Laws & Guidance ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY EDUCATION
Coordinator for the Outlying Areas

    SEC. 220. (a) ESTABLISHMENT- The Secretary shall designate an office of the Department to coordinate the activities of the Department as they relate to the outlying areas.

    (b) APPOINTMENT- Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the head of the office designated under subsection (a) shall appoint a coordinator for the outlying areas, who shall be a person with substantial experience in the operation of Federal programs in the outlying areas.

    (c) DUTIES- The coordinator for the outlying areas shall —

      (1) serve as the principal advisor to the Department on Federal matters affecting the outlying areas;

      (2) evaluate, on a periodic basis, the needs of education programs in the outlying areas;

      (3) assist with the coordination of programs that serve the outlying areas; and

      (4) provide guidance to programs within the Department that serve the outlying areas.

    (d) OUTLYING AREAS DEFINED- As used in this section, the term outlying areas' includes Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, but does not include the freely associated states of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.'.

    (b) RENAMING OF OFFICE- The Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3401 et seq.) is amended by striking Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs' and Office of Bilingual Education' each place either such term appears and inserting Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students'.

    (c) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS- The Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3401 et seq.) is amended as follows:

      (1) TABLE OF CONTENTS- The table of contents in section 1 (20 U.S.C. 3401 note) is amended —

        (A) by amending the item relating to section 209 to read as follows:

      Sec. 209. Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students.';

        (B) by amending the item relating to section 216 to read as follows:

      Sec. 216. Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students.'; and

        (C) by inserting after the item relating to section 217 the following new items:

      Sec. 218. Office of Educational Technology.

      Sec. 219. Liaison for Proprietary Institutions of Higher Education.

      Sec. 220. Coordinator for the Outlying Areas.'.

      (2) SECTION HEADINGS-

        (A) SECTION 209- The section heading for section 209 of the Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3420) is amended to read as follows:

OFFICE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS'.

        (B) SECTION 216- The section heading for section 216 of the Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3423d) is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 216. OFFICE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION, LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT, AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT STUDENTS.'.

    (d) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- Sections 209 and 216 of the Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3420, 3423d) are amended by striking Director of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs' each place such term appears and inserting Director of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students'.

    (e) TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS-

      (2) SECTION 202- Paragraph (3) of section 202(b) (20 U.S.C. 3412(b)(3)), relating to the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement (as added by section 913(2) of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act (108 Stat. 223)), is redesignated as paragraph (4).

      (3) SECTION 218- Section 216 (the second place it appears) (20 U.S.C. 3425), relating to the Office of Educational Technology (as added by section 233(a) of the Goals 2000: Educate America Act (108 Stat. 154), is redesignated as section 218.

SEC. 1073. EDUCATION FLEXIBILITY PARTNERSHIP ACT OF 1999.

    Section 4(b) of the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 (20 U.S.C. 5891b(b)) is amended to read as follows:

    (b) INCLUDED PROGRAMS- The statutory or regulatory requirements referred to in subsection (a)(1)(A) are any such requirements for programs that are authorized under the following provisions and under which the Secretary provides funds to State educational agencies on the basis of a formula:

      (1) The following provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965:

        (A) Part A (other than sections 1111 and 1116), subpart 3 of part B, and parts C, D, and F of title I.

        (B) Subparts 2 and 3 of part A of title II.

        (C) Subpart 1 of part D of title II.

        (D) Subpart 4 of part B of title III, if the funding trigger in section 3001 of such Act is not reached.

        (E) Subpart 1 of part A of title IV.

        (F) Part A of title V.

      (2) The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).'.

SEC. 1074. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DISSEMINATION, AND IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1994.

    The Educational Research, Development, Dissemination, and Improvement Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. 6001 et seq.) is amended by adding after part I the following new part:

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