A funds only for programs and projects
(1) designed to meet the special educational needs of educationally deprived children identified in accordance with specified provisions; and (2) included in an application for assistance approved by the State educational agency (SEA). Sets forth the types of programs and projects for which such funds may be used. Allows LEAs, subject to SEA approval, to use up to five percent of such funds for certain types of innovation projects. Sets forth requirements for SEA and LEA assurances under the Chapter 1 program and for LEA applications for Chapter 1 grants. Allows LEAs to use Chapter 1 funds in school attendance areas having high concentrations of children from low-income families (eligible school areas). Requires an LEA, where Chapter 1 funds are insufficient to provide programs for all educationally deprived children in eligible school areas, to rank and serve such areas according to relative degrees of concentration of children from low-income families. Grants LEAs some discretion in choosing the manner in which such areas shall be designated and served. Sets forth provisions for LEA allocation of part A funds. Sets forth requirements for eligible children under Chapter 1. Requires LEAs to use Chapter 1 funds for educationally deprived children, identified as having the greatest need for special assistance, in eligible school areas. Provides that such children may be between the earliest age at which they can benefit from an organized instructional program through grade 12 or age 21. Requires yearly assessments of educational need. Grants LEAs discretion to continue to serve eligible children who transfer to ineligible schools for the remainder of a school year, or previously eligible children who are still educationally deprived, for up to two years after they are no longer among the most educationally deprived. Allows LEAs to skip children who are provided services comparable to Chapter 1 with non-Federal funds. Requires that handicapped or limited-English proficient children be eligible to be served under Chapter 1 for educational deprivation not solely related to such conditions. Makes eligible for Chapter 1 programs children served during either of the previous two years under specified programs for neglected and delinquent children. Sets forth provisions for part A funding of schoolwide projects at schools where at least 75 percent of the children residing in the school attendance area or enrolled at the school are from low-income families. Sets forth requirements for designation of such schools, approval of plans, operation of projects, use of funds, and accountability. Sets forth requirements for parental involvement in Chapter 1 program planning and implementation. Sets forth requirements for Chapter 1 program participation by children enrolled in private schools. Sets forth fiscal requirements for Chapter 1 programs. Sets forth maintenance of effort requirements. Requires that Federal funds supplement, not supplant, regular non-Federal funds. Permits a local educational agency to receive funds under this chapter only if State and local funds will be used in the district of such agency to provide services in project areas which, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services being provided in areas in such district which are not receiving such funds. Permits exclusion of certain special State and local program funds for purposes of such requirements. Requires local evaluations of part A programs and State evaluations of chapter 1 programs. Sets forth requirements for State educational program improvement plans. Sets forth program improvements requirements. Requires LEAs to review annually the program's effectiveness in improving student performance. Permits LEAs to apply to SEAs for certain discretionary program improvement assistance funds. Requires LEAs to develop and implement school program improvement plans with respect to schools where the aggregate achievement of Chapter 1 children shows inadequate improvement or a decline. Provides for State assistance with such plans. Requires that local conditions be taken into account. Requires LEAs to identify Chapter 1 students who have shown no improvement or a decline, and to assess their needs and consider program modifications. Requires LEAs and SEAs to use regional technical assistance centers' resources for such program and student improvement activities. Requires SEAs to take appropriate corrective actions where LEAs fail to provide effective compensatory educational services or meet other Chapter 1 requirements. Sets forth chapter 1 part B provisions for Even Start programs operated by LEAs. Provides for Even Start grants to integrate early childhood education and adult education for parents. Directs the Secretary, when appropriations for Even Start programs do not equal or exceed a specified amount, to make grants to LEAs or LEA consortia to carry out such programs. Directs the Secretary, when such appropriations equal or exceed such amount, to make grants to States from specified allocations to carry out such programs. Provides, within specified limits, that such grants shall be allocated to each State in the same proportion as grants are allocated under part A. Reserves a specified amount for migrant programs. Provides that funds made available to local educational agencies under this part shall be used to provide family-centered education programs to help parents become full partners in the education of their children and to assist children in reaching their full potential as learners. Sets forth program elements. Provides that funds under this part may be used for not more than 90 percent of the total cost of the program in the first year of funding, 80 percent in the second year, 70 percent in the third year, and 60 percent in the fourth and any subsequent year. Provides that additional funds may be obtained from any available source other than title I Basic Program funds. Makes eligible for participation in this program families that include: (1) a parent who is eligible for participation in an adult basic education program under the Adult Education Act; and (2) a child aged one to seven, inclusive, who resides in a school attendance area designated for participation in part A programs. Set forth local application requirements. Requires the Secretary or each SEA to appoint a review panel that will award grants on the basis of proposals which meet specified criteria. Provides that grants may be awarded for up to four years. Requires the Secretary to: (1) provide for the annual independent evaluation of programs under this part; and (2) submit to the Congress a review and summary of the results of such evaluations by September 30, 1993. Requires the annual evaluations to be submitted to the National Diffusion Network for possible dissemination. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for such part B Even Start programs. Sets forth part C provisions for Secondary School Programs for Basic Skills Improvement and Dropout Prevention and Reentry. Provides for additional assistance to LEAs with high concentrations of low-income children for secondary school basic skills improvement and dropout prevention programs. Reserves a specified amount for such programs serving migrant children. Provides for programs for migrant children conducted through the Office of Migrant Education. Provides for allocation of program funds to States for allocation to LEAs. Sets forth: (1) authorized uses of program funds for secondary school basic skills and for dropout prevention and reentry projects; (2) program application requirements; (3) criteria for SEA award of such grants to LEAs, based on need, representativeness, innovation, and promising approaches; (4) fiscal requirements and coordination provisions; and (5) requirements for evaluations and program imrprovement. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1993 to carry out this part. Sets forth part D provisions for programs operated by State agencies. Sets forth part D subpart 1 provisions for programs for migratory children. Entitles an SEA or combination of SEAs to a grant to establish or improve, directly or through LEAs, educational programs for migratory children of migratory agricultural (including dairy) workers or migratory fishermen. Sets forth formulas for determining the amount of such a grant. Sets forth program requirements. Authorizes the Secretary to arrange with other public or nonprofit private agencies to carry out such programs where a State is unable or unwilling to do so. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to SEAs to improve interstate and intrastate coordination among SEAs and LEAs of educational programs for migratory students. Authorizes the Secretary to contract with SEAs to operate a system for transfer of migrant student records among SEAs and LEAs. Requires that grants to contracts be made to SEAs for a national program of credit exchange and accrual for migrant students. Reserves a portion of program funds for such coordination activities. Sets forth part D subpart 2 provisions for programs for handicapped children. Makes SEAs eligible for grants for programs for handicapped children. Sets forth application requirements. Sets forth formulas for determining the amount of such a grant, based on the number of handicapped children, aged from birth through age 21, served by State programs for the handicapped and based on the State average per pupil expenditure (within certain limits based on the national average). Permits counting of children transferring from State to local programs only if a proportionate amount of the grant is transferred to LEAs. Permits counting of handicapped children aged three to five only if the State is eligible for a specified grant under the Education of the Handicapped Act. Sets forth program requirements grant application requirements for SEAs and LEAs, and the authorized uses of program funds. Defines children eligible for services under this subpart. Sets forth a Federal monitoring requirement. Sets forth part D subpart 3 provisions for programs for neglected and delinquent children. Entitles a State agency responsible for providing free public education for children in institutions for neglected or delinquent children or in adult correctional institutions to grants for use for such children. Sets forth formulas for determining the amount of such a grant based on the number of such children and on the State average per pupil expenditure (within limits based on the national average). Sets forth program requirements. Requires that program payments be used to support educational services supplemental to the basic education of such children. Sets forth evaluation requirments. Allows reservation of a portion of program funds for transition services Sets forth part D subpart 4 general provisions for State operated programs. Reserves up to one percent of funds for subparts 1, 2, and 3 for payments to U.S. territories. Provides that neglected and delinquent children who are also handicapped may be served under both subparts 2 and 3. Sets forth part E payment provisions. Sets forth methods for payment of Chapter 1 funds by the Secretary to the States. Requires SEAs to distribute Chapter 1 grant amounts to eligible LEAs with approved applications. Provides for allocation adjustments where necessitated by appropriations. Provides for payments for State administrative costs under Chapter 1. Authorizes the Secretary to pay States and territories specified amounts to carry out school program improvement plans. Limits the amount of the Chapter 1 grant to Puerto Rico. Sets forth part F general provisions. Sets forth subpart 1 Federal administration provisions. Authorizes the Secretary to issue regulations for Chapter 1 programs. Requires negotiated rulemaking. Prohibits requiring Chapter 1 programs to follow any one instructions model. Sets forth provisions relating to the availability of Chapter 1 appropriations. Sets forth requirements relating to the withholding of Chapter 1 payments and judicial review of such withholding. Directs the Secretary to develop national standards for local evaluation of Chapter 1 programs. Directs the Secretary to report biennially to the appropriation congressional committees on State and local evaluation results. Provides for: (1) coordination of Federal, state, and local administration of Chapter 1 programs; (2) a policy manual relating to such programs; (3) technical assistance; (4) Federal dissemination of exemplary programs; (5) Federal review of State and local administration; and (6) response to inquiries. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for Federal evaluation, coordination, technical assistance, research activities, and authorized studies under Chapter 1. Sets forth provisions relating to the application of specified provisions of the General Education Act to Chapter 1 programs. Establishes the National Commission on Migrant Education to study issues related to the education on migrant children. Requires a report to the President and the Congress as soon as practicable. Directs the Commission to study the Migrant Student Records Transfer System and to report on such study to the Secretary and the Congress within two years after its first meeting. Terminates the Commission three years after its first meeting. Authorizes appropriations. Sets forth subpart 2 provisions for State administration. Sets forth provisions for State regulations relating to Chapter 1 programs. Requires a State committee of Practitioners to review such regulations. Sets forth recordkeeping and information requirements for SEAs under Chapter 1. Sets forth requirements relating to the assignment of personnel under Chapter 1 programs. Prohibits States from taking Chapter 1 payments into consideration in determining the eligibility of any LEA for State aid, or the amount of such aid. Sets forth subpart 3 provisions for rural educational opportunities. Directs the Secretary to make grants and contracts to specified types of institutions, agencies, and organizations to pay all or part of the cost of operating at least ten rural assistance programs. Requires such programs to provide technical and other assistance, to SEAs and LEAs in the region to improve education for educationally disadvantaged children participating in Chapter 1 programs and residing in rural areas or attending small schools. Requires such programs to give special consideration to, and report on, problems related to districts with declining enrollments and ways in which they can combine management to provide effective programs. Sets forth application priority requirements, and coordination and dissemination requirements. Requires such programs to report biennially to the Secretary. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for such programs. Sets forth subpart 4 provisions for studies. Directs the Secretary to report biennially to the appropriate congressional committees on state and local evaluations of specified Chapter 1 programs. Requires a national study on the effect of Chapter 1 programs on participating children. Directs the Secretary to contract with a qualified origanization to conduct such a national longitudinal study assessing program impact on such children until they are 18 years old. Sets forth study considerations and scope. Requires follow-up evaluation, with periodic updates, of a representative group of such children until age 25. Requires an interim and a final report on such study to be submitted to the appropriate congressional committees by January 1, 1993, and January 1, 1997. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for the report on State and local evaluations and for the national longitudinal study on the effect of Chapter 1 programs. Sets forth subpart 5 definitions and subpart 6 miscellaneous provisions. Sets forth further amendments to ESEA for Chapter 2 programs for Federal, State, and local partnerships for educational improvement (revising and transferring such programs from Chapter 2 of ECIA). Gives SEAs the basic responsibility for Chapter 2 fund administration. Expresses the intent of the Congress: (1) that such responsibility be carried out with a minimum of paperwork; and (2) that responsibility for the design and implementation of Chapter 2 programs be mainly that of LEAs, school superintendents and principals, and classroom teachers and supporting personnel. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for such Chapter 2 programs. Directs the Secretary to make payments to SEAs for those programs during such period. Sets forth Chapter 2 part A (State and local programs and subpart 1 general provisions). Directs the Secretary to reserve from Chapter 2 appropriations up to: (1) one percent for U.S. territories; and (2) six percent for part B national programs and activities. Directs the Secretary to allot the remainder of such Chapter 2 funds to States on the basis of school-age population. Sets forth requirements for allocation of Chapter 2 funds to LEAs. Requires SEAs to distribute at least 80 percent of the State allotment to LEAs on the basis of relative enrollments in public and private, nonprofit schools within LEA school districts, adjusted to provide higher per pupil allocations to LEAs with the greatest numbers or percentages of children whose education imposes a higher than average cost per child (such as children from low-income families, or living in economically depressed urban and rural areas, or in sparsely populated areas). Sets forth provisions for calculation of enrollments, approval of adjustment criteria, and distribution amounts. Sets forth subpart 2 provisions for State programs. Limits to 25 percent the portion of such funds which may be used for State administration. Requires that at least 20 percent of such funds be used for effective schools programs, but authorizes the Secretary to waive such requirement if State spending from non-Federal sources is twice as much as the State is required to use for such programs. Sets forth State application requirements. Sets forth subpart 3 provisions for local targeted assistance programs. Requires SEAs and LEAs to use Chapter 2 funds only for described targeted assistance programs. Lists targeted assistance programs, among others, as programs for: (1) meeting special educational needs of at-risk or high-cost students; (2) enhancing student achievement and personal excellence, including instruction in ethics, performing and creative arts, humanities, physical fitness, and health, and participation in community service projects; and (3) other innovative projects, including programs for gifted and talented students, technology education, early childhood education, and community education for youth suicide prevention. Sets forth the application requirements for any LEA which desires to receive an allocation from an SEA of funds under this Chapter. Grants the LEA complete discretion in determining how funds for local programs shall be divided among the authorized purposes of this subpart. Sets forth subpart 4 provisions for effective schools programs. Makes funds available under this chapter for various effective schools programs. Defines "effective schools programs" as school-based programs that have the objectives of: (1) promoting school-level planning, instructional improvement, and staff development; (2) increasing the academic achievements of children; and (3) achieving specified conditions in the school which stress the achievement of instructional goals and a safe and orderly school environment. Sets forth Chapter 2 part B provisions for national programs and activities. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out programs and activities under part B with specified reserved funds. Requires the Secretary to make available specified minimum amounts for: (1) National Diffusion Network activities; (2) the Inexpensive Book Distribution program; (3) the Arts in Education program; (4) the Law-Related Education program; and (5) the Blue Ribbon Schools program. Sets forth National Diffusion Network activities. Requires the Network to promote: (1) exemplary educational programs, products, and practices to interested elementary, secondary, and postsecondary institutions; and (2) use of the knowledge, talents, and services of local staff associated with various educational excellence recognition efforts. Requires that the Network be designed to improve educational quality through implementation of promising and validate innovations and improvements in educational programs, products, and practices, and through training, consultation, and related assistance services. Sets forth the Secretary's responsibilities in carrying out Network activities. Lists eligible recipients of grants and contracts for such activities. Sets forth funding criteria. Sets forth the Inexpensive Book Distribution Program for Reading Motivation. Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) enter into a contract with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) to promote the establishment of reading motivation programs which include distribution of inexpensive books to students; and (2) pay the Federal share of the cost of such programs. Sets forth contract requirements, including a restriction on Federal payments to the contractor and subcontractor (requiring their obtaining favorable book discounts). Makes the Federal share 75 percent of the cost of books (or 100 percent if they are distributed to children of migrant or seasonal farmworkers). Sets forth the Arts in Education Program. Directs the Secretary to carry out a grants and contracts program to assist SEAs, LEAs, and other public and private entities to conduct programs in which the arts are an integral part of elementary and secondary school curricula. Includes among these: (1) programs with public and private cultural entities, including museums, libraries, and theaters; (2) model projects and programs in performing arts for children and youth, developed through arrangements with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and (3) model programs and projects in the arts for individuals with handicaps, developed through arrangements with the Very Special Arts organization. Sets forth the Law-Related Education Programs. Directs the Secretary to carry out a grants and contracts program to encourage SEAs, LEAs, and other public and private nonprofit entities to provide law-related education programs to equip nonlawyers with knowledge and skills pertaining to the law, the legal process, the legal system, and the fundamental principles and values on which they are based. Sets forth authorized activities under such program. Sets forth the Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Authorizes the Secretary to carry out programs to recognize elementary and secondary schools (or programs) as Blue Ribbon Schools which have established standards of excellence and demonstrated a high level of quality. Directs the Secretary to designate categories for such program. Sets forth the selection process and administrative provisions. Sets forth Chapter 2 part C general administrative provisions. Sets forth maintenance of effort requirements. Requires that Federal Chapter 2 funds be supplementary. Provides for participation in Chapter 2 programs by children enrolled in private schools. Sets forth requirements for LEA and SEA evaluation of and reporting on Chapter 2 programs. Directs the Secretary to report on such evaluations to the Congress by October 1992. Sets forth Federal administration provisions. Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance to SEAs and LEAs and to issue necessary regulations under Chapter 2. Sets forth provisions relating to the availability of Chapter 2 appropriations. Applies certain provisions for withholding of payments and judicial review to Chapter 2 programs. Makes the General Education Provisions Act, with specified exceptions, applicable to Chapter 2 programs. Sets forth further amendments of ESEA by revising and renaming title II as Critical Skills Improvement. Sets forth the ESEA title II part A Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act. Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act
Authorizes the Secretary to make part A grants to States and discretionary grants for strengthening the skills of teachers and improving instruction in mathematics and science in elementary and secondary schools.
Authorizes appropriations for part A for FY 1989 through 1993.
Sets forth formulas for part A allocation of funds.
Provides for an in-State apportionment of such State allotments as follows:
(1) 75 percent to elementary and secondary education programs; and
(2) 25 percent to higher education programs.
Requires SEAs to distribute elementary and secondary education program funds to LEAs on the basis of relative enrollments and of numbers of poor and AFDC children.
Sets forth part A mathematics and science elementary and secondary education program requirements for SEAs and LEAs. Sets forth authorized activities for which such funds may be used.
Allows certain training and instruction to be carried out through agreements with specified entities.
Allows LEAs to apply for funds as part of consortia with other LEAs, higher education institutions, or intermediate educational units.
Limits to five percent the portion of such funds which an LEA may use for local administration.
Requires that at least five percent of such funds be used for specified types of demonstration and exemplary programs and information dissemination.
Limits to five percent the portion of such funds which an SEA may use for provision of technical assistance, administration, and program assessment.
Sets forth part A mathematics and science higher education program requirements for State agencies for higher education.
Requires that specified funds be used to support programs within higher education institutions funded through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Provides for competitive grants to higher education institutions for:
(1) traineeship programs for new teachers who will specialize in teaching secondary school mathematics and science;
(2) retraining of secondary school teachers who switch to mathematics and science specialities; and
(3) inservice training for elementary, secondary, and vocation school teachers and other school personnel to improve teaching skills in mathematics and science.
Allows program funds to be used for cooperative programs among specified entities.
Limits to five percent the portion of such funds which may be used for State assessment and administration and program evaluation.
Sets forth State and local application requirements.
Sets forth provisions for participation of children and teachers from private schools.
Directs the Secretary to provide technical assistance and to develop procedures for State and local program evaluations.
Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress an annual summary of State program evaluations.
Directs the Secretary to develop model reporting standards.
Reserves certain funds for national programs.
Directs the Secretary to make grants and agreements for programs of national significance in mathematics and science instruction, giving special consideration to those programs providing special services to historically underserved and underrepresented populations in the fields of mathematics and science.
Directs the Secretary also to give special consideration to programs which train and retrain teachers in methods of scientific inquiry.
Directs the Secretary to disseminate information on such grants and agreements, including examples of exemplary national programs and necessary technical assistance.
Sets forth ESEA title II part B provisions for Foreign Language Assistance. Foreign Language Assistance Act of 1988 - Directs the Secretary to make grants to SEAs with approved applications to pay the Federal share of the cost of model programs, designed and operated by LEAs, providing for the commencement or improvement and expansion of foreign language study for students.
Sets forth application requirements.
Sets the Federal share at 50 percent, with specified exceptions.
Provides for program participation by private school children.
Sets forth allotment requirements.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for the part B Foreign Language Assistance program.
Sets forth ESEA title II part C provisions for Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence in Mathemathics and Science and in Foreign Languages. Authorizes the President to make such annual awards to elementary and secondary teachers who have demonstrated outstanding teaching qualifications in such fields (104 awards for mathematics and science, and another 104 for foreign languages).
Sets forth administrative and consultation provisions.
Provides that funds for such awards shall come from the funds for the National Science Foundation for Science and Engineering Education. Authorizes appropriations for each fiscal year in a specified amount to carry out such awards programs.
