S. 373 (100th): Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Act of 1987

Introduced:
Jan 21, 1987 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Claiborne Pell
Senator from Rhode Island
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
H.R. 5 (Related)
Augustus F. Hawkins-Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary School Improvement Amendments of 1988

Signed by the President
Apr 28, 1988

 
Status

This bill was introduced on October 14, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 21, 1987
Referred to Committee Jan 21, 1987
Reported by Committee Oct 14, 1987
 
Full Title

A bill to reauthorize the program of finance assistance to meet special educational needs of disadvantaged children, and to reauthorize chapter 2 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981, through fiscal year 1993.

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25 cosponsors (14R, 11D) (show)
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Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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12/1/1987--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.
(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 5 passed in lieu) Robert T. Stafford Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement Act of 1987 -
Title I - Basic Programs
Chapter 1: Financial Assistance to Meet Special Educational Needs of Children -
Part A - Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies
Subpart 1: Allocations - Provides for basic grants under Chapter 1.
Reserves one percent of Chapter 1 funds for grants to U.S. territories and to the Secretary of the Interior for schools for Indian children run by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Sets forth formulas for grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and to Puerto Rico. Sets forth special allocation procedures.
Requires at least ten children in the school district or county for a LEA to qualify for a basic grant.
Bases the number of children to be counted for purposes of such basic grants on the number of children aged five to 17, inclusive, in the school district of the LEA who are either:
(1) from families below the poverty level; or
(2) living in non-Federal institutions for neglected or delinquent children or being supported in foster homes with public funds.
Includes within such count for FY 1989 through 1991 the number of children from families above the poverty level which receive aid to families with dependent children (AFDC). Sets forth requirements relating to determination of such numbers.
Provides for the basic grant program for Indian children.
Directs the Secretary of Interior to use specified funds for payments to LEAs for out-of-State Indian children.
Provides that the first $85 earned in any month for service rendered to a Chapter 1 program shall be disregarded for purposes of the aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) program benefits.
Requires the Secretary of Education (the Secretary) to make Chapter 1 grant entitlement payments to States during FY 1989 through 1993.
Provides for additional ("special" or "concentration") grants under the basic grant program to LEAs in counties with especially high concentrations of children from low-income families.
Bases eligibility for such an additional grant on the number of children counted for Chapter 1 purposes exceeding 5,000 or 20 percent of the total number of children.
Sets forth formulas for determining the amount of such a grant.
Provides for two different methods of allocation of such additional grants, one through counties and one through States. Reserves specified amounts for such additional grants.
Subpart 2: Basic Program Requirements - Allows LEAs to use Chapter 1 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 Chapter 1 funds may be used.
Sets forth Chapter 1 basic grant application requirements.
Allows LEAs to use Chapter 1 grants in school attendance areas having high concentrations of children from low-income families (eligible school areas).
Requires a 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 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 Chapter 1 funding of schoolwide projects at schools where at least 75 percent of the children residing in the school attendence 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 Requires that Federal funds supplement, not supplant, regular non-Federal funds and non-Federal funds for certain special State and local programs.
Sets forth comparability of services requirements, permitting exclusion of State and local special expenditures for educationally deprived children in determining compliance with such requirements.
Prohibits States from considering Chapter 1 payments in determining a LEA's eligibility for or amount of State aid.
Requires local and State evaluations of Chapter 1 programs.
Sets forth requirements for applications by SEAs under Chapter 1.
Sets forth program improvement requirements under Chapter 1.
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 requirements for educational improvement plans and activities.
Requires SEAs, under certain conditions, to submit such plans to the Secretary and to provide program improvement assistance to LEAs.
Part B - Programs for Secondary School Basic Skills Improvement and for School Dropout Prevention
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 allocation of program funds to States for allocation to LEAs. Sets forth:
(1) authorized uses of program funds for secondary school basic skills and dropout prevention and reentry programs;
(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
(5) requirements for evaluations and program improvement.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Part C - Programs Operated by State Agencies
Subpart 1: Programs for Migratory Children - Entitles and 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 or 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.
Subpart 2: Program 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 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.
Subpart 3: 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 requirements.
Allows reservation of a portion of program funds for transition services.
Subpart 4: General Provisions for State Operated Program - 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.
Part D - Payments
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. Limits the amount of the Chapter 1 grant to Puerto Rico.
Part E - General Provisions
Subpart 1: Federal Administration - Authorizes the Secretary to issue regulations for Chapter 1 programs.
Requires negotiated rulemaking.
Prohibits requiring Chapter 1 programs to follow any one instructional 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 appropriate 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; and
(5) Federal review of State and local administration.
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.
Directs the Secretary to revise regulations for State complaint procedures under such Act to assure that parents are aware of the availability of such procedures.
Subpart 2: State Administration - Sets forth provisions for State regulations relating to Chapter 1 programs.
Requires a State committee of practictioners 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.
Subpart 3: Studies - Requires a national study on the effect of Chapter 1 programs on participating children.
Directs the Secretary to contract with a qualified organization 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 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, respectively.
Directs the Secretary to study fund allocation methods for elementary and secondary education assistance programs administered by the Department of Education. Directs the study to consider whether States and LEAs should receive higher grants if they make greater tax and fiscal efforts in support of education.
Allows the study to consider other allocation issues, such as the reliability and currency of poverty data used for Chapter 1 purposes.
Requires an interim report on the study on June 30, 1990, and a final report on June 30, 1991.
Directs the Comptroller General to study the State Operated Program for Handicapped Children under Chapter 1 and to report on such study to specified congressional committees by June 30, 1989.
Sets forth study components.
Directs the Comptroller General to study:
(1) the advisability of using a State-determined count of children who are from families with incomes above the poverty level and who receive payments under the aid to families with dependent children program (AFDC) as a factor in the basic grant formula under the Chapter 1 program; and
(2) the effect of such factor on the nationwide distribution of Chapter 1 funds.
Requires a report on such study to be submitted to specified congressional committees by June 1, 1989.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993.
Subpart 4: Definitions - Sets forth definitions for purposes of this Act. Subpart 5: Miscellaneous Provisions - Repeals Chapter 1 (Financial Assistance to Meet Special Educational Needs of Disadvantaged Children) of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (ECIA) and title I (Financial Assistance to Meet Special Educational Needs of Children) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Chapter 2: Programs for Elementary and Secondary Education Improvement - Provides a single authorization of grants to States for the educational needs and priorities of SEAs and LEAs in the critical areas of:
(1) programs to meet the special educational needs of at risk and high costs students (including programs for potential dropouts, economically and educationally disadvantaged students, students with limited English proficiency, students with handicaps);
(2) basic skills instruction for economically and educationally disadvantaged secondary school students, and literacy instruction;
(3) instructional programs for gifted and talented students;
(4) library material and resources acquisition;
(5) programs for school reforms, innovations, and improvement, and training and professional development programs for educational personnel; and
(6) programs in personal excellence and student achievement.
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 to carry out Chapter 2.
Directs the Secretary to make payments to SEAs during such period.
Part A - State and Local Programs
Directs the Secretary to reserve from Chapter 2 appropriations up to:
(1) one percent for U.S. territories; and
(2) six percent for part C 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 State application requirements.
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 local application requirements.
Grants LEAs discretion in determining how Chapter 2 funds shall be divided among the targeted assistance under part B in accordance with their applications.
