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ESEA Title II (No Child Left Behind, 2002) & revisions
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In March, 2010, President Obama laid out his ideas for revamping the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as No Child Left Behind. The abbreviation, NCLB, is often pronounced “nickel-bee.”

At that time, President Obama released a “Blueprint for Reform” (pdf) that outlined his priorities for the law’s reauthorization. The law was written with the cooperation of Democrats and Republicans in 2001, and signed into law in early 2002 by then-President George W. Bush.

He reintroduced ideas for funding education to “Win the Future” in his January, 2011 State of the Union speech, emphasizing budget priorities that Congress will consider for fiscal year 2010-2011.

In March, 2011, President Obama gave new remarks indicating that he wants to see bipartisan cooperation on revisions to the law and its reauthorization by August, 2011.

 

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An Overview of No Child Left Behind

The preamble to this law’s called “Beginning.” It gives you an overview of what the various subsections of the law are called, and functions as an approximate table of contents.

  • Title I is the longest, toughest slog. It contains important information on parent involvement in public education, programs on the development of reading skills, the education of migratory children, provisions for at-risk kids from low-income backgrounds, and advanced placement testing. Mixed in are a lot of rules regarding grant applications by local and state education agencies which aren’t really relevant to individuals.
  • Title II covers funding used to train teachers and principals. It covers specific programs, like Troops-to-Teachers that help veterans get accreditation for civilian teaching jobs, or the National Writing Project or STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) education, or teachers who use technology to help them teach.
  • Title III addresses Limited English Learners who want to get up to speed in English as well as native speakers of English who seek instruction in global languages.
  • Title IV addresses non-curricular parts of school culture that nevertheless are important part of the school day. These parts of the law address safety issues, from student health and freedom from drug or alcohol abuse, to gun-free and smoke-free zones.
  • Title V emphasizes parental choice among types of schools, and covers charter schools, which are hybrid public- and private-funded schools that operate under different rules than existing public schools. Also covered here: gifted and talented education, magnet schools, women’s education equity, and physical education. It’s a bit of a catch-all category.
  • Title VI talks about flexibility and accountability–again, aimed more at state and local educational agencies that receive federal money. There is one section on calculation of Adequate Yearly Progress, i.e., standardized testing, which is worth looking at, as is the section on Rural Schools.
  • Title VII addresses the education of children who are Native Hawaiian, Native Alaskan, or belong to an American Indian nation. Native people have a different relationship to the federal government that takes into account that recognized tribes have treaties and other kinds of historically-based agreements with the federal government.
  • Title VIII covers federal payments to a very small number of schools which sound like a one-time peculiarity of funding issues relating to those schools. More broadly, this part of the law allows for federal emergency grants to schools to fix school facilities under certain conditions (if no other way of funding it, such as a bond measure, is possible).
  • Title IX gives attention to the federal government’s limited oversight into private schools. This part also addresses rules governing school prayer, equal access to school facilities (such as in school athletic programs where inequality between boys’ and girls’ athletic teams is often an issue), and armed forces recruiting.
  • Title X is again a catch-all area that contains amendments and repeals of sections of prior law. Here you’ll find tweaks to education laws pertaining to homeless children, American Indian children (as it intersects with the Bureau of Indian Affairs), and laws having to do with teacher training.

Title II (20 U.S.C. 6601 et seq.) is amended to read as follows: Title II - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals

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SEC. 2101. PURPOSE. The purpose of this part is to provide grants to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, State agencies for higher education, and eligible partnerships in order to —   (1) increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in sc [...]

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SEC. 2102. DEFINITIONS. In this part:   (1) ARTS AND SCIENCES- The term arts and sciences' means —   (A) when referring to an organizational unit of an institution of higher education, any academic unit that offers one or more academic majors in disciplines or content areas corresponding to the academic subjects in which teachers teach; and   (B) when referring to a specific academic subject, the disciplines or co [...]

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SEC. 2103. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) GRANTS TO STATES, LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES, AND ELIGIBLE PARTNERSHIPS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this part (other than subpart 5) $3,175,000,000 for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years.   (b) NATIONAL PROGRAMS- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out subpart 5 such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002 and e [...]