Sets forth further amendments to ESEA by revising and renaming title III as Magnet Schools Assistance. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for magnet schools assistance.
Requires that, in any fiscal year in which the appropriation exceeds a specified amount, priority in awarding grants from the excess amount be given to eligible LEAs that in the preceding fiscal year did not receive magnet school assistance under this part or under title VII of the Education for Economic Security Act. Provides that an LEA's having received an award in the prior funding cycle shall not be taken into account in awarding grants from the appropriation below that specified amount.
Makes an LEA eligible for magnet schools assistance if it is:
(1) implementing a student or faculty desegregation plan under a Federal or State court order or under order of a State agency or official; or
(2) voluntarily implementing (or will implement if provided assistance) a student or faculty desegregation plan approved by the Secretary as adequate under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Declares that assistance under this part is to:
(1) deter minority group isolation in schools with substantial portions of minority students; and
(2) strengthen academic and vocational courses in magnet schools.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to eligible LEAs for use in magnet schools which are part of an approved desegregation plan and which are designed to bring together students from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.
Defines "magnet school" as a school or education center that offers a special curriculum capable of attracting substantial numbers of students of different racial backgrounds.
Allows eligible LEAs to use grants under this part for:
(1) planning and promotional activities directly related to expansion, continuation, or enhancement of academic programs and services offered at magnet schools;
(2) the acquisition of books, materials, and equipment, including computers; and
(3) payment or subsidy of compensation of teachers.
Requires that such materials acquisition and teacher salary assistance be directly related to mathematics, science, history, English, foreign languages, art, music, or vocation courses.
Sets forth application requirements.
Sets forth priorities and special considerations for application approval.
Prohibits grants from being used for consultants, transportation, or any activity which does not augment academic improvement.
Limits grant duration if satisfactory progress is not being made.
Limits planning funds.
Prohibits States from reducing Chapter 2 assistance under title I of ESEA to any LEA because of assistance available under these ESEA title III magnet schools assistance provisions.
Set forth provisions relating to magnet school assistance payments, and to withholding and cease and desist orders.
Sets forth ESEA title IV provisions for Special Programs (switching some programs from the current title IX Additional Provisions). Sets forth title IV part A provisions for Women's Educational Equity (switched from title IX part C). Amends the Women's Educational Equity Act to revise and reauthorize certain provisions for women's educational equity, for financial assistance to enable educational agencies and institutions to meet the requirements of title IX (Prohibition of Sex Discrimination) of the Education Amendments of 1972, and for educational equity for women and girls who suffer multiple discrimination.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to and contracts with public and private nonprofit agencies and entities, including student and community groups, and individuals, for activities to achieve women's educational equity at all levels of education.
Sets forth authorized activities.
Allows use of such funds for development of educational materials related to educational equity where they are commercially unavailable.
Requires that at least 75 percent of funds for specified activities be awarded to LEAs. Requires that at least one grant or contract each be available for other specified activities.
Sets forth application requirements.
Requires, where appropriate, an estimate of the potential for continued significance of such activities following completion of the grant period.
Provides that men and boys are not prohibited from participating in women's educational equity programs.
Provides for an additional program of women's educational equity challenge grants to public agencies, private nonprofit organizations, consortia of these groups, and individuals.
Abolishes the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs in the Department of Education. Directs the Secretary to establish seperate criteria and priorities for awards under specified women's educational equity provisions.
Directs the Secretary to report by September 30, 1992, to the President and the Congress on women's educational equity programs and activities.
Directs the Secretary, through the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, to evaluate and disseminate women's educational equity materials and programs.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out programs under the Women's Educational Equity Act. Sets forth new ESEA title IV part B provisions for Gifted and Talented Children. Jacob k.
Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988 - Directs the Secretary to make grants and contracts for programs or projects designed to meet the educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth, inlcuding the training of teachers or their supervisors.
Sets forth authorized uses of such funds.
Directs the Secretary to establish a National Center for Research and Development in the Education of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth through grants to or contracts with one or more institutions of higher education or State educational agencies, or a combination or consortium of such institutions and agencies.
Sets forth program priorities, including the identification and inclusion of gifted and talented children and youth who may not be identified through traditional assessment methods (including economically disadvantaged individuals, individuals of limited English proficiency, and individuals with handicaps).
Requires that at least one-half of the applications approved contain a component designed to serve gifted and talented students who are economically disadvantaged individuals.
Provides for program participation of private school children and teachers, including teachers and other personnel in preservice and inservice training programs for serving such children.
Directs the Secretary to establish or designate an administrative unit within the Department of Education to:
(1) administer the programs authorized by this Act;
(2) coordinate all programs for gifted and talented children and youth administered by the Department; and
(3) serve as a focal point of national leadership and information on the educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth and the availability of educational services and programs designed to meet those needs.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out programs under this Act. Sets forth ESEA title IV new part C provisions for the Allen J. Ellender Fellowship Program (which was established by a certain 1972 joint resolution repealed by this Act). Sets forth subpart 1 provisions for Ellender program for secondary school students and teachers (this program is similar to the Ellender program under current law).
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, D.C., for its program of increasing understanding of the Federal Government among secondary school students, their teachers, and the communities they represent.
Requires such grants to be used only for financial assistance, known as Allen J. Ellender Fellowships, to economically disadvantaged students and their teachers who participate in such program.
Sets forth application requirements.
