECIAL ALLOCATION PROCEDURES. (a) ALLOCATIONS FOR NEGLECTED CHILDREN- (1) IN GENERAL- If a State educational agency determines that a local educational agency in the State is unable or unwilling to provide for the special educational needs of children who are living in institutions for neglected children as described in section 1124(c)(1)(B), the State educational agency shall, if such agency assumes responsibility for the special educational n [...]

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SEC. 1127. CARRYOVER AND WAIVER. (a) LIMITATION ON CARRYOVER- Notwithstanding section 421(b) of the General Education Provisions Act or any other provision of law, not more than 15 percent of the funds allocated to a local educational agency for any fiscal year under this subpart (but not including funds received through any reallocation under this subpart) may remain available for obligation by such agency for one additional fiscal year. (b) WAIVER- A State educationa [...]

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SEC. 1201. PURPOSES. The purposes of this subpart are as follows: (1) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local educational agencies in establishing reading programs for students in kindergarten through grade 3 that are based on scientifically based reading research, to ensure that every student can read at grade level or above not later than the end of grade 3. (2) To provide assistance to State educational agencies and local edu [...]

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SEC. 1202. FORMULA GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. (a) IN GENERAL- (1) AUTHORIZATION TO MAKE GRANTS- In the case of each State educational agency that in accordance with section 1203 submits to the Secretary an application for a 6-year period, the Secretary, from amounts appropriated under section 1002(b)(1) and subject to the application's approval, shall make a grant to the State educational agency for the uses specified in subsections (c) and (d). [...]

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SEC. 1203. STATE FORMULA GRANT APPLICATIONS. (a) APPLICATIONS- (1) IN GENERAL- A State educational agency that desires to receive a grant under section 1202 shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such form as the Secretary may require. The application shall contain the information described in subsection (b). (2) SPECIAL APPLICATION PROVISIONS- For those State educational agencies that have received a grant under part C of title [...]

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SEC. 1204. TARGETED ASSISTANCE GRANTS. (a) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR AWARDING TARGETED ASSISTANCE GRANTS TO STATES- Beginning with fiscal year 2004, from funds appropriated under section 1202(b)(1)(E), the Secretary shall make grants, on a competitive basis, to those State educational agencies that — (1) for each of 2 consecutive years, demonstrate that an increasing percentage of third graders in each of the groups described in section 1111(b)(2)(C)(v)(II) in [...]

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SEC. 1205. EXTERNAL EVALUATION. (a) IN GENERAL- From funds reserved under section 1202(b)(1)(C), the Secretary shall contract with an independent organization outside of the Department for a 5-year, rigorous, scientifically valid, quantitative evaluation of this subpart. (b) PROCESS- The evaluation under subsection (a) shall be conducted by an organization that is capable of designing and carrying out an independent evaluation that identifies the effects of specific a [...]

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SEC. 1206. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES. From funds reserved under section 1202(b)(1)(C), the Secretary — (1) may provide technical assistance in achieving the purposes of this subpart to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and schools requesting such assistance; (2) shall, at a minimum, evaluate the impact of services provided to children under this subpart with respect to their referral to, and eligibility for, special education services unde [...]

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SEC. 1207. INFORMATION DISSEMINATION. (a) IN GENERAL- From funds reserved under section 1202(b)(1)(D), the National Institute for Literacy, in collaboration with the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development shall — (1) disseminate information on scientifically based reading research pertaining to children, youth, and adults; (2) identify and disseminate i [...]

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SEC. 1208. DEFINITIONS. In this subpart: (1) ELIGIBLE LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY- The term eligible local educational agency' means a local educational agency that — (A) is among the local educational agencies in the State with the highest numbers or percentages of students in kindergarten through grade 3 reading below grade level, based on the most currently available data; and (B) has — (i) jurisdiction over a geographic [...]

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SEC. 1221. PURPOSES; DEFINITIONS. (a) PURPOSES- The purposes of this subpart are as follows: (1) To support local efforts to enhance the early language, literacy, and prereading development of preschool age children, particularly those from low-income families, through strategies and professional development that are based on scientifically based reading research. (2) To provide preschool age children with cognitive learning opportunities in high-quality la [...]