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SEC. 2111. ALLOTMENTS TO STATES. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall make grants to States with applications approved under section 2112 to pay for the Federal share of the cost of carrying out the activities specified in section 2113. Each grant shall consist of the allotment determined for a State under subsection (b). (b) DETERMINATION OF ALLOTMENTS- (1) RESERVATION OF FUNDS- (A) IN GENERAL- From the total amount appropriated un [...]

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SEC. 2112. STATE APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- For a State to be eligible to receive a grant under this part, the State educational agency shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. (b) CONTENTS- Each application submitted under this section shall include the following: (1) A description of how the activities to be carried out by the State educational agency under thi [...]

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SEC. 2113. STATE USE OF FUNDS. (a) IN GENERAL- A State that receives a grant under section 2111 shall — (1) reserve 95 percent of the funds made available through the grant to make subgrants to local educational agencies as described in subpart 2; (2) reserve 2.5 percent (or, for a fiscal year described in subsection (b), the percentage determined under subsection (b)) of the funds to make subgrants to local partnerships as described [...]

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SEC. 2121. ALLOCATIONS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. (a) SUBGRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may make a grant to a State under subpart 1 only if the State educational agency agrees to distribute the funds described in this subsection as subgrants to local educational agencies under this subpart. (2) HOLD HARMLESS- (A) IN GENERAL- From the funds reserved by a State [...]

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SEC. 2122. LOCAL APPLICATIONS AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT. (a) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to receive a subgrant under this subpart, a local educational agency shall submit an application to the State educational agency at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the State educational agency may reasonably require. (b) CONTENTS- Each application submitted under this section shall be based on the needs assessment required in subsection (c) and [...]

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SEC. 2123. LOCAL USE OF FUNDS. (a) IN GENERAL- A local educational agency that receives a subgrant under section 2121 shall use the funds made available through the subgrant to carry out one or more of the following activities, including carrying out the activities through a grant or contract with a for-profit or nonprofit entity: (1) Developing and implementing mechanisms to assist schools in effectively recruiting and retaining highly qualif [...]

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SEC. 2131. DEFINITIONS. In this subpart: (1) ELIGIBLE PARTNERSHIP- The term eligible partnership' means an entity that — (A) shall include — (i) a private or State institution of higher education and the division of the institution that prepares teachers and principals; (ii) a school of arts and sciences; and [...]

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SEC. 2132. SUBGRANTS. (a) IN GENERAL- The State agency for higher education for a State that receives a grant under section 2111, working in conjunction with the State educational agency (if such agencies are separate), shall use the funds reserved under section 2113(a)(2) to make subgrants, on a competitive basis, to eligible partnerships to enable such partnerships to carry out the activities described in section 2134. (b) DISTRIBUTION- The State a [...]

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SEC. 2131. DEFINITIONS. In this subpart: (1) ELIGIBLE PARTNERSHIP- The term eligible partnership' means an entity that — (A) shall include — (i) a private or State institution of higher education and the division of the institution that prepares teachers and principals; (ii) a school of arts and sciences; and [...]

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SEC. 2132. SUBGRANTS. (a) IN GENERAL- The State agency for higher education for a State that receives a grant under section 2111, working in conjunction with the State educational agency (if such agencies are separate), shall use the funds reserved under section 2113(a)(2) to make subgrants, on a competitive basis, to eligible partnerships to enable such partnerships to carry out the activities described in section 2134. (b) DISTRIBUTION- The State a [...]

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SEC. 2133. APPLICATIONS. To be eligible to receive a subgrant under this subpart, an eligible partnership shall submit an application to the State agency for higher education at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the agency may require.

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SEC. 2134. USE OF FUNDS. (a) IN GENERAL- An eligible partnership that receives a subgrant under section 2132 shall use the subgrant funds for — (1) professional development activities in core academic subjects to ensure that — (A) teachers and highly qualified paraprofessionals, and, if appropriate, principals have subject matter knowledge in the academic subjects that the teachers teach, including the use of com [...]

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SEC. 2141. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY. (a) IMPROVEMENT PLAN- After the second year of the plan described in section 1119(a)(2), if a State educational agency determines, based on the reports described in section 1119(b)(1), that a local educational agency in the State has failed to make progress toward meeting the annual measurable objectives described in section 1119(a)(2), for 2 consecutive years, such local educational agency shall develop an [...]

