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performance by grade level and by school, without identification of performance of individual children;

(6) assessment, evaluation, and collection of information on individual children by teachers during each year of a pre-elementary program, to be made available for teachers in the subsequent year, in order that continuity for the individual child not be lost. Such information shall also be available to parents

or guardians of the individual children. (e) In addition to the grants authorized in subsection (d), the State educational agency may also make grants to support activities designed to enlist the assistance of parents working with schools to improve the skills of their children in reading, mathematics, and oral and written communication. Activities that may be supported under this section include

(1) the development and dissemination of materials that parents may use in the home to improve their children's performance in those skills;

(2) the encouragement of closer contacts between parents and teachers to improve the coordination between learning experiences in the home and those in school;

(3) planning for, developing and improving centers accessible to parents to provide materials and professional guidance, including volunteers, for parents who desire to assist in the instruction of their children; and

(4) the demonstration of training programs for parents who desire to develop new skills to complement the instruction

their children receive in school. (f) The Secretary shall enter into an agreement which complies with the provisions of subsection (a) with any State which desires to enter into such an agreement.

(20 U.S.C. 2902) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2205-2207; amended Aug. 6, 1979, P.L. 96-46, sec. 1(12), 93 Stat. 339.

DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

SEC. 223. The Secretary shall distribute grants under the provisions of this part so as to assure that each State having an agreement under section 222 will receive not less than the amount which bears the same ratio to the total amount available for this part for a fiscal year as the number of school age children (aged five through seventeen inclusive) in that State bears to the number of such children in all States, except that any State having an agreement shall not receive less than $50,000 in any such fiscal year.

(20 U.S.C. 2903) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2207.

STATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

SEC. 224. The Secretary is authorized to enter into agreement with State educational agencies for the carrying out by such agencies of leadership and training activities designed to prepare personnel throughout the State to implement programs which have been demonstrated in that State or other States to be effective in overcoming deficiencies in the basic skills, and to develop and implement statewide plans for improving the skills of children, youth, and adults in reading, mathematics, and oral and written communication. The activities authorized by this section shall be limited to

(1) the development of a comprehensive statewide program providing for the coordination of all Federal and State pro grams that provide instruction in basic skills;

(2) planning activities that involve local administrators, teachers, and parents in the development of strategies to improve instruction in basic skills;

(3) statewide assessments of need relating to basic skills, including the needs of both students and instructional personnel;

(4) in-service training programs for local administrators, instructional personnel, and other staff members involved in instruction in basic skills; and

(5) the provision of technical assistance and the dissemination of information relating to basic skills instruction to local educational agencies and other organizations and institutions

involved in programs of instruction in basic skills. (20 USC. 2904) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2207, 2208.

PART C-SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR IMPROVING BASIC SKILLS

INEXPENSIVE BOOK DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM FOR READING MOTIVATION

Sec. 231. (a) The Commissioner is authorized (1) to enter into a contract with a private nonprofit group or public agency (hereinafter in this section referred to as the contractor"), which has as its primary purpose the motivation of children to learn to read, to support and promote the establishment of reading motivational programs which include the distribution of inexpensive books to students and (2) to pay the Federal share of the cost of such programs. (b) The contract shall provide that

(1) the contractor will enter into subcontracts with local private nonprofit groups or organizations or with public agencies (hereinafter referred to as "subcontractors”) under which the subcontractors will agree to establish, operate, and provide the non-Federal share of the cost of reading motivational programs which include the distribution of books by gift or loan, to preelementary, elementary or secondary schoolchildren;

(2) funds made available by the Commissioner to a contractor pursuant to any contract entered into under this section will be used to pay the Federal share of the cost of establishing and operating reading motivational programs as provided in paragraph (1); and

(3) the contractor will meet such other conditions and standards as the Commissioner determines to be necessary to assure the effectiveness of the programs authorized by this section and will provide technical assistance in furtherance of the purposes of this section. (c) The Commissioner shall make no payment of the Federal share of the cost of acquiring and distributing books pursuant to a contract authorized by this section unless he determines that the contractor or the subcontractor, as the case may be, has made arrangements with book publishers or distributors to obtain books at

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discounts at least as favorable as discounts that are customarily given by such publisher or distributor for book purchases made under similar circumstances in the absence of Federal assistance. (d) For purposes of this section

(1) the term "nonprofit”, when used in connection with any organization, means an organization no part of the net earnings of which inures, or may lawfully inure, to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual;

(2) the term “Federal share” means, with respect to the cost of books purchased by a local private nonprofit group, organization, or public agency for a program in a locality for distributing such books to schoolchildren in that locality, 75 per centum of the cost of that agency or group or organization for such books for such program; except when such nonprofit group, organization or public agency has within the two years preceding its application for assistance, received Federal funds under a program to benefit migrant and seasonal farmworkers in which the Federal share was 100 per centum. In that case the term "Federal share", under this section, shall mean 100 per centum of the cost of that agency or group or organization for such books that are distributed to the children of migrant and seasonal farmworkers; and

(3) the term "pre-elementary school" means a day or residential school which provides pre-elementary education, as determined under State law, except that such term does not include education for children who have not attained three years of

age. (e) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the provisions of this section $9,000,000 for fiscal year 1979, $10,000,000 for fiscal year 1980, $11,000,000 for fiscal year 1981, and $12,000,000 for each of the two succeeding fiscal years. Under such conditions as the Commissioner determines to be appropriate, not to exceed 10 per centum of the amounts appropriated for each fiscal year shall be available for a contract from the Commissioner to the contractor designated under subsection (a) of this section for technical assistance under subsection (b)(3) of this section to carry out the provisions of such section.

