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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jun 13, 1989.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act) to extend through FY 1991 the authorization of appropriations for certain school dropout demonstration programs under part A of title VI of the Act. Provides that no funds are authorized for such programs in any fiscal year in which assistance is made available to local educational agencies (LEAs) under other specified provisions for secondary school programs for basic skills improvement and dropout prevention and reentry. Reserves a specified amount for evaluating the school dropout demonstration programs under part A of title VI. Increases from 25 percent to a range of from 25 to 50 percent of certain funds for dropout programs the amount which is to be allotted to educational partnerships between LEAs and businesses or other specified entities. Extends the deadline for evaluations by the Secretary of Education of programs under title VI (Projects and Programs Designed to Address School Dropout Problems and to Strengthen Basic Skills Instruction) of the Act.