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SEC. 1222. LOCAL EARLY READING FIRST GRANTS. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED- From amounts appropriated under section 1002(b)(2), the Secretary shall award grants, on a competitive basis, for periods of not more than 6 years, to eligible applicants to enable the eligible applicants to carry out the authorized activities described in subsection (d). (b) APPLICATIONS- An eligible applicant that desires to receive a grant under this section shall submit an application to the Secr [...]

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SEC. 1223. FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION. The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Health and Human Services to coordinate the activities under this subpart with preschool age programs administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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SEC. 1224. INFORMATION DISSEMINATION. From the funds the National Institute for Literacy receives under section 1202(b)(1)(D), the National Institute for Literacy, in consultation with the Secretary, shall disseminate information regarding projects assisted under this subpart that have proven effective.

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SEC. 1225. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. Each eligible applicant receiving a grant under this subpart shall report annually to the Secretary regarding the eligible applicant's progress in addressing the purposes of this subpart. Such report shall include, at a minimum, a description of —   (1) the research-based instruction, materials, and activities being used in the programs funded under the grant;   (2) the types of programs funded under the grant and the a [...]

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SEC. 1226. EVALUATION. (a) IN GENERAL- From the total amount made available under section 1002(b)(2) for the period beginning October 1, 2002, and ending September 30, 2006, the Secretary shall reserve not more than $3,000,000 to conduct an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of this subpart.   (b) REPORTS-   (1) INTERIM REPORT- Not later than October 1, 2004, the Secretary shall submit an interim report to the Committee on Education and the Workforce [...]

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SEC. 1231. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this subpart to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by —   (1) improving the educational opportunities of the Nation's low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program, to be referred to as Even Start'; and   (2) establishing a program that shall —   (A) be [...]

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SEC. 1232. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED. (a) RESERVATION FOR MIGRANT PROGRAMS, OUTLYING AREAS, AND INDIAN TRIBES-   (1) IN GENERAL- For each fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve 5 percent of the amount appropriated under section 1002(b)(3) (or, if such appropriated amount exceeds $200,000,000, 6 percent of such amount) for programs, under such terms and conditions as the Secretary shall establish, that are consistent with the purpose of this subpart, and accordin [...]

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SEC. 1233. STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PROGRAMS. (a) STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY LEVEL ACTIVITIES- Each State educational agency that receives a grant under section 1232(d)(1) may use not more than a total of 6 percent of the grant funds for the costs of —   (1) administration, which amount shall not exceed half of the total;   (2) providing, through one or more subgrants or contracts, technical assistance for program improvement and replication, to eligible en [...]

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SEC. 1234. USES OF FUNDS. (a) IN GENERAL- In carrying out an Even Start program under this subpart, a recipient of funds under this subpart shall use those funds to pay the Federal share of the cost of providing intensive family literacy services that involve parents and children, from birth through age 7, in a cooperative effort to help parents become full partners in the education of their children and to assist children in reaching their full potential as learners. [...]

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SEC. 1235. PROGRAM ELEMENTS. Each program assisted under this subpart shall —   (1) include the identification and recruitment of families most in need of services provided under this subpart, as indicated by a low level of income, a low level of adult literacy or English language proficiency of the eligible parent or parents, and other need-related indicators;   (2) include screening and preparation of parents, including teenage parents, and chil [...]

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SEC. 1236. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS. (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (b), eligible participants in an Even Start program are —   (1) a parent or parents —   (A) who are eligible for participation in adult education and literacy activities under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act; or   (B) who are within the State's compulsory school attendance age range, so long as a local educational agency provides (or ensur [...]

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SEC. 1237. APPLICATIONS. (a) SUBMISSION- To be eligible to receive a subgrant under this subpart, an eligible entity shall submit an application to the State educational agency in such form and containing or accompanied by such information as the State educational agency shall require.   (b) REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION- Each application shall include documentation, satisfactory to the State educational agency, that the eligible entity has the qualified personnel needed [...]