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SEC. 2151. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF DEMONSTRATED EFFECTIVENESS. (a) NATIONAL TEACHER RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN- The Secretary is authorized to establish and carry out a national teacher recruitment campaign, which may include activities carried out through the National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse, to assist high-need local educational agencies in recruiting teachers (particularly those activities that are effective in retaining new teachers) and training teac [...]

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SEC. 2201. PURPOSE; DEFINITIONS. (a) PURPOSE- The purpose of this part is to improve the academic achievement of students in the areas of mathematics and science by encouraging State educational agencies, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, elementary schools, and secondary schools to participate in programs that — (1) improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching by encouraging institutions [...]

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SEC. 2202. GRANTS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE PARTNERSHIPS. (a) GRANTS AUTHORIZED- (1) GRANTS TO PARTNERSHIPS- For any fiscal year for which the funds appropriated under section 2203 are less than $100,000,000, the Secretary is authorized to award grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible partnerships to carry out the authorized activities described in subsection (c). (2) GRANTS TO STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES- [...]

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SEC. 2203. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this part $450,000,000 for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years. -###-

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SEC. 2301. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) ARMED FORCES- The term Armed Forces' means the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. (2) MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES- The term member of the Armed Forces' includes a former member of the Armed Forces. (3) PROGRAM- The term Program' means the Troops-to-Teachers Program authorized by this chapter. (4) RESERVE COMPONENT- The term reserve compon [...]

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SEC. 2302. AUTHORIZATION OF TROOPS-TO-TEACHERS PROGRAM. (a) PURPOSE- The purpose of this section is to authorize a mechanism for the funding and administration of the Troops-to-Teachers Program, which was originally established by the Troops-to-Teachers Program Act of 1999 (title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000) (20 U.S.C. 9301 et seq.). (b) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED- The Secretary may carry out a program (to be known as th [...]

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SEC. 2303. RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION OF PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS. (a) ELIGIBLE MEMBERS- The following members of the Armed Forces are eligible for selection to participate in the Program: (1) Any member who — (A) on or after October 1, 1999, becomes entitled to retired or retainer pay in the manner provided in title 10 or title 14, United States Code; (B) has an approved date of retirement that [...]

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SEC. 2304. PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. (a) PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT- (1) IN GENERAL- An eligible member of the Armed Forces selected to participate in the Program under section 2303 and receive financial assistance under this section shall be required to enter into an agreement with the Secretary in which the member agrees — (A) within such time as the Secretary may require, to obtain certifi [...]

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SEC. 2305. PARTICIPATION BY STATES. (a) DISCHARGE OF STATE ACTIVITIES THROUGH CONSORTIA OF STATES- The Secretary may permit States participating in the Program to carry out activities authorized for such States under the Program through one or more consortia of such States. (b) ASSISTANCE TO STATES- (1) GRANTS AUTHORIZED- Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary may make grants to States participating in the Program, or to consortia of such [...]

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SEC. 2306. SUPPORT OF INNOVATIVE PRERETIREMENT TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS. (a) PURPOSE- The purpose of this section is to provide funding to develop, implement, and demonstrate teacher certification programs. (b) DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND DEMONSTRATION- The Secretary may enter into a memorandum of agreement with a State educational agency, an institution of higher education, or a consortia of State educational agencies or institutions of highe [...]

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SEC. 2307. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS. (a) REPORT REQUIRED- Not later than March 31, 2006, the Secretary (in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation) and the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to Congress a report on the effectiveness of the Program in the recruitment and retention of qualified personnel by local educational agencies and public charter schools. (b) ELEMENTS OF REPORT- The report su [...]

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SEC. 2311. PURPOSES. The purposes of this chapter are — (1) to establish a program to recruit and retain highly qualified mid-career professionals (including highly qualified paraprofessionals), and recent graduates of an institution of higher education, as teachers in high-need schools, including recruiting teachers through alternative routes to certification; and (2) to encourage the development and expansion of altern [...]

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SEC. 2312. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANT- The term eligible participant' means — (A) an individual with substantial, demonstrable career experience, including a highly qualified paraprofessional; or (B) an individual who is a graduate of an institution of higher education who — (i) has graduated not more than 3 years before applying [...]

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SEC. 2313. GRANT PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may establish a program to make grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities to develop State and local teacher corps or other programs to establish, expand, or enhance teacher recruitment and retention efforts. (b) ELIGIBLE ENTITY- To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, an entity shall be — (1) a State educational agency; (2) a high-need local edu [...]

