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SEC. 203. DUTIES.

(a) IN GENERAL.--The Goals Panel shall--
(1) report to the President, the Secretary, and the Congress regarding the progress the Nation and the States are making toward achieving the National Education Goals established under title I of this Act, including issuing an annual report;
(2) report on State opportunity-to-learn standards and strategies and the progress of States that are implementing such standards and strategies to help all students meet State content standards and State student performance standards;
(3) submit to the President nominations for appointment to the National Education Standards and Improvement Council in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of section 212;
(4) after taking into consideration the public comments received pursuant to section 216 and not later than 90 days after receipt, review the--
(A) criteria developed by the National Education Standards and Improvement Council for the certification of State content standards, State student performance standards, State assessments, and State opportunity-to-learn standards; and
(B) voluntary national content standards, voluntary national student performance standards and voluntary national opportunity-to-learn standards certified by the National Education Standards and Improvement Council, except that the Goals Panel shall have the option of disapproving such criteria and standards by a two- thirds majority vote of the membership of the Goals Panel not later than 90 days after receipt of such criteria and standards;
(5) report on promising or effective actions being taken at the national, State, and local levels, and in the public and private sectors, to achieve the National Education Goals; and
(6) help build a nationwide, bipartisan consensus for the reforms necessary to achieve the National Education Goals.
(b) REPORT.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--The Goals Panel shall annually prepare and submit to the President, the Secretary, the appropriate committees of Congress, and the Governor of each State a report that shall--
(A) report on the progress of the United States toward achieving the National Education Goals;
(B) identify actions that should be taken by Federal, State, and local governments to enhance progress toward achieving the National Education Goals and to provide all students with a fair opportunity-to-learn; and
(C) report on State opportunity-to-learn standards and strategies and the progress of States that are implementing such standards and strategies to help all students meet State content standards and State student performance standards.
(2) FORM; DATA.--Reports shall be presented in a form, and include data, that is understandable to parents and the general public.

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SEC. 202. NATIONAL EDUCATION GOALS PANEL. Table of Contents SEC. 204. POWERS OF THE GOALS PANEL.