Requires in the awarding of fellowships to economically disadvantaged students, that special consideration be given to the participation of students with special educational needs, including handicapped students, students from recent immigrant families, ethnic minority students, gifted and talented students, and students of migrant parents.
Sets forth subpart 2 provisions for new Ellender programs for older Americans and recent immigrants.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to the Close Up Foundation for its programs of increasing understanding of the Federal Government among economically disadvantaged older Americans and recent immigrants.
Requires such grants to be used only for financial assistance to be known as Allen J. Ellender Fellowships, to economically disadvantaged older Americans and recent immigrants who participate in such program.
Sets forth application requirements.
Sets forth subpart 3 general provisions for the Ellender programs.
Authorizes appropriations for subparts 1 and 2 for FY 1989 through 1993.
Requires full funding for the subpart 1 program before the subpart 2 program may be funded.
Sets forth ESEA title IV part D provisions for Immigrant Education (switches to ESEA the provisions of title VI of the Education Amendments of 1984, known as the Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984).
Amends the Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984 to authorize appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for payments of State entitlements and State administrative costs under such Act. Provides for ratable reductions in allocating such payments to SEAs whenever appropriations are not sufficient.
Sets forth provisions for:
(1) State administrative cost payments;
(2) withholding of payments;
(3) State entitlements and formulas for determining such entitlements based on numbers of immigrant children in certain LEAs of a State;
(4) uses of funds for supplementary educational services costs;
(6) payments to SEAs; and
(7) services to children enrolled in nonpublic schools.
Requires each SEA receiving emergency immigrant education funds to report biennially to the Secretary on expenditure of such funds by LEAS. Requires each LEA receiving such funds to submit information for such report to the SEA. Directs the Secretary to report biannually to the appropriate congressional committees on emergency immigrant education programs.
Sets forth ESEA title IV part E provisions for territorial assistance (switches such provisions from the Educational Amendments of 1978 and repeals those provisions later in this Act). Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for:
(1) general assistance to improve public education in the Virgin Islands; and
(2) grants and contracts to qualified organizations to provide training to teachers in schools in Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Sets forth ESEA title IV part F provisions for the Secretary's fund for innovation in education.
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out, directly or through grants and contracts programs and projects which show promise of identifying and disseminating innovative educational approaches.
Sets forth provisions for innovation funding of optional tests for academic excellence.
Authorizes the Secretary to approve or develop comprehensive tests of academic excellence to identify outstanding students in the eleventh grade of public and private secondary schools.
Provides for such tests to be given on a voluntary basis.
Provides for awarding of certificates to students who have scored on a sufficiently high level.
Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress on the estimated costs of such tests.
Sets forth provisions for innovation funding of technology education.
Authorizes development of:
(1) materials for educational television and radio programming for use in elementary and secondary education; and
(2) programs using telecommunications and video resources for student instruction and teacher training.
Sets forth authorized uses of discretionary funds for technology education.
Sets forth provisions for innovation funding of programs for computer-based instruction.
Authorizes innovation grants and contracts for strengthening and expanding computer education resources available in public and private elementary and secondary schools.
Authorizes use of such funds for acquisition and leasing of computer hardware and related services, acquisition of computer software and complementary instruction material, and teacher training.
Sets forth planning requirements.
Limits to 25 percent the portion of any such grant which may be used for computer hardware acquisition.
Sets forth provisions for innovation funding of programs for the improvement of comprehensive school health education.
Sets forth the general authority for and authorized uses of such funding.
Authorizes the Secretary to establish within the Office of the Secretary an Office of Comprehensive School Health Education with specified responsibilities relating to such programs.
Sets forth provisions for alternative curriculum schools.
Provides for assistance to LEAs, LEA consortia, and intermediate educational units with significant percentages of minority students to establish alternative curriculum school programs with at least 50 percent minority composition to strengthen students' academic knowledge and contribute to school desegregation.
Requires applicants for such aid to submit evidence of specified collaborative arrangements.
Sets forth authorized uses of such funds (similar to the authorized uses for magnet schools assistance.) Sets forth application requirements.
Requires that any unused funds under these provisions be used for magnet schools assistance grants under title III of ESEA. Prohibits use of the award of alternative curriculum school funds as evidence relating to the issue of school desegregation.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for the Secretary's fund for innovation in education.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for alternative curriculum schools assistance, but provides that no such appropriation for any fiscal year may be made unless the appropriations for the magnet schools assistance program in title III of ESEA equal or exceed a specified amount for that fiscal year.
Sets forth ESEA title V provisions for Drug Education, to be cited as the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 (switches such Act to title V of ESEA and later in this Act repeals such provisions as they appear in subtitle B of title IV of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986).
Sets forth ESEA title V part A provisions for financial assistance for drug abuse education and prevention programs.
Amends the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 to maintain the level of the authorization of appropriations for FY 1989 and to authorize appropriations in such sums as may be necessary for FY 1990 through 1993 to carry out such Act. Sets forth part B provisions for State and local drug abuse education and prevention programs.
Changes the basis of SEA fund distribution for such programs to LEAs, intermediate educational agencies, and consortia.
Makes the new basis relative enrollments in public and private nonproit schools within the areas served by such agencies.
(Currently the basis is relative numbers of children in the school-age population within such areas.) Adds to local grant application requirements descriptions of the current drug and alcohol problem in the applicant's schools and the applicant's drug and alcohol policy.