Part B - Targeted Assistance for Educational Improvement
Requires SEAs and LEAs to use Chapter 2 funds only for described targeted assistance programs.
Lists targeted assistance programs as programs for:
(1) meeting special educational needs of at-risk or high-costs students;
(2) improviding basic skills instruction for economically and educationally disadvantaged secondary school students, or reducing the number of illiterate students and adults;
(3) identification of gifted and talented students, particularly those who may not be identified through traditional assessment methods;
(4) dropout prevention, particularly early intervention and reentry programs;
(5) parental involvement in education of economically disadvantaged children, and parental literacy through integration of early childhood and adult education programs;
(6) early childhood education, especially for children from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, including children with handicaps;
(7) enrichment of secondary school curricula;
(8) acquisition and use of school library books, textbooks, other printed materials and resources, and video technology educational materials;
(9) schoolwide reforms, innovations, and improvements, including training and professional development for educational personnel;
(10) student personal excellence and achievement; and
(11) implementation of educational reforms adopted by the State.
Part C - National Programs and Activities
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out programs and activities under this part 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 validated 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.
Bars use of Network activities funds for Program Significance Panels. 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 Program. 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 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.
Provides for the Secretary's discretionary fund.
Authorizes the Secretary, by grants and contracts, to carry out programs and projects which contribute to activities under targeted assistance programs.
Directs the Secretary to give priority consideration to technology education projects.
Specifies goals for such programs and projects.
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out such programs and projects directly or through grants to and contracts with specified entities.
Part D - General 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.
Repeals Chapter 2 (Consolidation of Federal Programs for Elementary and Secondary Education) and Chapter 3 (General Provisions) of the Educational Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 (ECIA).
Title II - Special Programs for Innovation in Education
Part A - Even Start
Even Start Act - Establishes the Even Start program to integrate early childhood education and adult education for parents.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to LEAs to carry out Even Start programs.
Requires that funds made available to LEAs under this part be used to pay the Federal share of the cost of providing family-centered education programs to help parents to become full partners in the education of their children and assist children to reach their full potential as learners.
Sets forth program elements.
Limits the Federal share to 90 percent of program costs in the first year, 80 percent in the second, 70 percent in the third, and 60 percent in the fourth and any subsequent year.
Allows the non-Federal share to be obtained from any available non-Federal source.
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 Chapter 1 programs under title I. Set forth LEA application requirements.
Requires the Secretary to 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 an review and summary of the results of such evaluations by October 1, 1992.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this Act.
Part B - Effective Schools
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to SEAs and LEAs for the conduct of effective schools programs.
Sets forth application requirements.
Sets forth authorized uses of funds under effective schools programs.
Defines effective schools programs as having the objective of:
(1) promoting school-level planning, instructional improvement, and staff development;
(2) increasing the academic achievement levels of all children, particularly educationally deprived children; and
(3) achieving specified ongoing conditions in the school.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Part C - Women's Educational Equity
Women's Educational Equity Act - Revises and reauthorizes certain provisions for women's educational equality, 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 the purpose of this part at all levels of education.
Sets forth authorized activities.
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.
Provides that men and boys are not prohibited from participating in programs under this part.
Provides for an additional program of challenge grants under this part.
Directs the Secretary to establish separate criteria and priorities for awards under specified provisions of this part.
Directs the Secretary to report by September 30, 1992, to the President and the Congress on programs and activities under this part.
Directs the Secretary, through the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, to evaluate and disseminate materials and programs developed under this part.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Repeals part C (Women's Educational Equity) of title IX of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA).
Part D - Gifted and Talented Children
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1987 - Directs the Secretary of Education to make grants and contracts for programs or projects designed to meet the educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth, including 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.
Provides for participation of private school children and teachers.
Directs the Secretary to establish or designate an administrative unit within the Department of Education to administer the programs authorized by this part, coordinate all programs for gifted and talented children and youth administered by the Department, and 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 this part.
Part E - Family-School Partnership
Family-School Partnership Act - Establishes a demonstration grant program to encourage LEAs to increase the involvement of families in the improvement of the educational achievement of their children.
Authorizes the Secretary to make demonstration grants to eligible LEA applicants for the development of innovative family-school educational partnership activities designed to:
(1) support family efforts to work with children in the home;
(2) train families, teachers, and other school personnel to work effectively as partners; and
(3) evaluate the family participation activities of the schools and ways in which to increase involvement in such activities.
Sets forth authorized uses for the grants.
Sets forth application requirements.
Establishes within the Department of Education an administrative unit for family-school partnerships in education.
Directs the Secretary, through such unit, to collect and disseminate information and to serve as a clearinghouse with respect to successful programs.
Authorizes FY 1989 through 1993 appropriations to carry out this part.
Part F - Allen J. Ellender Fellowship Program
Subpart 1: Program for Secondary School Students and Teachers - 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.
Subpart 2: Programs for Older Americans and Recent Immigrants - Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to the Close Up Foundation for its program 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.
Subpart 3: General Provisions - Sets forth administrative provisions, including rules for payments and audits.
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.
Repeals Federal law which previously authorized the subpart 1 program.
Part G - Territorial Assistance
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for general assistance to improve public education in the Virgin Islands. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to assist teacher training programs in Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Repeals specified provisions of the Education Amendments of 1978 which previously authorized the programs of this part.
Part H - Parental Choice Open Enrollment Demonstration Program in Public Schools
Authorizes the Secretary to make demonstration grants to LEAs to demonstrate the effectiveness of parental choice programs.
Requires LEAs participating in this grant program to permit elementary and secondary students to enroll, according to parental choice, in its public schools without regard to attendance zones.
Allows such grants to be used:
(1) for increasing attendance and achievement, accountability, and parental involvement and public interest;
(2) for distinctive schools with new and innovative approaches; and
(3) for providing a wider range of courses for disadvantaged children.
Sets forth application requirements.
Permits LEA consortia applications.
Sets limits on grant amount and duration.
Allows LEAs already operating a parental choice program to apply for a grant to expand such program.
Allows LEAs receiving magnet schools program assistance to apply for a grant under this part for additional activities.
Directs the Secretary to provide by October 1, 1992, for independent evaluation of programs under this part.
Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress by October 1, 1992, on the results of such evaluation.
Requires the evaluation to be made available for all possible dissemination.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Part I - Rural Educational Opportunities
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants or contracts to establish and operate ten regional rural assistance centers.
Requires each center to provide technical assistance, consultation, training, and other assistance to SEAs and LEAs in the region to improve the quality of education for certain educationally disadvantaged children who reside in rural areas or attend small schools.
Requires the Secretary to give priority to applications which describe assistance to school districts in LEAs in rural areas:
(1) with the highest concentrations of children from low-income families;
(2) with a significant number or percentage of schools serving such children; and
(3) with a significant number of schools in which evaluations indicate no improvement or a decline in aggregate achievement by children participating in such Chapter 1 programs.
Requires each center to:
(1) coordinate its activities with technical assistance and SEA and LEA programs under Chapter 1;
(2) assist in identifying successful programs and practices for diffusion through the National Diffusion Network; and
(3) be accessible through electronic means.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Part J - Secretary's Fund for Innovation in Education
Authorizes the Secretary to carry out, directly or by grants, contracts, or other arrangements, programs and projects to strengthen elementary and secondary education by:
(1) demonstrating an innovative approach to strengthening subject matter instruction; or
(2) showing promise of strengthening such education in a manner that can be replicated in other States. Authorizes innovation grants or contracts for the development of materials for educational television and radio programming for use in elementary and secondary education.
