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Part B-METRIC EDUCATION

SHORT TITLE; DECLARATION OF PURPOSE

Sec. 311. (a) This part may be cited as the "Metric Education Act of 1978". (bX(1) The Congress finds that

(A) the metric system of measurement is in general use in industrially developed nations and its use is increasing;

(B) increased use of such metric system in the United States is inevitable, and such a metric system will become the dominant system of weights and measures in the United States; and

(C) a Federal program is vitally necessary if the American people are to adapt to the use of the metric system of weights

and measures. (2) It is the purpose of this part to encourage and support pro grams that prepare students to use the metric system of measure ment with ease and facility as a part of the regular education pro gram.

(20 U.S.C. 2951) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93–380, sec. 403, 88 Stat. 546, 547; re designated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2211.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

Sec. 312. (a) The Commissioner shall carry out a program of grants and contracts to encourage educational agencies and institutions to prepare students to use the metric system of measurement. Activities assisted under this part may include

(1) the development, demonstration, improvement, or adaptation of programs of education in the use of the metric system;

(2) training educational personnel to carry out programs in the use of the metric system;

(3) the development and dissemination of instructional mate rials for use in metric education programs; and

(4) other activities that will encourage and assist students to learn the use of the metric system. (b) For the purposes of this part, the term "metric system of measurement” means the international system of units as established by the General Conference of Weights and Measures in 1960 and interpreted or modified for the United States by the Secretary of Commerce.

(20 U.S.C. 2952) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 403, 88 Stat. 546, 547; re designated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2211, 2212.

APPLICATION

Sec. 313. Financial assistance under this part may be made only upon application to the Commissioner. The application shall be submitted at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Commissioner may reasonably prescribe. The application shall be approved only if it

(1) provides that the activities and services for which assistance is sought will be administered, by, or under the supervision of, the applicant;

(2) describes a program which holds promise of making a substantial contribution toward attaining the purpose of this part;

(3) sets forth such policies and procedures as will insure adequate evaluation of the activities intended to be carried out under the application; and

(4) contains such other provisions as the Commissioner determines necessary in order to accomplish the purpose of this

part. (20 U.S.C. 2953) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 403, 88 Stat. 546, 547; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2212.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 314. There are authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for the fiscal year 1979 and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years to carry out the provisions of this part.

(20 U.S.C. 2954) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 403, 88 Stat. 546, 547; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2212.

PART C-ARTS IN EDUCATION

SHORT TITLE; STATEMENT OF FINDINGS

Sec. 321. (a) This part may be cited as the “Arts in Education Act of 1978”. (b)(1) The Congress finds that

(A) the arts should be an essential and vital component of every student's education;

(B) the arts provide students with useful insights to all other areas of learning; and

(C) a Federal program is necessary to foster and maintain the interrelationship of arts and education. (2) It is the purpose of this part to encourage and support programs that recognize and stress the essential role the arts can play in elementary and secondary education.

(20 U.S.C. 2961) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 409, 88 Stat. 556; amended Apr. 21, 1976, P.L. 94-273, sec. 2(15), 90 Stat. 375; amended Oct. 8, 1976, P.L. 94-462, sec. 501, 90 Stat. 1981; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2212.

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED

Sec. 322. The Commissioner shall carry out a program of grants and contracts to encourage and assist State and local education agencies and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions to establish and conduct programs in which the arts are an integral part of elementary and secondary school curricula. Activities carried out under this part may include arrangements with public and private cultural organizations, agencies, and institutions, including museums, libraries, and theaters, to achieve the purpose of this part. Furthermore, the Commissioner may carry out a program to develop and implement model projects and programs in the performing arts for children and youth, through arrangements made with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, the Commissioner may carry out a program for the purpose of identifying, developing, and implementing model projects or programs in all the arts for handicapped persons through arrangements made with the National Committee, Arts for the Handicapped.

(20 U.S.C. 2962) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 409, 88 Stat. 556; amended Apr. 21, 1976, P.L. 94-273, sec. 2(15), 90 Stat. 375; amended Oct. 8, 1976, P.L. 94-462, sec. 501, 90 Stat. 1981; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2212, 2213.

AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

SEC. 323. There are authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for the fiscal year 1979 and for each of the four succeeding fiscal years to carry out the provisions of this part.

(20 U.S.C. 2963) Enacted Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93–380, sec. 409, 88 Stat. 556; amended Apr. 21, 1976, P.L. 94-273, sec. 2(15), 90 Stat. 375; amended Oct. 8, 1976, P.L. 94-462, sec. 501, 90 Stat. 1981; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2213.

PART D-PRESCHOOL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS

ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM

Sec. 325. (a) The Commissioner is directed to establish, in cooperation with the Assistant Secretary for Human Development of the Department of Health, and Welfare, a program of cooperative pilot projects between local educational agencies and Project Head Start, as authorized by the Headstart-Follow Through Act, which will provide a smoother and more successful transition to formal schooling for certain preschool-aged children, and thereby improve their long-term achievement in elementary school.