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SEC. 1238. AWARD OF SUBGRANTS. (a) SELECTION PROCESS-   (1) IN GENERAL- The State educational agency shall establish a review panel in accordance with paragraph (3) that will approve applications that —   (A) are most likely to be successful in —   (i) meeting the purpose of this subpart; and   (ii) effectively implementing the program elements required under section 1235;   (B) demonstrate that the [...]

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SEC. 1239. EVALUATION. From funds reserved under section 1232(b)(1), the Secretary shall provide for an independent evaluation of programs assisted under this subpart —   (1) to determine the performance and effectiveness of programs assisted under this subpart;   (2) to identify effective Even Start programs assisted under this subpart that can be duplicated and used in providing technical assistance to Federal, State, and local programs; and &nb [...]

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SEC. 1240. INDICATORS OF PROGRAM QUALITY. Each State educational agency receiving funds under this subpart shall develop, based on the best available research and evaluation data, indicators of program quality for programs assisted under this subpart. The indicators shall be used to monitor, evaluate, and improve those programs within the State. The indicators shall include the following:   (1) With respect to eligible participants in a program who are adults — & [...]

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SEC. 1241. RESEARCH. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall carry out, through grant or contract, research into the components of successful family literacy services, in order to —   (1) improve the quality of existing programs assisted under this subpart or other family literacy programs carried out under this Act or the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act; and   (2) develop models for new programs to be carried out under this Act or the Adult [...]

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SEC. 1242. CONSTRUCTION. Nothing in this subpart shall be construed to prohibit a recipient of funds under this subpart from serving students participating in Even Start simultaneously with students with similar educational needs, in the same educational settings where appropriate. -###-

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SEC. 1251. IMPROVING LITERACY THROUGH SCHOOL LIBRARIES. (a) PURPOSES- The purpose of this subpart is to improve literacy skills and academic achievement of students by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials, a well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media center, and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.   (b) RESERVATION- From the funds appropriated under section 1002(b)(4) for a [...]

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SEC. 1301. PROGRAM PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this part to assist States to —   (1) support high-quality and comprehensive educational programs for migratory children to help reduce the educational disruptions and other problems that result from repeated moves;   (2) ensure that migratory children who move among the States are not penalized in any manner by disparities among the States in curriculum, graduation requirements, and State academic con [...]

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SEC. 1302. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED. In order to carry out the purpose of this part, the Secretary shall make grants to State educational agencies, or combinations of such agencies, to establish or improve, directly or through local operating agencies, programs of education for migratory children in accordance with this part.

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SEC. 1303. STATE ALLOCATIONS. (a) STATE ALLOCATIONS-   (1) FISCAL YEAR 2002- For fiscal year 2002, each State (other than the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) is entitled to receive under this part an amount equal to —   (A) the sum of the estimated number of migratory children aged 3 through 21 who reside in the State full time and the full-time equivalent of the estimated number of migratory children aged 3 through 21 who reside in the Sta [...]

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SEC. 1304. STATE APPLICATIONS; SERVICES. (a) APPLICATION REQUIRED– Any State desiring to receive a grant under this part for any fiscal year shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may require.   (b) PROGRAM INFORMATION- Each such application shall include—   (1) a description of how, in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and projects assisted under this part, the State and its local operating [...]

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SEC. 1305. SECRETARIAL APPROVAL; PEER REVIEW. (a) SECRETARIAL APPROVAL- The Secretary shall approve each State application that meets the requirements of this part.   (b) PEER REVIEW- The Secretary may review any such application with the assistance and advice of State officials and other individuals with relevant expertise.

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SEC. 1306. COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND SERVICE-DELIVERY PLAN; AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. (a) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN-   (1) IN GENERAL- Each State that receives assistance under this part shall ensure that the State and its local operating agencies identify and address the special educational needs of migratory children in accordance with a comprehensive State plan that —   (A) is integrated with other programs under this Act or other Acts, as appr [...]

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SEC. 1307. BYPASS. The Secretary may use all or part of any State's allocation under this part to make arrangements with any public or private nonprofit agency to carry out the purpose of this part in such State if the Secretary determines that —   (1) the State is unable or unwilling to conduct educational programs for migratory children;   (2) such arrangements would result in more efficient and economic administration of such programs; or   (3 [...]