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 teacher training.
Sets forth planning requirements.
Sets forth special rules for teacher training programs.
Authorizes innovation grants and contracts to SEAs and LEAs to establish or strengthen comprehensive school health education programs.
Directs the Secretary to carry out this program through an office of comprehensive school health education within the Department of Education. Authorizes use of such funds for specified purposes.
Authorizes innovation grants and contracts to SEAs and LEAs for telecommunication and video instruction and training programs for public and private elementary and secondary school students and teachers.
Authorizes innovation grants and contracts for youth suicide prevention programs.
Sets forth administration, evaluation, and application requirements and grant limitations.
Establishes a Pride in Schools program.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to SEAs and LEAs for demonstration grant programs which involve students in the care and maintenance of schools.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Title III - Magnet Schools Assistance
Part A - Magnet Schools to Overcome Racial Isolation
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
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 assistance under this part 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 vocational 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 to any LEA because of assistance available under this part.
Part B - Magnet Schools for Educational Improvement
Provides for assistance to LEAs, LEA consortia, and intermediate educational agencies which have significant percentages of minority students:
(1) to establish magnet school programs, without regard to the presence of desegregation plans, which are designed to promote open enrollment through parental choice; and
(2) to strengthen academic courses.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Prohibits any appropriation for this part unless the appropriation for part A exceeds a specified amount.
Makes any LEA, LEA consortium, or intermediate educational agency eligible for grants under this part if such agency submits an application evidencing collaborative arrangements between it and a higher education institution, community-based organization, another LEA, the SEA, or any combination of such entities.
Sets forth authorized uses of such funds similar to those under part A. Sets forth application requirements.
Sets forth special considerations for application approval.
Part C - General Provisions
Directs the Secretary to make grant payments to LEAs with approved applications. Limits the amount of any such grant. Sets forth withholding provisions. Repeals title VII (Magnet Schools Assistance) of the Education for Economic Security Act.
Title IV - Impact Aid Program
Impact Aid Reauthorization Act of 1987 -
Part A - Public Law 874
Revises and reauthorizes Federal law relating to impact aid payments to LEAs affected by Federal activity.
Directs the Secretary of Education to disapprove or approve an application within 90 days of its being filed.
Extends the authorization of specified provisions of the impact aid program through FY 1993.
Authorizes appropriations for such program from FY 1989 through 1993.
Revises provisions relating to the Secretary's determination of property value for purposes of determining the amount of the payment to an LEA for lost revenue in cases of Federal acquisition of real property.
Sets an impact aid entitlement level at 100 percent of the local contribution rate for section 3(a) children (students whose parents live and work on Federal property or are from Indian lands).
Sets an impact aid entitlement level at 25 percent of the local contribution rate for section 3(b) children (students whose parents live or work on Federal property).
Sets forth special rules relating to provisions for heavily impacted districts (i.e.
section 3(d)(2)(B) districts which have over 50 percent federally connected children and which, despite reasonable tax efforts, are unable to maintain a level of education equivalent to comparable school districts within the State). Sets forth provisions relating to determining comparable districts and how funding should be determined where no comparable districts exist.
Defines reasonable tax effort as one which is at least 80 percent of the State average or of that of three or more comparable districts.
Provides that the special supplement must be sufficient to bring the district up to at least the State average level of education or that of three or more comparable districts.
Excludes from "available funds," for purposes of such supplemental determinations, the cash balance allowed by State law or, when such State law does not exist, 30 percent of the LEA's operating costs.
Requires (currently authorizes) the Secretary to make supplemental payments to districts with unusual geographic factors.
Prohibits such payments from exceeding the increase in current expenditures necessitated by such factors.
Sets the local contribution rate for coterminous agencies at 70 percent of the average per pupil expenditure for all States during the second preceding year.
Requires that impact aid payments be rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
Directs the Secretary to return to the Treasury any recovered funds within five fiscal years of the original appropriation.
Directs the Secretary to make preliminary payments to any LEA requesting them.
Sets such payments at 75 percent of the prior year's payment for section 3(a) students and 50 percent for section 3(b) students.
Sets forth a general rule on impact aid payments distribution.
Requires that:
(1) 100 percent of the entitlement be first allocated to section 2 (Federal acquisition of real property) districts and to districts serving handicapped children;
(2) 100 percent of their section 3(a) and 3(b) entitlements be then allocated to heavily impacted section 3(d)(2)(B) districts, including coterminous districts; and
(3) 80 percent of remaining funds be reserved for 3(a) entitlements and 20 percent for 3(b) entitlements.
Sets forth allocation of payments rules for section 3(a) and 3(b) districts under which payments are distributed in steps according to the percentage of such children in a district.
Sets forth certain rules relating to State aid.
Requires State equalization formulas to ensure that the LEA have sufficient funds to equal or exceed the greater of the average per pupil expenditure for the State or for comparable districts.
Prohibits specified impact aid increases in payments from being taken into consideration in State determinations of an LEA's financial resources or needs.
Sets forth hold-harmless rules for specified types of impact aid.
Allows LEAs receiving section 3 payments to also receive funds under section 6 provisions for children for whom a local agency is unable to provide education.
Raises the threshold amount of damage for eligibility for disaster assistance payments.
Makes such funds under one Federal law for impact aid also available under another such Federal law.
Sets certain restrictions on Federal regulations for the impact aid program.
Provides for certain impact aid payments to LEAs for fiscal years before 1989 on behalf of children who reside on or whose parents are employed on property that is housing assisted under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.
Sets forth a special assessment rule for Federal acquisition of real property under which districts where such assesssment was made incorrectly shall be deemed in compliance.
Part B - Public Law 815
Revises and reauthorizes Federal law relating to impact aid for construction of schools affected by Federal activity.
Extends the authorization of specified provisions through FY 1993.
Authorizes appropriations for such impact aid payments from FY 1989 through 1993.
Directs the Secretary to disapprove or approve an application within 90 days of its being filed.
Authorizes the Secretary to use certain impact aid funds to maintain and repair federally-owned school facilities.
Removes provisions authorizing the Secretary to designate schools as eligible for construction assistance due to disaster.
(Retains provisions authorizing the Director of the Office of Emergency Planning and the President to make such determinations.) Raises the threshold amount of damage for eligibility for disaster assistance payments.
Directs the Comptroller General to study the need for impact aid for school construction as authorized by Public Law 815.
Requires a report on such study within one year after enactment of this Act.
Title V - Adult and Vocational Education
Part A - Adult Education
Adult Education Reauthorization Act of 1987 - Amends the Adult Education Act (AEA) to revise the definition of adult for purposes of the allotment formula.
Redefines adult education to provide that AEA services may be provided only to adults who are not enrolled in a secondary school.
Revises provisions for AEA programs for persons with limited English proficiency.
Allows such programs to be conducted in the native language, if necessary, or exclusively in English. Reduces the Federal share of AEA program costs from 90 to 75 percent.
Changes the maintenance-of-effort requirement from 100 to 90 percent of the amount spent in the previous year.
Limits the amount which may be used for State administrative costs.
Changes the set-aside for education of institutionalized persons to not less than ten percent of the AEA payment to a State. Specifies that such set-aside is for education for other institutionalized individuals as well as for corrections education.
Sets forth provisions describing programs for corrections education and other institutionalized persons.