Requires each local applicant to submit to the SEA a progress report on the first two fiscal years of implementation of its plan.
Directs SEAs to provide technical assistance to local applicants not making reasonable progress.
Requires each State to submit a biennial report to the Secretary on State and local programs conducted under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986.
Sets forth part C provisions for national programs for drug education and prevention.
Directs the Secretary, in conjunction with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to:
(1) conduct, directly or by contract, a study of the relationship between drug and alcohol abuse and youth suicide; and
(2) report study findings to the President and appropriate congressional committees within one year after enactment of this Act. Authorizes the Secretary to conduct periodic evaluations of programs authorized under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986.
Specifies that assistance to programs for Indian youth relates to children on reservations serviced by schools "funded" (current law specifies "operated") by the Department of the Interior. Adds grants and cooperative agreement to the means by which the Secretary is to assist programs for Hawaiian natives and regional centers.
Sets forth part D general provisions.
Revises certain definitions under the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act oF 1986.
Repeals provisions relating to the National Trust for Drug-Free Youth. Sets forth part E miscellaneous provisions.
Directs the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs to develop and implement pilot programs in selected schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (subject to local or contract school board approval) to determine the effectiveness of summer youth programs in furthering the purposes of the Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Act of 1986.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1989 to cover operation and support costs of such pilot programs.
Allows funding of a program on alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment with Federal financial assistance to public or private schools because of the enrollment of Indian children pursuant to specified Federal law.
Sets forth ESEA title VI provisions for programs and projects designed to address school dropout problems and to strengthen basic skills instruction.
Sets forth part A provisions for assistance to address school dropout problems.
School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Act of 1988 - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 for grants to LEAs for demonstration programs of dropout prevention, reentry, information, and identification of at-risk students.
Allots specified percentages of such funds to various categories of LEAs and educational partnerships.
Limits the Federal share of project cost to no more than 90 percent in the first fiscal year and 75 percent in the second.
Limits the amount from other Federal sources which maybe used on such projects.
Sets forth grant application requirements, including plans for dropout information collection and reporting systems.
Sets forth authorized activities for which such grants may be used.
(1) at least 30 percent of grant funds be used for dropout prevention activities;
(2) at least 30 percent of grant funds be used for dropout reentry persuasion and assistance activities; and
(3) not more than five percent of any grant be used for administrative costs.
Sets forth part B provisions for assistance to provide basic skills improvement.
Secondary Schools Basic Skills Demonstration Assistance Act of 1988 - Provides for assistance to LEAs with high concentrations of low-income children to improve the achievement of educationally deprived children enrolled in secondary schools.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 for such assistance.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to LEAs from such funds.
Allows each LEA to carry out authorized activities in cooperation with community-based organizations.
Makes secondary students who meet ESEA title I chapter I part A requirements (except that of attendance in the designated school attendance area) eligible to participate in such basic skills programs.
Sets forth authorized activities which may use basic skills program funds.
Limits to 25 percent of the grant the amount which may be used for specified noninstructional services.
Sets forth application requirements.
Limits to five percent the portion of such a grant which may be used for administrative costs.
Sets forth part C general provisions.
Directs the Secretary, within 60 days after the enactment of this Act, to establish a standard definition of a school dropout.
(Makes that definition applicable to such requirement if the Secretary has defined that term for FY 1988.) Requires timely award of parts A and B grants.
Requires that parts A and B grants be used to supplement other funds.
Requires such grant recipients to cooperate with the coordination and dissemination efforts of the National Diffusion Network and SEAs. Sets forth provisions for auditing and withholding payments.
Defines basic skills to include reading, writing, mathematics, and computational proficiency as well as comprehension and reasoning.
Sets forth ESEA title VII provisions for Bilingual Education (which may be cited as the Bilingual Education Act). Revises and reauthorizes the Bilingual Education Act (BEA). Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out the BEA. Authorizes additional appropriations for such period for BEA part B grants for State programs of data collection and dissemination of information on State populations of limited English proficient (LEP) persons and educational services for such persons.
Limits the amount which may be appropriated for FY 1989 for BEA programs (including grants for State data collection and dissemination).
Requires that at least 60 percent of BEA appropriations be reserved for programs under part A (Financial Assistance for Bilingual Education Programs). Raises to 25 percent the maximum limit on the portion of funds for part A which the Secretary may reserve for special alternative instruction programs and related activities.
Provides that such reservation of funds for special alternative instructional programs shall not result in changing the terms, conditions, and negotiated levels of any grant awarded in FY 1987.
Requires that at least 75 percent of part A funds be reserved for transitional bilingual education programs.
Provides that the authorized uses of the funds reserved for special alternative instructional programs and for transitional bilingual educational programs may include use for other specified related programs.
Reserves at least 25 percent of BEA appropriations for training activities.
Allows family English literacy programs to include instruction designed to enable aliens otherwise eligible for temporary resident status under the Immigration and Nationality Act to achieve minimal understanding of ordinary English and a knowledge of U.S. history and government as required under such Act. Requires that programs of excellence be usable as models for effective schools for LEP students to facilitate the dissemination of effective LEP teaching practices.
Expands the prohibition against redefinition through regulation to cover all the definitions under the BEA. Requires that every effort be made to inform parents in a language and form they understand of the instructional goals of bilingual education programs and their children's progress.