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SEC. 1308. COORDINATION OF MIGRANT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES. (a) IMPROVEMENT OF COORDINATION-   (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary, in consultation with the States, may make grants to, or enter into contracts with, State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public and private nonprofit entities to improve the interstate and intrastate coordination among such agencies' educational programs, including the establ [...]

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SEC. 1309. DEFINITIONS. As used in this part:   (1) LOCAL OPERATING AGENCY- The term local operating agency' means —   (A) a local educational agency to which a State educational agency makes a subgrant under this part;   (B) a public or nonprofit private agency with which a State educational agency or the Secretary makes an arrangement to carry out a project under this part; or   (C) a State educational agency, if the S [...]

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SEC. 1401. PURPOSE AND PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION. (a) PURPOSE- It is the purpose of this part —   (1) to improve educational services for children and youth in local and State institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth so that such children and youth have the opportunity to meet the same challenging State academic content standards and challenging State student academic achievement standards that all children in the State are expected t [...]

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SEC. 1402. PAYMENTS FOR PROGRAMS UNDER THIS PART. (a) AGENCY SUBGRANTS- Based on the allocation amount computed under section 1412, the Secretary shall allocate to each State educational agency an amount necessary to make subgrants to State agencies under subpart 1.   (b) LOCAL SUBGRANTS- Each State shall retain, for the purpose of carrying out subpart 2, funds generated throughout the State under part A of this title based on children and youth residing in loc [...]

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SEC. 1411. ELIGIBILITY A State agency is eligible for assistance under this subpart if such State agency is responsible for providing free public education for children and youth —   (1) in institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth;   (2) attending community day programs for neglected or delinquent children and youth; or   (3) in adult correctional institutions.

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SEC. 1412. ALLOCATION OF FUNDS (a) SUBGRANTS TO STATE AGENCIES-   (1) IN GENERAL- Each State agency described in section 1411 (other than an agency in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) is eligible to receive a subgrant under this subpart, for each fiscal year, in an amount equal to the product of —   (A) the number of neglected or delinquent children and youth described in section 1411 who —   (i) are enrolled for at least 15 [...]

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SEC. 1413. STATE REALLOCATION OF FUNDS If a State educational agency determines that a State agency does not need the full amount of the subgrant for which such State agency is eligible under this subpart for any fiscal year, the State educational agency may reallocate the amount that will not be needed to other eligible State agencies that need additional funds to carry out the purpose of this part, in such amounts as the State educational agency shall determine.

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SEC. 1414. STATE PLAN AND STATE AGENCY APPLICATIONS (a) STATE PLAN-   (1) IN GENERAL- Each State educational agency that desires to receive a grant under this subpart shall submit, for approval by the Secretary, a plan —   (A) for meeting the educational needs of neglected, delinquent, and at-risk children and youth;   (B) for assisting in the transition of children and youth from correctional facilities to locally operated prog [...]

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SEC. 1415. USE OF FUNDS (a) USES-   (1) IN GENERAL- A State agency shall use funds received under this subpart only for programs and projects that —   (A) are consistent with the State plan under section 1414(a); and   (B) concentrate on providing participants with the knowledge and skills needed to make a successful transition to secondary school completion, vocational or technical training, further education, or employmen [...]

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SEC. 1416. INSTITUTION-WIDE PROJECTS A State agency that provides free public education for children and youth in an institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth (other than an adult correctional institution) or attending a community-day program for such children and youth may use funds received under this subpart to serve all children in, and upgrade the entire educational effort of, that institution or program if the State agency has developed, and the [...]

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SEC. 1417. THREE-YEAR PROGRAMS OR PROJECTS If a State agency operates a program or project under this subpart in which individual children or youth are likely to participate for more than 1 year, the State educational agency may approve the State agency's application for a subgrant under this subpart for a period of not more than 3 years.