Establishes a grant program for business, industry, labor, and education partnerships for workplace literacy.
Authorizes the Secretary to make demonstration grants to exemplary education partnerships for workplace literacy to cover 70 percent of the cost of adult education programs which teach literacy skills needed in the workplace through partnerships between specified entities.
Authorizes grants to States for similar programs of workplace literacy partnerships when the funding for such grants program exceeds a specified level.
Authorizes appropriations for such grants program for FY 1989 through 1993, provided funding under the AEA reaches a certain level.
Adds definitions of community-based organization and private industry council.
Establishes an English literacy grants program.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to States for English literacy programs for individuals with limited English proficiency, including support services.
Requires that 50 percent of such funds be used for programs operated by community-based organizations.
Sets forth reporting requirements.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) carry out a demonstration program to develop innovative approaches and methods for such English literacy education; and
(2) designate the Clearinghouse for Languages and Linguistics of the Office of Education Research and Improvement as a national clearinghouse on such education.
Sets forth program evaluation and audit requirements.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1993 for such English literacy education programs.
Limits the portion of such funds which may be used for the demonstration program.
Authorizes appropriations for AEA programs for FY 1989 through 1993.
Amends the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (P.L. 100-77) to require estimates of the number of homeless adults in a State's LEAs to be included in applications for grants for programs of literacy training and basic skills remediation for homeless adults.
Repeals AEA provisions relating to the National Advisory Council on Adult Education.
Part B - Vocational Education
Amends the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to provide that specified funds reserved under State basic grants for single parents and homemakers shall also be available for single pregnant women.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) cease further action regarding the grant procurement process for a National Center for Research in Vocational Education until the Comptroller General has completed a review of such process; and
(2) maintain the status quo of the current National Center until the Comptroller General's review is reviewed by specified congressional committees.
Title VI - Education for Economic Security
Part A - Reauthorization of Education for Economic Security Act
Education for Economic Security Reauthorization Act - Amends title II (Education for Economic Security) of the Education for Economic Security Act (EESA) to extend the authorization of appropriations for such title through 1993.
Allots 95 percent of such funds among the States on the basis of school-age population.
Reserves four percent for the Secretary's discretionary programs.
Reserves one percent for Indian students in BIA schools and for U.S. territories.
Requires:
(1) that 75 percent of the State allotment be used for elementary and secondary education programs (with 90 percent of such funds to go to LEAs; and
(2) that 25 percent be used for higher education programs (with 95 percent of such funds to go to higher education institutions).
Amends the purposes of title II of EESA to delete reference to the improving of foreign language instruction.
Amends title III (National Science Foundation Program for Partnerships in Education for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering) of EESA to extend the authorization of appropriations for such title through FY 1993.
Amends title IV of EESA to add a separate program of awards for teaching excellence in elementary and secondary school foreign language instruction.
(Changes the title IV heading to Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics and Science and in Foreign Languages.) Raises the annual amount of awards for mathematics and science teachers for 100 to 104.
Provides for 104 awards annually for foreign language teachers.
Authorizes appropriations for foreign language awards.
Star Schools Program Assistance Act - Amends the Education for Economic Security Act to add a new title IX - Star Schools Program to improve instruction in mathematics, science, and foreign languages, as well as other subjects such as vocational education.
Authorizes the Secretary to make demonstration grants under such program to eligible telecommunications partnerships to develop, construct, and acquire telecommunications facilities and equipment and programming, and for technical assistance.
Authorizes appropriations for such grants program for FY 1989 through 1992.
Limits the amount which may be awarded to any one partnership for a first or a second-year grant.
Requires that at least 25 percent of such funds be used for instructional programming and at least 50 percent for facilities, equipment, teacher training or retraining, technical assistance, or programming for LEAs eligible for Federal compensatory education assistance.
Sets forth entities which such partnerships may include.
Requires such partnerships to be organized on a statewide or multistate basis.
Sets forth grant application requirements and approval priorities.
Requires telecommunications partnerships to report to the Secretary listings and descriptions of courses and materials to be offered by educational institutions and teacher training centers and to be transmitted over satellite.
Directs the Secretary to compile such listings and distribute the list to all SEAs. Authorizes the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), upon request, to evaluate the use of telecommunications systems supported by such grants.
Requires the OTA to report to the Congress on such evaluation.
Authorizes OTA, upon request, to study and evaluate the costs of a satellite for educational purposes.
Directs OTA to report to the Congress if it finds that the costs of such a satellite could be repaid within ten years by potential users.
Repeals title VI (Excellence in Education Program) of EESA.
Part B - Foreign Language Assistance
Foreign Language Assistance Act of 1987 - Directs the Secretary to make grants to SEAs for model programs, designed and operated by LEAs, for commencing or improving and expanding foreign language study for students.
Sets forth grant application requirements for SEAs. Sets the Federal share at 50 percent, but waives this where an LEA does not have adequate resources to pay the non-Federal share.
Provides for participation in such program by children in private schools.
Reserves one percent of program funds for U.S. territories.
Allots the remainder among States on the basis of school-age population.
Authorizes appropriations for the foreign language assistance program for FY 1989 through 1993.
Title VII - Bilingual Education Programs
Bilingual Education Act - Revises and reauthorizes the Bilingual Education Act as title VII of this Act. Declares that, regardless of the method of instruction, programs which serve students with limited English proficiency have the equally important goals of developing academic achievement and English proficiency.
Requires such programs to be designed to enable students to achieve full competence in English. Allows such programs to additionally provide for development of student competence in a second language.
Authorizes appropriations for this title for FY 1989 through 1993.
Authorizes additional appropriations for such period for part B grants to States for data collection, evaluation, and research.
Reserves at least 60 percent of funds for this title for part A financial assistance to bilingual education programs.
Reserves at least 25 percent of funds for this title for part C training activities.
Requires that at least 75 percent of part A funds be reserved for transitional bilingual education programs which involve instruction in the native language and in English. (Specified other types of programs may be included in this funding.) Allows up to 25 percent of part A funds to be reserved for special alternative instructional programs which involve instruction in English only.
(Specified other types of programs may be included in this funding.) Provides that such reservation shall not result in changing the conditions of any FY 1987 grant.
Expresses the sense of the Senate that a State which requires written parental authorization to enroll a child in bilingual programs should provide an opportunity for the parent to express either approval or disapproval of such enrollment.
Amends the Communication Act of 1934 to prohibit any obscene or indecent telephone communication for commercial purposes to any person in the District of Columbia or in interstate or foreign communication.
(Current law prohibits such communication to any person without his or her consent or to any person under 18 years of age.) Sets forth definitions relating to bilingual education programs.
Requires the Secretary, in prescribing regulations under this title, to consult with SEAs and LEAs, organization representing persons of limited English proficiency, and organizations representing teachers and other personnel involved in bilingual education.
Prohibits the Secretary from further defining certain defined terms.
Requires that parents of children participating in bilingual education programs be informed of the instructional goals and their children's progress, where practicable, in a language and form the parents understand.
Part A - Financial Assistance for Bilingual Education Programs
Requires that grants under this 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;
(6) preparatory or supplementary bilingual preschool, special, and gifted and talented education; and
(7) instructional materials development in languages for which such materials are commercially unavailable.
Sets forth grant application requirements.
Sets forth limits on the duration of certain grants.
Requires a period of preservice activities under certain grants.
Limits to three years the time during which a student may be enrolled in a transitional or a special alternative instructional program, except where Federal funds are available and the student's need for the program is documented.