(b) Projects established under this program will be designed to achieve the purposes of subsection (a) by

(1) providing to a limited number of children aged three to four, inclusive, of low-income families and to their parents, families, or guardians a program of educational services including instruction, counseling, and testing, to be conducted primarily in the child's home;

(2) providing to children and adults who have participated in the services described above, during the following year appropriate educational services, testing, and counseling, to be primarily conducted on the premises of an elementary school; and

(3) providing a coordinated program of testing and assessment, along with such other evaluation procedures as the Commissioner and the Assistant Secretary shall deem appropriate, designed to assess the achievement of children during their participation in the program and subsequently at the end of

each of the first two years of formal schooling. (c) Funds provided under this part may also be used to fund early childhood and family education programs for children below kindergarten age. Such programs may include

(1) the identification of potential barriers to learning;

(2) education of parents in child development, including education of parenthood programs for secondary school students; and

(3) home-based programs of early childhood and family education. (d) Not less than 10 percent of the funds made available for purposes of section 303 for each fiscal year shall be made available for purpose of this part.

(20 U.S.C. 2971) Enacted Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2213, 2214.

PART E-CONSUMER EDUCATION 1

SHORT TITLE; STATEMENT OF FINDINGS

SEC. 331. (a) This part may be cited as the “Consumer Education Act of 1978". (b) The Congress finds that

(1) in an inflated economy, the American consumer is finding that the dollar is buying less and less;

(2) the consumer needs useful information in order to make wise economic choices; and

(3) Federal involvement is needed to encourage and support the development of consumer education programs throughout

the country. (20 U.S.C. 2981) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92–318, sec. 505(a), 86 Stat. 349, 350; amended Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 407, 88 Stat. 553; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2214.

OFFICE OF CONSUMERS' EDUCATION

SEC. 332. (a) There shall be within the Office of Education an Office of Consumers' Education (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Office”) which shall be headed by a Director of Consumers' Education (hereafter in this section referred to as “Director”) who, subject to the management of the Commissioner, shall have responsibility for carrying out the provisions of this section.

(b) The Director shall be appointed by the Commissioner in accordance with the provisions of title 5 of the United States Code relating to appointments to the competitive service.

(20 U.S.C. 2982) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92–318, sec. 505(a), 86 Stat. 349, 350; amended Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93–380, sec. 407, 88 Stat. 553; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95-561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2214.

1 Sec. 505(a)(1) and (2) of the Education Amendments of 1972 (P.L. 92-318), from which Part E of Title III was partially derived, read as follows:

“Sec. 505(a/1) The Congress of the United States finds that there do not exist adequate resources for educating and informing consumers about their role as participants in the marketplace.

"(2) It is the purpose of the amendment made by this section to encourage and support the development of new improved curricula to prepare consumers for participation in the marketplace to demonstrate the use of such curriculums in model educational programs and to evaluate the effectiveness thereof: to provide support for the initiation and maintenance of programs in consumer education at the elementary and secondary and higher education levels; to disseminate curricular material and other information for use in educational programs throughout the Nation; to provide training programs for teachers, other educational personnel, public service personnel, and community and labor leaders and employees, and government employees at Štate, Federal, and local levels; to provide for Community Consumer education programs; and to provide for the preparation and distribution of materials by mass media in dealing with consumer education."

PROGRAM AUTHORIZED Sec. 333. (a) The Commissioner shall carry out a program of making grants to, and contracts with, institutions of higher education, State and local educational agencies, and other public and private agencies, organizations and institutions (including libraries) to support research, demonstration, and pilot projects designed to provide consumer education to the public except that no grant may be made other than to a nonprofit agency, organization, or institution.

(b)(1) Funds appropriated for grants and contracts under this part shall be available for such activities as

(A) the development of curricula (including interdisciplinary curricula) in consumer education;

(B) dissemination of information relating to such curricula;

(C) in the case of grants to State and local educational agencies and institutions of higher education, for the support of education programs at the elementary and secondary and higher education levels; and

(D) preservice and in-service training programs and projects (including fellowship programs, institutes, workshops, symposiums, and seminars) for educational personnel to prepare them to teach in subject matter areas associated with consum

er education. (2) In addition to the activities specified in the first sentence of this subsection, such funds may be used for projects designed to demonstrate, test and evaluate the effectiveness of any such activities, whether or not assisted under this section. Activities assisted pursuant to this section shall provide bilingual assistance when appropriate.

(20 U.S.C. 2983) Enacted June 23, 1972, P.L. 92–318, sec. 505(a), 86 Stat. 349, 350;. amended Aug. 21, 1974, P.L. 93-380, sec. 407, 88 Stat. 553; redesignated and amended Nov. 1, 1978, P.L. 95–561, sec. 301(a), 92 Stat. 2214.

APPLICATION

SEC. 334. Financial assistance under this part may be made available only upon application to the Commissioner. Each application shall be submitted at such time, in such form, and containing such information as the Commissioner shall prescribe by regulation and shall be approved only if it

(1) provides that the activities and service for which assistance is sought will be administered by, or under the supervision of, the applicant;

(2) describes a program for carrying out one or more of the activities described in section 333(b) which holds promise of making a substantial contribution toward attaining the purposes of this part;

(3) sets forth such policies and procedures as will insure adequate evaluation of the activities intended to be carried out under the application;

(4) sets forth policies which assure that Federal funds made available under this part for any fiscal year will be so used as to supplement and, to the extent practical, increase the level of funds that would, in the absence of such Federal funds, be made available by the applicant for the purposes described in this part, and in no case supplant such funds;

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