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SEC. 1418. TRANSITION SERVICES (a) TRANSITION SERVICES- Each State agency shall reserve not less than 15 percent and not more than 30 percent of the amount such agency receives under this subpart for any fiscal year to support —   (1) projects that facilitate the transition of children and youth from State-operated institutions to schools served by local educational agencies; or   (2) the successful reentry of youth offenders, who are age 20 or young [...]

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SEC. 1419. EVALUATION; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; ANNUAL MODEL PROGRAM The Secretary may reserve not more than 2.5 percent of the amount made available to carry out this subpart for a fiscal year —   (1) to develop a uniform model to evaluate the effectiveness of programs assisted under this subpart; and   (2) to provide technical assistance to and support the capacity building of State agency programs assisted under this subpart. -###-

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SEC. 1421. PURPOSE. The purpose of this subpart is to support the operation of local educational agency programs that involve collaboration with locally operated correctional facilities —   (1) to carry out high quality education programs to prepare children and youth for secondary school completion, training, employment, or further education;   (2) to provide activities to facilitate the transition of such children and youth from the correctio [...]

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SEC. 1422. PROGRAMS OPERATED BY LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. (a) LOCAL SUBGRANTS- With funds made available under section 1402(b), the State educational agency shall award subgrants to local educational agencies with high numbers or percentages of children and youth residing in locally operated (including county operated) correctional facilities for children and youth (including facilities involved in community day programs).   (b) SPECIAL RULE- A local educational agen [...]

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SEC. 1423. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY APPLICATIONS. Each local educational agency desiring assistance under this subpart shall submit an application to the State educational agency that contains such information as the State educational agency may require. Each such application shall include —   (1) a description of the program to be assisted;   (2) a description of formal agreements, regarding the program to be assisted, between —   (A) the [...]

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SEC. 1424. USES OF FUNDS. Funds provided to local educational agencies under this subpart may be used, as appropriate, for —   (1) programs that serve children and youth returning to local schools from correctional facilities, to assist in the transition of such children and youth to the school environment and help them remain in school in order to complete their education;   (2) dropout prevention programs which serve at-risk children and youth, [...]

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SEC. 1425. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES RECEIVING FUNDS UNDER THIS SECTION. Each correctional facility entering into an agreement with a local educational agency under section 1423(2) to provide services to children and youth under this subpart shall —   (1) where feasible, ensure that educational programs in the correctional facility are coordinated with the student's home school, particularly with respect to a student with an individual [...]

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SEC. 1426. ACCOUNTABILITY. The State educational agency may —   (1) reduce or terminate funding for projects under this subpart if a local educational agency does not show progress in reducing dropout rates for male students and for female students over a 3-year period; and   (2) require correctional facilities or institutions for neglected or delinquent children and youth to demonstrate, after receiving assistance under this subpart for 3 years, [...]

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SEC. 1431. PROGRAM EVALUATIONS. (a) SCOPE OF EVALUATION- Each State agency or local educational agency that conducts a program under subpart 1 or 2 shall evaluate the program, disaggregating data on participation by gender, race, ethnicity, and age, not less than once every 3 years, to determine the program's impact on the ability of participants —   (1) to maintain and improve educational achievement;   (2) to accrue school credits that meet State requir [...]

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SEC. 1432. DEFINITIONS. In this part:   (1) ADULT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION- The term adult correctional institution' means a facility in which persons (including persons under 21 years of age) are confined as a result of a conviction for a criminal offense.   (2) AT-RISK- The term at-risk', when used with respect to a child, youth, or student, means a school aged individual who is at-risk of academic failure, has a drug or alcohol problem, is [...]

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SEC. 1501. EVALUATIONS. (a) NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF TITLE I   (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall conduct a national assessment of the programs assisted under this title and the impact of this title on States, local educational agencies, schools, and students.   (2) ISSUES TO BE EXAMINED- In conducting the assessment under this subsection, the Secretary shall examine, at a minimum, the following:   (A) The implementation of programs assi [...]

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SEC. 1502. DEMONSTRATIONS OF INNOVATIVE PRACTICES. (a) IN GENERAL- From the funds appropriated for any fiscal year under section 1002(e)(1), the Secretary may award grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, public or private partnerships involving business and industry organizations, and consortia of such entities to carry out demonstration projects that show the most promise of enabling [...]