Prohibits any student from being in such programs for more than five years.
Requires that a grant application be developed in consultation with an advisory council of which a majority shall be parents and other representatives of children to be served in such programs.
Sets forth application approval requirements.
Sets forth priority rules for grant applications for special alternative instruction programs, as well as for all other part A programs.
Prohibits assignment of students to bilingual programs merely on the basis of surnames if such students are proficient in English or more proficient in English than any other language.
Sets forth rules for programs for Puerto Rico. Requires provision for program participation for children enrolled in nonprofit private schools.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grant payments for bilingual education programs for Indian children on reservations served by elementary and secondary schools operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Directs the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for the BIA to report annually to the Congress, the President, and the Secretary on meeting the needs of Indian children for bilingual education.
Part B - Data Collection, Evaluation, and Research
Requires that funds available under this part be used for:
(1) collecting data on the number of limited English proficient persons and the educational services available to them;
(2) evaluating programs under this title;
(3) conducting research to improve the effectiveness of bilingual education programs; and
(4) collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on bilingual education.
Provides for grants to State programs.
Directs the Secretary, upon application from an SEA, to make provision for the submission and approval of a State program for collection, aggregation, analysis, and publication of data and information on the State's population of limited English proficient person and the educational services provided or available to them.
Sets forth State program reporting requirements.
Sets forth other authorized uses of State program funds.
Sets forth program-payment and maintenance-of-effort rules.
Directs the Secretary to issue, within six months of enactment of this Act, regulations setting forth a comprehensive design for evaluating programs assisted under part A. Requires the Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (the Director) to develop such regulations, which must provide for specified types of data collection.
Directs the Secretary to establish, through competitive grants to higher education institutions, at least two evaluation assistance centers to provide technical assistance under this part for SEAs and LEAs. Directs the Secretary, through competitive contracts, to provide financial assistance for research and development proposals.
Sets forth authorized bilingual education research activities.
Sets forth delegation and dissemination rules.
Directs the Assistant Secretary for Education Research and Improvement to consult with the Director on coordination of such research activities.
Directs the Center for Education Statistics to collect, and publish in its annual report, data on the population of limited English proficient persons, educational services available to them, and the availability of personnel to provide such services.
Part C - Training and Technical Assistance
Sets forth authorized uses of training and technical assistance funds under this part.
Sets forth grant or contract application requirements.
Sets forth certain preference factors for preservice training programs.
Directs the Secretary to establish, through competitive grants or contracts, at least 16 multifunctional resource centers for providing technical assistance and training for personnel in bilingual education programs or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students.
Makes each center also responsible for gathering and providing information to other centers on a particular area of bilingual education.
Authorizes the Secretary to award fellowships for advanced study of bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs in specified areas.
Requires at least 500 such fellowships to be awarded for FY 1989.
Directs the Secretary to study the impact of fellowship recipients on the field and to disseminate their research.
Requires recipients to either repay the assistance or work for a specified period in bilingual education programs.
Directs the Secretary to give priority for grants or contracts under this part to applicants with demonstrated competence and experience.
Provides for stipends for persons participating in training programs under this part.
Part D - Administration
Establishes an Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs in the Department of Education, to be headed by a Director. Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress by February 1, 1992, on the condition of bilingual education and on the administration and operation of this title and other programs for persons of limited English proficiency.
Sets forth required contents of such report.
Requires coordination of programs under this title with other programs administered by the Department of Education. Requires that the Office be staffed with sufficient personnel trained or experienced in bilingual education.
Title VIII - Demonstration Projects Designed to Address School Dropout Problems and to Strengthen Basic Skills Instruction
Part A - Assistance to Address School Dropout Problems
School Dropout Demonstration Assistance Act of 1987 - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 and 1989 to carry out this part.
Provides for grants to LEAs for demonstration programs of dropout prevention, reentry, and information.
Allots specified percentages of grant funds among various categories of LEAs based on total enrollment.
Allots five percent of grant funds to community-based organizations.
Allots 25 percent of funds in each category of LEA to educational partnerships.
Sets the Federal share of project costs at 90 percent for the first year and 70 percent for the second.
Sets forth application requirements, approval priorities and special considerations, and project review requirements.
Sets forth activities for which grants may be used.
Requires that grants be equitably distributed on a geographic basis within each category.
Requires that:
(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 ten percent of any grant be used for administrative costs.
Directs the Secretary to conduct a one-year study of the nature and extent of the student dropout problem through the Office of Education Research and Improvement. Sets forth study components.
Requires grant recipients to provide information for such study.
Part B - Assistance to Provide Basic Skills Improvement
Basic Skills Demonstration Assistance Act of 1987 - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 and 1989 for a program of grants to LEAs with high concentrations of low-income children to improve the achievement of educationally disadvantaged secondary school children.
Allows LEAs to carry out program activities in cooperation with community-based organizations.
Makes secondary students who meet the requirements of part A of chapter 1 of title I eligible to participate in programs and activities under this part.
Sets forth authorized program activities, including basic skills and remedial education, reduction of scheduling problems and other barriers to attendance, transition to work, guidance and counseling, and student tutor training.
Limits to 25 percent the portion of such grant that LEAs may use for noninstructional activities.
Sets forth application requirements.
Sets forth special considerations for application approval.
Limits to ten percent the portion of such a grant that may be used for administrative costs.
Part C - General Provisions
Requires the Secretary to establish a standard definition of a school dropout. Requires such grants to supplement other funds and to be awarded in a timely manner. Requires LEA grant recipients to cooperate with coordination and dissemination efforts of the National Diffusion Network and SEAs. Sets forth audit and payment withholding requirements.
Title IX - Educational Assessment and Achievement
Part A - National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Assessment of Educational Progress Improvement Act - Amends the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) to revise provisions relating to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Provides that the NAEP shall be carried out by grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements with a qualified organization or institution.
Requires that NAEP data be collected and reported on a national, regional, and State basis:
(1) at least every two years in the areas of reading and mathematics;
(2) at least every four years in the areas of writing and science;
(3) at least every six years in the areas of history, geography, and civics.
Replaces a reference to the basic skill of communication with a reference to the basic skills of writing, science, history, geography, and civics.
Replaces the Assessment Policy Committee with a National Assessment Governing Board authorized to design and supervise the conduct of the national assessment.
Provides that the Board shall be considered an advisory committee for the purpose of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Makes the Board independent of the Secretary of Education (the Secretary) and the other offices and officers of the Department of Education. Grants the Board final authority on the appropriateness of cognitive items.
Requires that participation in assessments made on a State basis be on a voluntary basis.
Directs the Secretary to enter into agreements with States which desire to carry out such assessments.
Requires such States to participate in the assessment and to pay the non-Federal share of participation from non-Federal sources or from funds paid to the State under specified provisions of GEPA. Makes the Federal share equal to the cost of conducting the assessment in the State minus the cost of administering the assessment at the school level for all schools in the State sample.
Permits the non-Federal share of such payments to be in cash or in kind.
Directs the Secretary, within six months after the enactment of this Act, to publish a report setting forth:
(1) plans for the collection of State representative data for the 1990 assessment; and
(2) plans for expanding the subjects test in the 1992 and later assessments to include reading, writing, science, history, geography, and civics.
Requires such report to be submitted to the Congress and made available to the public.
