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``(a) Purpose.--The purpose of this section is to provide for the incorporation of courses and curricula on appropriate and effective instructional and assessment methodologies, strategies and resources specific to limited English proficient students into preservice and inservice professional development programs for teachers, pupil services personnel, administrators and other education personnel in order to prepare such individuals to provide effective services to limited English proficient students.
``(b) Authorization.--
``(1) Authority.--The Secretary is authorized to award grants to institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, and State educational agencies or to nonprofit organizations which have entered into consortia arrangements with one of such institutions or agencies.
``(2) Duration.--Each grant under this section shall be awarded for a period of not more than five years.
``(c) Permissible Activities.--Activities conducted under this section may include the development of training programs in collaboration with other programs such as programs authorized under titles I and II of this Act, and under the Head Start Act.

Subpart 3--Professional Development Table of Contents SEC. 7143. BILINGUAL EDUCATION TEACHERS AND PERSONNEL GRANTS.