A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

``PART A--FEDERAL ACTIVITIES

``SEC. 2101. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

``(a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to make grants to, and enter into contracts and cooperative agreements with, local educational agencies, educational service agencies, State educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, institutions of higher education, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions to--
``(1) support activities of national significance that the Secretary determines will contribute to the development and implementation of high-quality professional development activities in the core academic subjects; and
``(2) evaluate activities carried out under this part and parts B and C, in accordance with section 14701.
``(b) Requirements.--In carrying out the activities described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall coordinate professional development programs within the Department, particularly with those programs within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and shall consult and coordinate with the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum Services, and other appropriate Federal agencies and entities.

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SEC. 2003. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; ALLOCATION BETWEEN PARTS. Table of Contents SEC. 2102. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES.