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H.R. 1804
GOALS 2000: EDUCATE AMERICA ACT

                           One Hundred Third Congress                                     of the                             United States of America                                At the Second Session 
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

An Act

To improve learning and teaching by providing a national framework for education reform; to promote the research, consensus building, and systemic changes needed to ensure equitable educational opportunities and high levels of educational achievement for all students; to provide a framework for reauthorization of all Federal education programs; to promote the development and adoption of a voluntary national system of skill standards and certifications; and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

(a) Short Title.--This Act (other than titles V and IX) may be cited as the "Goals 2000: Educate America Act".
(b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents is as follows:

Sec. 1. GOALS 2000: EDUCATE AMERICA ACT

Sec. 2. PURPOSE.
Sec. 3. DEFINITIONS.
TITLE I--NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS
Sec. 101. PURPOSE.
Sec. 102. NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS.
TITLE II--NATIONAL EDUCATION REFORM LEADERSHIP, STANDARDS, AND ASSESSMENTS
Part A--NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS PANEL
Sec. 201. PURPOSE.
Sec. 202. NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS PANEL.
Sec. 203. DUTIES.
Sec. 204. POWERS OF THE GOALS PANEL.
Sec. 205. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
Sec. 206. DIRECTOR AND STAFF; EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS.
Sec. 207. EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSESSMENT.
Part B--NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS AND IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL
Sec. 211. PURPOSE.
Sec. 212. NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS AND IMPROVEMENT COUNCIL.
Sec. 213. DUTIES.
Sec. 214. ANNUAL REPORTS.
Sec. 215. POWERS OF THE COUNCIL.
Sec. 216. PUBLICATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.
Sec. 217. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
Sec. 218. DIRECTOR AND STAFF; EXPERTS AND CONSULTANTS.
Sec. 219. OPPORTUNITY-TO-LEARN DEVELOPMENT GRANT.
Sec. 220. ASSESSMENT DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION GRANTS.
Sec. 221. EVALUATION.
Part C--LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
Sec. 231. PURPOSES.
Sec. 232. FEDERAL LEADERSHIP.
Sec. 233. OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY.
Sec. 234. USES OF FUNDS.
Sec. 235. NON-FEDERAL SHARE.
Sec. 236. OFFICE OF TRAINING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER.
Part D--AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
Sec. 241. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
TITLE III--STATE AND LOCAL EDUCATION SYSTEMIC IMPROVEMENT
Sec. 301. FINDINGS.
Sec. 302. PURPOSE.
Sec. 303. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Sec. 304. ALLOTMENT OF FUNDS.
Sec. 305. STATE APPLICATIONS.
Sec. 306. STATE IMPROVEMENT PLANS.
Sec. 307. SECRETARY'S REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS; PAYMENTS.
Sec. 308. STATE USE OF FUNDS.
Sec. 309. SUBGRANTS FOR LOCAL REFORM AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Sec. 310. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION AND TRAINING.
Sec. 311. WAIVERS OF STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.
Sec. 312. PROGRESS REPORTS.
Sec. 313. TECHNICAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE REGARDING SCHOOL FINANCE EQUITY.
Sec. 314. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP.
Sec. 315. ASSISTANCE TO THE OUTLYING AREAS AND TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
Sec. 316. CLARIFICATION REGARDING STATE STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS.
Sec. 317. STATE PLANNING FOR IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY INTO THE CURRICULUM.
Sec. 318. PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL MANDATES, DIRECTION, AND CONTROL.
Sec. 319. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF EDUCATION.
TITLE IV--PARENTAL ASSISTANCE
Sec. 401. PARENTAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCE CENTERS.
Sec. 402. APPLICATIONS.
Sec. 403. USES OF FUNDS.
Sec. 404. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.
Sec. 405. DEFINITIONS.
Sec. 406. REPORTS.
Sec. 407. GENERAL PROVISION.
Sec. 408. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
TITLE V--NATIONAL SKILL STANDARDS BOARD
Sec. 501. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 502. PURPOSE.
Sec. 503. ESTABLISHMENT OF NATIONAL BOARD.
Sec. 504. FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL BOARD.
Sec. 505. DEADLINES.
Sec. 506. REPORTS.
Sec. 507. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Sec. 508. DEFINITIONS.
Sec. 509. SUNSET PROVISION.
TITLE VI--INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sec. 601. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM.
TITLE VII--SAFE SCHOOLS
Sec. 701. SHORT TITLE; STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
Sec. 702. SAFE SCHOOLS PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.
Sec. 703. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.
Sec. 704. APPLICATIONS AND PLANS.
Sec. 705. USE OF FUNDS.
Sec. 706. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES.
Sec. 707. NATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION STATISTICS SYSTEM.
Sec. 708. REPORTS.
Sec. 709. COORDINATION OF FEDERAL ASSISTANCE.
TITLE VIII--MINORITY-FOCUSED CIVICS EDUCATION
Sec. 801. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 802. PURPOSES.
Sec. 803. GRANTS AUTHORIZED; AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Sec. 804. DEFINITIONS.
Sec. 805. APPLICATIONS.
TITLE IX--EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT
Sec. 901. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 902. FINDINGS.
Part A--GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT
Sec. 911. REPEAL.
Sec. 912. OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 913. ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 914. SAVINGS PROVISION.
Sec. 915. EXISTING GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.
Part B--NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH POLICY AND PRIORITIES BOARD
Sec. 921. ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Part C--NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES
Sec. 931. ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 931. ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN THE OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Part D--NATIONAL EDUCATION DISSEMINATION SYSTEM
Sec. 941. ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 941. ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT (cont.).
Part E--NATIONAL LIBRARY OF EDUCATION
Sec. 951. ESTABLISHMENT WITHIN OFFICE OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND IMPROVEMENT.
Part F--STAR SCHOOLS
Sec. 961. STAR SCHOOLS.
Part G--OFFICE OF COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION
Sec. 971. OFFICE OF COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL HEALTH EDUCATION.
Part H--FIELD READERS
Sec. 981. FIELD READERS.
Part I--AMENDMENTS TO THE CARL D. PERKINS VOCATIONAL AND APPLIED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ACT
Sec. 991. NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE.
TITLE X--MISCELLANEOUS
Part A--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Sec. 1011. SCHOOL PRAYER.
Sec. 1012. FUNDING FOR THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT.
Sec. 1013. NATIONAL BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHING STANDARDS.
Sec. 1014. FORGIVENESS OF CERTAIN OVERPAYMENTS.
Sec. 1015. STUDY OF GOALS 2000 AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
Sec. 1016. AMENDMENTS TO SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM.
Sec. 1017. PROTECTION OF PUPILS.
Sec. 1018. CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES.
Sec. 1019. ASSESSMENTS.
Sec. 1020. PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Sec. 1021. ASSESSMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS ACTIVITIES.
Sec. 1022. SENSE OF THE CONGRESS.
Part B--GUN-FREE SCHOOLS
Sec. 1031. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 1032. GUN-FREE REQUIREMENTS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
Part C--ENVIRONMENTAL TOBACCO SMOKE
Sec. 1041. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 1042. DEFINITIONS.
Sec. 1043. NONSMOKING POLICY FOR CHILDREN'S SERVICES.
Sec. 1044. PREEMPTION.
Part D--MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE TRAINING AND PARTNERSHIP
Sec. 1051. SHORT TITLE.
Sec. 1052. GRANTS FOR MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE TRAINING AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS.
Sec. 1053. PUBLIC HOUSING MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE PROGRAMS.