(20 U.S.C. 2911) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2208, 2209.

SPECIAL MATHEMATICS PROGRAM

SEC. 232. (a) The Commissioner is authorized to make grants to, and enter into contracts with, one or more private nonprofit agencies, institutions, or organizations, for the conduct, in cooperation with one or more local educational agencies, of special programs for the teaching of standard mathematics to children eligible for services under titles I and VI of this Act through instruction in advanced mathematics by qualified instructors with bachelor's degrees in mathematics, or the mathematical sciences from colleges or other institutions of higher education, or equivalent experience.

(b) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1980 and for each of the three succeeding fiscal years, to carry out the provisions of this section.

(20 U.S.C. 2912) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2209.

PART D-GENERAL PROVISIONS

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 241. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums for the fiscal year 1980 and for each succeeding fiscal year ending prior to October 1, 1983, as may be necessary to carry out the pro visions of parts A and B of this title.

(20 U.S.C. 2921) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2209.

APPORTIONMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS

Sec. 242. (a) From the first $20,000,000 appropriated pursuant to section 241 of any fiscal year the Secretary shall carry out the pro vision of part A of this title.

(b) From the amounts in excess of $20,000,000 in any fiscal year the Secretary shall carry out the provisions of part B of this title.

(20 U.S.C. 2922) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 201, 92 Stat. 2209.

TITLE III-SPECIAL PROJECTS 1

PART A-GENERAL PROVISIONS

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

Sec. 301. It is the purpose of this title to authorize the Commissioner to carry out special projects

(1) to experiment with new educational and administrative methods, techniques, and practices;

(2) to meet special or unique educational needs or problems; (3) to place special emphasis on national educational priorities; and

(4) to disseminate information to State and local educational agencies. (20 U.S.C. 2941) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93–380, sec. 402(a)(1), 88 Stat. 544; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2210.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AUTHORIZED

SEC. 302. (a) The Commissioner is authorized, during the period of October 1, 1979, through September 30, 1983, to make grants to, and enter into contracts with, State and local educational agencies, other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions, and individuals to carry out the purposes of this title, except that no grant may be made under this title to other than a public agency or nonprofit private organization, or institution, or to an individual under section 303(b) of this part.

(b) No grant or contract may be awarded under this title to a State or local educational agency unless the Commissioner determines that in designing the proposal for which application is made, the needs of children in nonprofit private elementary and secondary schools have been taken into account through consultation

1A revised title III was enacted by the Education Amendments of 1978 (P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a)), replacing the old title III, formerly entitled “Supplementary Educational Centers and Services; Guidance, Counseling, and Testing”.

with private school officials; and, to the maximum extent feasible, and consistent with the number of such children in the area to be served who have the educational needs the proposal is intended to address, those children will be provided an opportunity to participate in the proposed activity on a basis comparable to that provided for public schoolchildren.

(20 U.S.C. 2942) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93–380, sec. 402(a)(1), 88 Stat. 544, 545; amended Apr. 21, 1976, P.L. 94-273, sec. 2(14), 90 Stat. 375; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2210.

COMMISSIONER'S DISCRETIONARY PROJECTS SEC. 303. (a) From the amount available for the purposes of this section, the Commissioner is authorized, through grants or contracts, to carry out innovative or experimental projects to assist in the development or demonstration of methods, techniques or practices which contribute to the solution of educational problems and which are consistent with the purposes of this title.

(b) The Commissioner is also authorized, from the amount available for the purposes of this section, to make grants not to exceed $25,000, to teachers, administrators, other educational personnel, and parent organizations to assist in the development or demonstration of innovative methods or techniques which would contribute to the solution of educational problems. Any grant to an individual who is employed by a local educational agency shall be made only if the Commissioner determines that the agency has had an opportunity to comment on the proposal and will cooperate with the grantee in carrying out the proposed activity.

(c) The Commissioner is also authorized, from the amount available for the purpose of this section, to make grants and enter into contracts for

(1) the development of curricula, and the dissemination of information relating to the improvement of teaching energy conservation to elementary and secondary school children, and

(2) the training of personnel to teach energy conservation to

such children. In carrying out the provisions of this subsection, the Commissioner shall use to the maximum extent practicable materials developed by the Department of Energy, the Community Services Administration, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(d)(1) There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 1980 and for each of the three succeeding fiscal years.

(2) From the sums appropriated for any fiscal year for the purposes of this title (other than sums appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection), the Commissioner may reserve not more than 10 percent of such sums for the purposes of this section. The Commissioner shall not reserve from sums appropriated for any fiscal year for any part of this title (other than sums appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection) more than 10 percent from the sums so appropriated for each such part. (20 U.S.C. 2943) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2210, 2211.

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