Sets forth BEA part A provisions for financial assistance for bilingual education programs.
Requires that grants under such part be used for programs of:
(1) transitional bilingual education;
(2) developmental bilingual education;
(3) special alternative instruction for students of limited English proficiency;
(4) academic excellence;
(5) family English literacy; and
(6) preparatory or supplementary bilingual preschool, special, and gifted and talented education.
Repeals a provision for the authorized use of such grants for instructional materials development in languages for which such materials are commercially unavailable.
Allows such programs to use available funds to provide technology-based instruction.
Sets forth grant application requirements.
Permits separate or joint submission of grant applications for academic excellence, family English literacy, and bilingual preschool, special education, and gifted and talented programs.
Extends eligibility for academic excellence program grants to entities eligible for grants for family English literacy, bilingual preschool, special education, and gifted and talented programs.
Extends to the first 12 months (currently the first six months) of a grant the period during which the applicant may (currently must) engage exclusively in preservice activities, for transitional, developmental, or special alternative instructional programs.
Adds as an alternative condition for priority consideration of a special alternative instructional program grant application that the application is made on behalf of an LEA:
(1) which has a small number of LEP students in its schools; and
(2) which is unable to obtain a native language teacher because of its isolation or regional location.
(Removes as such an alternative condition the applicant's current or past efforts to establish a bilingual education program.) Changes to a fixed three-year period (currently one to three years) the duration of grants for bilingual preschool, special education, and gifted and talented programs.
Limits to three years the time during which a student may be enrolled in a transitional or a special alternative instructional program, except where the student's need for the program is evaluated and documented and mastery of English is emphasized during the extended period.
Prohibits any student from being in such programs for more than five years.
Allows instruction in BEA regular and supplementary programs to be intensified by:
(1) expanding the educational calendar to include before-and-after school and summer programs;
(2) lowering teacher per pupil ratios, including use of professional and volunteer aides; and
(3) applying technology to the course of instruction.
Adds to grant application requirements an assurance of applicant support for additional advisory council activities, upon council request.
Adds to conditions for program application approval that:
(1) student evaluation and assessment procedures are appropriate for LEP student and that handicapped LEP student are served in accordance with the Education of the Handicapped Act; and
(2) training for program personnel will assist them to meet State and local certification requirements.
Prohibits admission to or exclusion from any federally assisted education programs merely on the basis of the students' surnames.
Sets forth BEA part B provisions for data collection, evaluation, and research.
Raises to $75,000 (currently $50,000) the minimum annual amount which the Secretary must pay any SEA for conduct of the State program of data collection on LEP persons and dissemination of information on LEP educational services.
Requires the bilingual education clearinghouse operated under research provisions to coordinate its activities with the National Diffusion Network. Adds to authorized research activities studies to determine:
(1) techniques for providing bilingual education to handicapped students;
(2) methods for identifying gifted and talented students who have language proficiencies other than English; and
(3) the effect of the BEA on the capacity of LEAs to operate bilingual programs following the termination of BEA assistance.
Provides that nothing in the BEA shall be construed as authorizing the Secretary to conduct or support studies or analyses of the content of educational textbooks.
Directs the National Center for Educational Statistics, in carrying out its education statistics responsibilities under the BEA, to also utilize data collected on LEP persons by other Federal agencies.
Sets forth BEA part C provisions for training and technical assistance.
Requires preservice or inservice training programs under the BEA to assist educational personnel in meeting State and local certification requirements.
Urges such program, whenever possible, to award college or university credit.
Maintains provisions for multifunctional resource centers.
Requires that, in each of FY 1989 through 1993, there be awarded at least 500 fellowships leading to a master's or doctorate degree for advanced study of bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for LEP students.
Repeals provision for a study of the fellowship program and dissemination of research by fellowship recipients.
Maintains fellowship work-or-repayment requirements.
Maintains part C priority and stipend provisions.
Sets forth BEA part D provisions for administration.
Maintains provisions for the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs and its Director (the Director), including staffing requirements.
(Removes provisions for a report by the Secretary, but requires a report on bilingual education under title VI of this Act.) Requires the Director to report annually to the Congress and the President on specified BEA matters.
Directs the Secretary, for the purpose of reading and scoring applications for competitive grants under BEA parts A and C, to use persons who are not otherwise employed by the Federal Government and are experienced and involved in educational programs similar to those assisted by such grants.
Directs the Secretary to solicit nominations for application readers from State directors of bilingual education.
Permits the use of funds appropriated for parts A and C to pay for such application reading and scoring services.
Prohibits the Secretary from imposing restrictions on the availability or use of BEA funds, other than those set out in the BEA or other applicable Federal statutes and regulations.
Repeals provisions for the National Advisory and Coordinating Council on Bilingual Education (the Council), which current law schedules for termination on October 1, 1988.
Repeals (while revising and subsuming under ESEA):
(1) the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (ECIA);
(2) a specified joint resolution establishing the Ellender program;
(3) the Emergency Immigrant Education Act of 1984, also know as title VI of the Education Amendments of 1984;
(4) specified provisions for territorial assistance under the Education Amendments of 1978; and
(5) the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986, also known as subtitle B of title IV of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986.
Makes certain application approval priority rules added by this Act applicable to funds appropriated for FY 1988 for the school dropout demonstration program under title VI of ESEA.