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SEC. 1503. ASSESSMENT EVALUATION. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall conduct an independent study of assessments used for State accountability purposes and for making decisions about the promotion and graduation of students. Such research shall be conducted over a period not to exceed 5 years and shall address the components described in subsection (d).   (b) CONTRACT AUTHORIZED- The Secretary is authorized to award a contract, through a peer review proc [...]

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SEC. 1504. CLOSE UP FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. (a) PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS-   (1) ESTABLISHMENT-   (A) GENERAL AUTHORITY- In accordance with this subsection, the Secretary may make grants to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, District of Columbia, a nonpartisan, nonprofit foundation, for the purpose of assisting the Close Up Foundation in carrying out its programs of increasing civic responsibility and [...]

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SEC. 1601. PURPOSE. The purpose of this part is to provide financial incentives for schools to develop comprehensive school reforms, based upon scientifically based research and effective practices that include an emphasis on basic academics and parental involvement so that all children can meet challenging State academic content and academic achievement standards.

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SEC. 1602. PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED-   (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary is authorized to award grants to State educational agencies, from allotments under paragraph (2), to enable the State educational agencies to award subgrants to local educational agencies to carry out the purpose described in section 1601.   (2) ALLOTMENTS-   (A) RESERVATIONS- Of the amount appropriated under section 1002(f), the Secretary may res [...]

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SEC. 1603. STATE APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- Each State educational agency that desires to receive a grant under this part shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.   (b) CONTENTS- Each such application shall describe —   (1) the process and selection criteria by which the State educational agency, using expert review, will select local educational ag [...]

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SEC. 1604. STATE USE OF FUNDS. (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (e), a State educational agency that receives a grant under this part shall use the grant funds to award subgrants, on a competitive basis, to local educational agencies or consortia of local educational agencies in the State that receive funds under part A, to support comprehensive school reforms in schools that are eligible for funds under part A.   (b) SUBGRANT REQUIREMENTS- A subgra [...]

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SEC. 1605. LOCAL APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- Each local educational agency or consortium of local educational agencies desiring a subgrant under this part shall submit an application to the State educational agency at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the State educational agency may reasonably require.   (b) CONTENTS- Each such application shall —   (1) identify the schools that are eligible for assistance under part A and [...]

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SEC. 1606. LOCAL USE OF FUNDS. (a) USES OF FUNDS- A local educational agency or consortium that receives a subgrant under this part shall provide the subgrant funds to schools that are eligible for assistance under part A and served by the agency, to enable the schools to implement a comprehensive school reform program that —   (1) employs proven strategies and proven methods for student learning, teaching, and school management that are based on scientifically [...]

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SEC. 1607. EVALUATION AND REPORTS. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall develop a plan for a national evaluation of the programs assisted under this part.   (b) EVALUATION- The national evaluation shall —   (1) evaluate the implementation and results achieved by schools after 3 years of implementing comprehensive school reforms; and   (2) assess the effectiveness of comprehensive school reforms in schools with diverse characteristics.   (c) REPORT [...]

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SEC. 1608. QUALITY INITIATIVES. The Secretary, through grants or contracts, shall provide funds for —   (1) a public-private effort, in which funds are matched by private organizations, to assist States, local educational agencies, and schools, in making informed decisions regarding approving or selecting providers of comprehensive school reform, consistent with the requirements described in section 1606(a); and   (2) activities to foster the deve [...]

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SEC. 1701. SHORT TITLE. This part may be cited as the 'Access to High Standards Act'.

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SEC. 1702. PURPOSES. The purposes of this part are — (1) to support State and local efforts to raise academic standards through advanced placement programs, and thus further increase the number of students who participate and succeed in advanced placement programs; (2) to encourage more of the 600,000 students who take advanced placement courses each year but do not take advanced placement exams each year, to demonstrate their achievements through taking t [...]

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SEC. 1703. FUNDING DISTRIBUTION RULE. From amounts appropriated under section 1002(g) for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall give priority to funding activities under section 1704 and shall distribute any remaining funds under section 1705.