Extends through FY 1993 the authorization of appropriations to carry out provisions relating to the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (including the NAEP) and the Center for Education Statistics. Increases the minimum amount reserved for purposes of the NAEP.
Part B - Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching
Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching Act - Establishes a Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching. Authorizes the Fund to make grants and contracts to various educational entities to improve educational opportunities for and the performance of elementary and secondary school students and teachers through assistance for specified activities.
Gives priority to projects:
(1) for students or schools with below average academic performance; and
(2) for incentive systems for measurable progress toward specific goals for educational performance improvement.
Sets forth application requirements.
Requires SEA review of applications.
Sets forth considerations for Fund Board evaluation of applications.
Sets forth grant conditions and rules for distribution of grant funds.
Sets forth administrative provisions.
Establishes the Fund for the Improvement and Reform of Schools and Teaching Board (Fund Board). Requires the Secretary to appoint Board members and a Director of the Fund. Directs the Secretary to advise the Board annually of priorities for the improvement of education and their implications for the Fund. Requires the Board to report annually to the Secretary and the Congress a priorities pursued and projects funded.
Requires the Director to establish review and evaluation procedures for grants and contracts under this part.
Sets forth considerations for the Secretary in reviewing project proposals.
Sets forth personnel provisions.
Directs the Secretary to ensure that exemplary projects developed with assistance under this part are made available to higher education institutions and SEAs and LEAs. Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress on programs under this part by June 1, 1990.
Requires project administrators to report annually.
Provides for Fund coordination with the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 to carry out this part.
Reserves specified amounts for dissemination and reporting activities.
Part C - 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.
Directs the Secretary to reserve a specified minimum amount to carry out this part from specified funds under the General Education Provisions Act.
Title X - Education for Native Hawaiians
Directs the Secretary to make grants to the State of Hawaii and the Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate for specified activities to implement the Kamehameha Elementary Education Project (KEEP) model curriculum in appropriate public schools.
Directs the Secretary to ensure that such State has implemented the KEEP curriculum in at least 20 public schools by the 1992-1993 school year.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1993 for such grants, of which not more than ten percent may be used for administrative purposes.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to Native Hawaiian Organizations for at least 11 Family-Based Education Centers, including parent-infant and preschool programs and research and assessment activities.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1993 for such center grants, of which no more than ten percent may be used for administrative purposes.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to the Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate for demonstration programs to provide Native Hawaiian students with:
(1) higher education fellowship assistance; and
(2) post-bachelor degree program fellowships (in return for professional services to the Native Hawaiian community).
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1993 for such program grants, of which not more than ten percent may be used for administrative purposes.
Directs the Secretary to establish a Native Hawaiian Gifted and Talented Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Directs the Secretary to make grants to and contracts with such University or the Kamehameha Schools/Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate for demonstration projects to address the special needs of Native Hawaiian elementary and secondary school gifted and talented students and their families.
Authorizes the grantees to subcontract when appropriate, including with the Children's Television Workshop. Sets forth authorized uses of funds for such demonstration projects, including public television projects.
Directs the Secretary to facilitate the establishment of a national network of Native Hawaiian and American Indian Gifted and Talented Centers and to ensure the ready availability to the education community at large of information developed by such centers.
Authorizes appropriations for such projects for FY 1988 through 1993.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to and contracts with the State of Hawaii and/or Native Hawaiian Organizations to operate projects to address the special education needs of Native Hawaiian students who are handicapped.
Sets forth authorized activities for such projects.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1993 for such projects, of which not more than ten percent may be used for administrative costs.
Sets forth administrative provisions relating to grants and contracts under this title.
Title XI - Indian Education
Part A - Bureau and Contract Schools
Indian Education Amendments of 1987 - Amends the Education Amendments of 1978 to authorize the Secretary of the Interior (the Secretary, for purposes of this title) to transfer the operation, or the facilities of:
(1) any Bureau of Indian Affairs funded school operated on or after April 1, 1987; or
(2) any program of such a school operated on or after April 1, 1987, only if the tribal governing body approves such transfer.
Requires the Secretary, before asking Congress to authorize a transfer of a Bureau funded school or program, to comply with the requirements for school closures.
Prohibits the Secretary from closing, consolidating or substantially curtailing a Bureau funded boarding school for failure to meet the national criteria for dormitory situations during any fiscal year for which the Secretary has not submitted a plan to the appropriate Congressional committees.
Directs the Secretary to submit to the Congress, within six months after a closure, consolidation, or curtailment of a Bureau school is initiated, a report stating the reasons for such temporary actions and the Secretary's actions to eliminate the hazard, if:
(1) a Bureau school is temporarily closed because of an immediate hazard to health and safety; and
(2) the Secretary estimates the closure will exceed one year.
Provides that the standards for Indian education apply to contract schools (currently, Indian controlled contract schools).
Requires the Secretary to prescribe regulations for the determination of eligibility for schools to become Bureau funded schools and to expand their programs.
Requires that the eligibility determinations be based on geographic and demographic factors and the history and record of success or failure of:
(1) the proposed school or the school proposing to expand; and
(2) the public schools or other alternative providers of the services which the school proposes to provide with the Bureau's financial assistance.
Provides that if the school board of the Bureau funded schools at the Pueblo of Zia and the Tama Settlement vote within two years of the enactment of this Act to expand the schools they shall be so expanded.
Provides that the dormitory criteria may be waived in the same manner as the minimum academic standards.
Requires the Secretary, before publishing in the Federal Register any regulation or rule relating to Indian education, to:
(1) submit the regulation or rule to regulatory review panels; and
(2) take into account the panel's comments and advice.
Requires the Secretary to establish, for each area office of the Bureau where a Bureau funded school is located, regulatory review panels.
Sets forth the composition of such panels.
Authorizes the Secretary to publish in the Federal Register the initial notice of a temporary regulation or rule without submitting it to the review panels if:
(1) an emergency exists; and
(2) a temporary regulation or rule is needed within a limited period of time.
Provides that these restrictions shall not apply to regulations and rules under formal review by the Department of the Interior before October 1, 1987.
Requires the Secretary, for FY 1989 and each subsequent fiscal year, to adjust the formula for establishing the minimum annual amount of funds for each school according to specified guidelines.
Requires the Secretary to provide grants to each tribe or tribal organization operating a contract school to pay the indirect and administrative costs of such schools.
Provides that the amount of the grant provided to each tribe or tribal organization shall be determined by applying the administrative cost percentage rate of the tribe or organization to each direct cost program for which funds are received from or through the Bureau. Sets forth procedures for applying the administrative cost percentage rate.
Provides that the Secretary, upon the enactment of this Act, shall conduct studies to establish an empirical basis for determining the required administrative costs of tribal elementary and secondary educational programs.
Sets forth guidelines for such studies.
Requires the Secretary, no later than October 1, 1988, to submit to the Congress a report on the findings of such studies.
Requires the Secretary, beginning with FY 1988, to include in the Bureau's justification for each appropriations request a projection of the overall costs associated with the formula for tribal elementary or secondary educational programs which the Secretary expects to be funded in the fiscal year for which the appropriations are sought.
Sets forth procedures for awarding grants to such schools in FY 1988 through 1990.
Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the supervisor of a Bureau school to expend, without competitive bidding, up to $25,000 of the amount allotted under the allotment formula (currently, $25,000 annually) if for each procurement:
(1) the cost of any single item purchased does not exceed $10,000;
(2) the school board approves the procurement in advance; and
(3) the supervisor certifies that the cost is fair and reasonable.
