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``SEC. 5307. REPORTS.
- ``(a) Annual Reports.--The Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report by January 1 of each year, beginning on January 1, 1995, which sets forth the progress of the Commissioner of Education Statistics, established under section 403(b) of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994, to implement a definition and data collection process for school dropouts in elementary and secondary schools, including statistical information for the number and percentage of elementary and secondary school students by gender, race, and ethnic origin who drop out of school each year, including dropouts--
- ``(1) throughout the Nation by rural and urban location as defined by the Secretary; and
- ``(2) in each of the individual States and the District of Columbia.
- ``(b) Recommendations.--The report under subsection (a) shall also contain recommendations on ways in which the Federal Government, States and localities can further support the implementation of an effective methodology to accurately measure school dropout and retention rates on the national, State, and local levels.
SEC. 5306. DISTRIBUTION OF ASSISTANCE; LIMITATION ON COSTS.
SEC. 5308. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.