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SEC. 1704. ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST FEE PROGRAM. (a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED- From amounts made available under section 1703 for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall award grants to State educational agencies having applications approved under this section to enable the State educational agencies to reimburse low-income individuals to cover part or all of the costs of advanced placement test fees, if the low-income individuals — (1) are enrolled in an advanced placement co [...]

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SEC. 1705. ADVANCED PLACEMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM GRANTS. (a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED- (1) IN GENERAL- From amounts made available under section 1703 for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall award grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible entities to enable those entities to carry out the authorized activities described in subsection (d). (2) DURATION AND PAYMENTS- (A) DURATION- The Secretary shall award a grant under this section for a period of not more than 3 yea [...]

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SEC. 1706. SUPPLEMENT, NOT SUPPLANT. Grant funds provided under this part shall supplement, and not supplant, other non-Federal funds that are available to assist low-income individuals to pay for the cost of advanced placement test fees or to expand access to advanced placement and pre-advanced placement courses.

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SEC. 1707. DEFINITIONS. In this part: (1) ADVANCED PLACEMENT TEST- The term advanced placement test' means an advanced placement test administered by the College Board or approved by the Secretary. (2) HIGH CONCENTRATION OF LOW-INCOME STUDENTS- The term high concentration of low-income students', used with respect to a school, means a school that serves a student population 40 percent or more of whom are low-income individuals. (3) LOW-INCOME INDIVID [...]

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SEC. 1801. SHORT TITLE. This part may be cited as the 'Dropout Prevention Act'.

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SEC. 1802. PURPOSE. The purpose of this part is to provide for school dropout prevention and reentry and to raise academic achievement levels by providing grants that — (1) challenge all children to attain their highest academic potential; and (2) ensure that all students have substantial and ongoing opportunities to attain their highest academic potential through schoolwide programs proven effective in school dropout prevention and reentry.

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SEC. 1803. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. For the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated $125,000,000 for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years, of which — (1) 10 percent shall be available to carry out subpart 1 for each fiscal year; and (2) 90 percent shall be available to carry out subpart 2 for each fiscal year. -###-

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SEC. 1811. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary is authorized — (1) to collect systematic data on the effectiveness of the programs assisted under this part in reducing school dropout rates and increasing school reentry and secondary school graduation rates; (2) to establish a national clearinghouse of information on effective school dropout prevention and reentry programs that shall disseminate to State educational agencies, local educational agenci [...]

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SEC. 1821. DEFINITIONS. In this subpart: (1) LOW-INCOME STUDENT- The term low-income student' means a student who is determined by a local educational agency to be from a low-income family using the measures described in section 1113(c). (2) STATE- The term State' means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the North [...]

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SEC. 1822. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED. (a) GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES- (1) AMOUNT LESS THAN $75,000,000- (A) IN GENERAL- If the amount appropriated under section 1803 for a fiscal year equals or is less than $75,000,000, then the Secretary shall use such amount to award grants, on a competitive basis, to — (i) State educational agencies to support activities — (I) in schools that — (aa) serve students in grades 6 through 12; and (bb) [...]

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SEC. 1823. APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- To receive — (1) a grant under this subpart, a State educational agency or local educational agency shall submit an application and plan to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require; and (2) a subgrant under this subpart, a local educational agency shall submit an application and plan to the State educational agency at such time, in such man [...]

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SEC. 1824. STATE RESERVATION. A State educational agency that receives a grant under paragraph (2) or (3) of section 1822(a) may reserve not more than 5 percent of the grant funds for administrative costs and State activities related to school dropout prevention and reentry activities, of which not more than 2 percent of the grant funds may be used for administrative costs.

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SEC. 1825. STRATEGIES AND CAPACITY BUILDING. Each local educational agency receiving a grant or subgrant under this subpart and each State educational agency receiving a grant under this subpart shall implement scientifically based, sustainable, and widely replicated strategies for school dropout prevention and reentry. The strategies may include — (1) specific strategies for targeted purposes, such as — (A) effective early intervention programs designed to identify at-r [...]

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SEC. 1826. SELECTION OF LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES FOR SUBGRANTS. (a) STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY REVIEW AND AWARD- The State educational agency shall review applications submitted under section 1823(a)(2) and award subgrants to local educational agencies with the assistance and advice of a panel of experts on school dropout prevention and reentry. (b) ELIGIBILITY- A local educational agency is eligible to receive a subgrant under this subpart if the local educational agency o [...]

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SEC. 1827. COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS. A local educational agency that receives a grant or subgrant under this subpart and a State educational agency that receives a grant under this subpart may use the funds to secure necessary services from a community-based organization or other government agency if the funds are used to provide school dropout prevention and reentry activities related to schoolwide efforts.

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SEC. 1828. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each local educational agency that receives funds under this subpart shall use the funds to provide technical assistance to secondary schools served by the agency that have not made progress toward lowering annual school dropout rates after receiving assistance under this subpart for 2 fiscal years.

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SEC. 1829. SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE CALCULATION. For purposes of calculating an annual school dropout rate under this subpart, a school shall use the annual event school dropout rate for students leaving a school in a single year determined in accordance with the National Center for Education Statistics' Common Core of Data.

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SEC. 1830. REPORTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY. (a) LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY REPORTS- (1) IN GENERAL- To receive funds under this subpart for a fiscal year after the first fiscal year that a local educational agency receives funds under this subpart, the local educational agency shall provide, on an annual basis, a report regarding the status of the implementation of activities funded under this subpart, and the dropout data for students at schools assisted under thi [...]

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SEC. 1901. FEDERAL REGULATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may issue such regulations as are necessary to reasonably ensure that there is compliance with this title. (b) NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING PROCESS- (1) IN GENERAL- Before publishing in the Federal Register proposed regulations to carry out this title, the Secretary shall obtain the advice and recommendations of representatives of Federal, State, and local administrators, parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, and [...]

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SEC. 1902. AGREEMENTS AND RECORDS. (a) AGREEMENTS- All published proposed regulations shall conform to agreements that result from negotiated rulemaking described in section 1901 unless the Secretary reopens the negotiated rulemaking process or provides a written explanation to the participants involved in the process explaining why the Secretary decided to depart from, and not adhere to, such agreements. (b) RECORDS- The Secretary shall ensure that an accurate and reliabl [...]

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SEC. 1903. STATE ADMINISTRATION. (a) RULEMAKING- (1) IN GENERAL- Each State that receives funds under this title shall — (A) ensure that any State rules, regulations, and policies relating to this title conform to the purposes of this title and provide any such proposed rules, regulations, and policies to the committee of practitioners created under subsection (b) for review and comment; (B) minimize such rules, regulations, and policies to which the Stat [...]

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SEC. 1904. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY SPENDING AUDITS. (a) AUDITS- The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct audits of not less than 6 local educational agencies that receive funds under part A in each fiscal year to determine more clearly and specifically how local educational agencies are expending such funds. Such audits — (1) shall be conducted in 6 local educational agencies that represent the size, ethnic, economic, and geographic diversity of loca [...]

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SEC. 1905. PROHIBITION AGAINST FEDERAL MANDATES, DIRECTION, OR CONTROL. Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize an officer or employee of the Federal Government to mandate, direct, or control a State, local educational agency, or school's specific instructional content, academic achievement standards and assessments, curriculum, or program of instruction.

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SEC. 1906. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION ON EQUALIZED SPENDING. Nothing in this title shall be construed to mandate equalized spending per pupil for a State, local educational agency, or school.

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SEC. 1907. STATE REPORT ON DROPOUT DATA. Not later than 1 year after a State educational agency receives funds under this title, the agency shall report to the Secretary and statewide, all school district data regarding annual school dropout rates in the State disaggregated by race and ethnicity according to procedures that conform with the National Center for Education Statistics' Common Core of Data.

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SEC. 1908. REGULATIONS FOR SECTIONS 1111 AND 1116. The Secretary shall issue regulations for sections 1111 and 1116 not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.'. -###-

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