Extends the policy for Indian control of Indian education to both the Bureau and the Secretary (currently, the Bureau). Requires the Secretary to consult with Indian tribes and tribal organizations in developing policy under this Act. Requires the Secretary, or a delegate, to conduct semi-annual meetings with Indian tribes and tribal organizations to consult with them on Indian education.
Requires the Secretary to:
(1) keep Indian tribes and tribal organizations informed of all plans and activities of the Bureau which affect, or relate to, Bureau contract schools that serve the particular Indian tribe or tribal organization; and
(2) invite active participation of the Indian tribe or tribal organization in making decisions about such schools and programs.
Requires the Secretary to consult from the initial stages with specified groups of Indians when considering:
(1) construction or expansion of any school; and
(2) proposals to the Congress for the closure, consolidation, curtailment, or transfer of any school or dormitory.
Extends the waiver of the Indian employment preference by a tribal organization for education personnel to an applicant or employee (currently, employee).
Adds support services at, or associated with, the site of a school to the definition of education position.
Provides that such amendments shall apply to Bureau employees only if they elect the application of such amendments to them.
Directs the Secretary, by March 1, 1988, to submit to the Congress a report comparing Bureau schools with public schools in the same State that are comparable in size, geographic location, grade levels, and student population.
Prescribes the general contents of such report.
Provides that the cost of the studies and the report will be paid from appropriations for the Bureau's Management and Administration account of the General Administration account.
Changes the rates of basic compensation for educators and education positions to make such rates at Bureau schools comparable to public schools for comparable qualified individuals holding comparable positions serving comparable students in comparable areas (currently, comparable to the rates for public schools).
Requires the Secretary, upon the request of the local school board, to authorize post differentials unless the disparity in compensation between Bureau schools and public schools does not meet a specified level.
Authorizes the Secretary or the supervisor of a school to discontinue or decrease a post differential if:
(1) the local school board requests such action; or
(2) the Secretary or the supervisor determine no disparity affecting recruitment exists.
Requires the Secretary, by February 1 of each year, to submit a report to the Congress describing requests and grants of authority for post differentials.
Requires the Secretary to provide grants to tribes and tribal organizations for establishing early childhood development programs to provide parents and children under six years of age with specified types of care, education and screening.
Authorizes appropriations.
Sets forth procedures for funding the allotment formula for Bureau schools if a sequestration order reduces the amount of funds available for allotment by more than five percent.
Requires the Secretary to provide grants and technical assistance to tribes for the development and operation of tribal departments of education.
Sets forth guidelines for such grants.
Authorizes appropriations.
Requires the Secretary to conduct a study of the methods used in funding contracts entered into under the Johnson-O'Malley Act and to submit a report on such study to the Congress within six months of the date of enactment of this Act.
Part B - Tribally Controlled School Grants
Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1987 - Declares the Congress commitment to maintain the Federal Government's trust relationship with the Indian people.
Affirms that the educational needs of the Indian peoples can best be met through a grant process.
Repudiates the unilateral termination of Federal relations with any Indian nation.
Provides that the Secretary shall make grants to Indian tribes and tribal organizations that operate tribally controlled schools and apply for such grants to defray expenditures for and support services.
Limits an Indian tribe to one grant for any fiscal year.
Prohibits the use of funds from such grants for religious worship or sectarian instruction.
Requires grantees which operate schools at more than one school site to expend at least 90 percent of the funds allocated for each school site at that location.
Prohibits grants from terminating, modifying, suspending or reducing the Federal responsibility to provide a program.
Sets forth:
(1) procedures for allocating the funds provided by grants; and
(2) eligibility criteria.
Provides that a school for which the Bureau has not provided funds meets the eligibility requirements for grants if the Indian tribe or tribal organization that operates the school requests the Secretary to determine whether it qualifies for grants to defray expenses, and the Secretary determines that it is.
Sets forth the factors the Secretary must consider in reviewing such requests.
Prohibits the Secretary from revoking such a determination if:
(1) the Indian tribe or tribal organization submits specified reports; and
(2) specified requirements regarding accreditation of the school are met.
Requires each grant recipient to submit to the Secretary an annual report comprising:
(1) an annual financial statement;
(2) a biannual financial audit;
(3) an annual submission of the number of students served and a description of programs offered; and
(4) a program evaluation conducted by an impartial entity.
Sets forth the procedures for the Secretary to provide notice to a school before revoking a determination of grant eligibility.
Permits expansion of the grade levels offered by a tribally controlled school to initiate residential services only if:
(1) the tribe or tribal organization applies to the Secretary for the expansion or modification, with a document indicating authorization by the tribal governing body; and
(2) the Secretary approves.
Requires the Secretary, whenever declining to make a grant, transfer the operation of a Bureau school to an Indian tribe or tribal organization approve an expansion of grade levels or modifications to initiate residential services, to:
(1) state the objections in writing;
(2) provide assistance to overcome all stated objections;
(3) give the tribe or organization a hearing; and
(4) provide an opportunity to appeal the objection raised.
Requires the Bureau to submit an annual report to the Congress on all applications received and actions taken.
Sets forth grant payment procedures.
Makes interest that accrues on grants for tribally controlled schools the property of the Indian tribe or tribal organization.
Part C - Department of Education
Indian Education Act of 1987 - Subpart I: Financial Assistance to Local Educational Agencies for the Education of Indian Children - Requires the Secretary to make grants to local educational agencies to develop elementary and secondary school programs to meet the special needs of Indian children.
Requires the Secretary, for any fiscal year for which grant appropriations are authorized, to determine the number of Indian children enrolled in the schools of an LEA for whom it provided free public education.
Requires the Secretary to allocate appropriated funds to LEAs according to a specified ratio.
Prohibits an LEA from receiving such grants unless it has at least ten Indian children or they constitute at least 50 percent of its total enrollment.
Sets forth a formula for determining the average per pupil expenditures for an LEA. Authorizes the Secretary to provide financial assistance to schools which:
(1) are located on or near reservations, except in Alaska, California, or Oklahoma; and
(2) are not LEAs or have not been such agencies for more than three years.
Authorizes additional appropriations for grants to LEAs for demonstration projects to improve educational opportunities for Indian children.
Sets forth the authorized uses of such grants and application procedures.
Directs the Secretary to require that each grant application include a form for each Indian child establishing its eligibility status as an eligible Indian child and other specified information.
Requires the Secretary to establish a method of auditing annually a sample of at least one-third of the school districts receiving such grants and to submit an annual report on the findings to the Congress. Requires the Secretary to make payments to LEAs in an amount equal to what each agency is expected to expend.
Requires that the combined fiscal effort of the local educational agency and the State for the preceding fiscal year be at least 90 percent of such combined fiscal effort for the second preceding fiscal year.
Directs the Secretary to reduce the allocation of funds to local educational agencies by a specified amount if it fails to maintain expenditures at the 90 percent level.
Authorizes appropriations.
Subpart II: Special Programs and Projects to Improve Educational Opportunities for Indian Children - Requires the Secretary to make grants to improve educational opportunities for Indian children by:
(1) supporting planning, pilot and demonstration projects;
(2) establishing programs to stimulate educational services not available to Indian children in sufficient quantity and quality, and exemplary educational programs serving as models for regular school programs;
(3) establishing preservice and inservice training programs; and
(4) encouraging the dissemination of program information.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of:
(1) programs for educationally deprived children;
(2) bilingual and bicultural education programs;
(3) special health and nutrition services; and
(4) coordination of other federally assisted programs.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to institutions of higher education and State agencies and LEAs to:
(1) prepare the teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary personnel who serve Indian students; and
(2) improve the qualifications of such persons.
Authorizes such grants to establish fellowships.
Provides that preference shall be given to the training of Indians. Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to establish information centers to:
(1) evaluate programs assisted under this Act and other Indian education programs;
(2) provide technical assistance; and
(3) disseminate information on Federal education programs affecting the education of Indian children and adults.
Limits such grants to three years.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for:
(1) the national dissemination of information on education programs for Indian children; and
(2) the evaluation of the effectiveness of federally assisted programs in which Indian children may participate.
Requires the Secretary to give priority to grant applications from Indian educational agencies, organizations, and institutions.
Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary to award fellowships and traineeships to individuals, with preference for Indians, and to make grants to Indian organizations, institutions of higher education, and tribes to:
(1) prepare individuals for teaching or administering special programs for the needs of Indian people; and
(2) providing in-service training for persons in such programs.
Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Secretary, in each fiscal year ending before FY 1994 to award fellowships to Indian students for specified post-baccalaureate degree programs.
Provides for fellowships to persons receiving training in guidance counseling specializing in alcohol and substance abuse.
Authorizes appropriations.
Requires the Secretary to establish centers for gifted and talented Indian students at Sinte Gleska College and the Navajo Community College. Authorizes the Secretary to award grants to, or enter into contracts with, such colleges and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium for demonstration projects for gifted and talented Indian students in elementary and secondary schools.
Authorizes grant recipients to contract with other persons to carry out the projects for which the grant was awarded.
Sets forth the types of programs demonstration projects may include.
Authorizes appropriations for such purposes for FY 1988 through 1993.
Subpart III: Special Programs Relating to Adult Education for Indians - Requires the Secretary to award grants to State and local educational agencies and to Indian tribes, institutions, and organizations, for:
(1) demonstration projects to test the effectiveness of programs for improving employment and educational opportunities for adult Indians; and
(2) programs to stimulate literacy opportunities and opportunities for all Indian adults to qualify for a high school equivalency certificate.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants for:
(1) disseminating information about educational programs for Indian adults; and
(2) evaluating federally assisted programs in which Indian adults may participate.
Authorizes appropriations.
Subpart IV: Program Administration - Establishes an Office of Indian Education in the Department of Education and the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, which shall:
(1) advise the Secretary on the administration and adequate funding of programs in which Indian children or adults participate;
(2) review applications for assistance from the Office;
(3) evaluate Department of Education programs for Indian children or adults;
(4) provide technical assistance to local and Indian educational agencies;
(5) develop criteria for evaluating program grants; and
(6) submit an annual report to the Congress. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1989 through 1993 for this subpart.
Subpart V: Miscellaneous - Sets forth definitions relating to this part.
Repeals the Indian Elementary and Secondary School Assistance Act. Repeals specified provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Adult Education Act, the Indian Education Act, and the Education Amendments of 1978.
Part D - Miscellaneous Provisions
Amends the Navajo Community College Act to include funds for:
(1) maintenance and operation;
(2) capital improvements;
(3) mandatory payments; and
(4) supplemental student services.
Amends such Act and the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978 to prohibit the Secretary, in disbursing funds provided under this title, from using any method of payment not used during FY 1987.
Provides that any interest or investment income that accrues on such funds shall be the property of the pertinent college.
States that funds provided under such Acts may be treated as non-Federal, private funds of the college.
Prohibits the Secretary from disqualifying from continued receipt of general assistance payments from the Bureau an otherwise eligible Indian for whom the Bureau has been making general assistance payments for at least three months because the individual is enrolled for at least half-time study or training in:
(1) a college assisted by the Bureau under the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978;
(2) an institution of higher education or a vocational school;
(3) a course the Secretary determines will lead to a high school diploma or an equivalent certificate; or
(4) other programs or training approved by the Secretary. Prohibits the Secretary, in determining the amount of general assistance provided by the Bureau, from including consideration of:
(1) additional expenses in connection with a specified training program; and
(2) the amount of any financial assistance received by the individual as a student or trainee.
Authorizes the Secretary to permit tribal, student, and other non-Federal organizations to use facilities, lands, and equipment administered by the Bureau if it does not interfere with the purpose for which such facilities, land, and equipment are administered by the Bureau.
Part E - White House Conference on Indian Education
Requires the President to call a White House Conference on Indian Education to be held not earlier than September 1, 1989, and not later than September 30, 1991.
Declares that the purpose of such conference shall be to:
(1) explore the feasibility of establishing an independent Board of Indian education to assume responsibility for all Federal programs relating to the education of Indians; and
(2) develop recommendations for the improvement of education programs to make the programs more relevant to the needs of Indians. Sets forth the composition of such Conference. Provides that if the President calls the Conference the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Education shall establish the Task Force on the White House Conference on Indian Education which shall:
(1) request the cooperation of other Federal departments and agencies;
(2) prepare background materials for the use of Conference participants;
(3) make technical and financial assistance available to the States and intertribal organizations to enable them to prepare for the Conference; and
(4) conduct fiscal oversight activities regarding the preparation for and convening of the Conference. Requires each Federal agency to provide assistance to the Task Force upon request.
Authorizes the Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans and the Director of the Indian Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services to detail personnel to the Task Force. Requires a final report of the Conference to the President not later than 120 days following the close of the Conference. Establishes an Advisory Committee of the Conference to assist and advise the Task Force. Authorizes the Task Force to accept grants, gifts, or bequests of money for immediate disbursement in furtherance of the Conference. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1990 to carry out this part.
Title XII - Comprehensive Child Development Program
Comprehensive Child Development Centers Act of 1987 - Amends the Head Start Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible entities in rural and urban areas to pay the Federal share of the cost of projects designed to encourage intensive and comprehensive support services which will enhance the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of low-income children from birth to compulsory school age, including providing necessary support to their parents and other family members.
Directs the Secretary to enter into contracts, agreements, or other arrangements with at least ten but not more than 25 eligible agencies to carry out such program.
Lists characteristics of the eligible agency which the Secretary must consider.
Authorizes the Secretary to make planning grants to eligible agencies.
Limits such grants to not more than 30 in number and to one year in duration.
Sets forth application requirements for such grants.
Directs the Secretary to make grants to selected eligible agencies to pay the Federal share of the cost of carrying out projects for intensive and comprehensive supportive services for low-income infants, young children, parents, and other family members.
Requires that rural projects receive some of these grants.
Sets forth application requirements for such grants.
Directs the Secretary to pay to eligible agencies with approved applications the Federal share (80 percent) of the cost of activities described in the application.
Limits a planning grant to a single eligible agency to $35,000.
Directs the Secretary to conduct or provide for an evaluation of the success of such projects.
Requires grantees to furnish information for such evaluation.
Directs the Secretary to report to the Congress by October 1, 1992, on such evaluation, with recommendations.
Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 through 1993 to carry out such program.
Title XIII - Special Grant for Education and Training for Individuals with Disabilities
Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make a grant to the State of Utah to carry out educational and training programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1988 for such purpose.
Title XIV - General Provisions
Sets forth provisions relating to definitions and effective dates. Makes any new spending authority provided under this Act effective for any fiscal year only to the extent and in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts.

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