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SEC. 2314. EVALUATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR RECRUITING AND RETAINING TEACHERS. (a) EVALUATION- Each entity that receives a grant under this chapter shall conduct — (1) an interim evaluation of the program funded under the grant at the end of the third year of the grant period; and (2) a final evaluation of the program at the end of the fifth year of the grant period. (b) CONTENTS- In conducting the evaluation, the ent [...]

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SEC. 2321. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subpart $150,000,000 for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years. (b) RESERVATION- From the funds appropriated to carry out this subpart for fiscal year 2002, the Secretary shall reserve not more than $30,000,000 to carry out chapter A. -###-

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SEC. 2331. PURPOSES. The purposes of this subpart are — (1) to support and promote the expansion of the National Writing Project network of sites so that teachers in every region of the United States will have access to a National Writing Project program; (2) to ensure the consistent high quality of the sites through ongoing review, evaluation, and technical assistance; (3) to support and promote the establishme [...]

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SEC. 2332. NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT. (a) AUTHORIZATION- The Secretary is authorized to award a grant to the National Writing Project, a nonprofit educational organization that has as its primary purpose the improvement of the quality of student writing and learning (hereafter in this section referred to as the grantee') to improve the teaching of writing and the use of writing as a part of the learning process in our Nation's classrooms. (b) REQUIREME [...]

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SEC. 2341. SHORT TITLE. This subpart may be cited as the 'Education for Democracy Act'.

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SEC. 2342. PURPOSE. It is the purpose of this subpart — (1) to improve the quality of civics and government education by educating students about the history and principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights; (2) to foster civic competence and responsibility; and (3) to improve the quality of civic education and economic education through cooperative civic education and economi [...]

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SEC. 2343. GENERAL AUTHORITY. (a) AUTHORITY- The Secretary is authorized to award grants to, or enter into contracts with — (1) the Center for Civic Education, to carry out civic education activities under sections 2344 and 2345; (2) the National Council on Economic Education, to carry out economic education activities under section 2345; and (3) organizations experienced in the development of curricula and [...]

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SEC. 2344. WE THE PEOPLE PROGRAM. (a) THE CITIZEN AND THE CONSTITUTION- (1) EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES- The Center for Civic Education — (A) shall use funds made available under grants or contracts under section 2343(a)(1) — (i) to continue and expand the educational activities of the program entitled the We the People... The Citizen and the Constitution' program administered by [...]

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SEC. 2345. COOPERATIVE CIVIC EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROGRAMS. (a) COOPERATIVE EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROGRAMS- The Center for Civic Education, the National Council on Economic Education, and organizations described in section 2343(a)(3) shall use funds made available under grants or contracts under section 2343 to carry out cooperative education exchange programs in accordance with this section. (b) PURPOSE- The purpose of the cooperative [...]

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SEC. 2346. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subpart $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2002 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years. -###-

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SEC. 2351. ESTABLISHMENT OF PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL- The Secretary may establish and implement a program to be known as the Teaching American History Grant Program', under which the Secretary shall award grants on a competitive basis to local educational agencies — (1) to carry out activities to promote the teaching of traditional American history in elementary schools and secondary schools as a separate academic subject (not as a compon [...]

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SEC. 2352. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this subpart such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2002 and each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years. -###-

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SEC. 2361. SHORT TITLE. This subpart may be cited as the 'Paul D. Coverdell Teacher Protection Act of 2001'.

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SEC. 2362. PURPOSE. The purpose of this subpart is to provide teachers, principals, and other school professionals the tools they need to undertake reasonable actions to maintain order, discipline, and an appropriate educational environment.

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SEC. 2363. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this subpart: (1) ECONOMIC LOSS- The term economic loss' means any pecuniary loss resulting from harm (including the loss of earnings or other benefits related to employment, medical expense loss, replacement services loss, loss due to death, burial costs, and loss of business or employment opportunities) to the extent recovery for such loss is allowed under applicable State law. [...]

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SEC. 2364. APPLICABILITY. This subpart shall only apply to States that receive funds under this Act, and shall apply to such a State as a condition of receiving such funds.

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SEC. 2365. PREEMPTION AND ELECTION OF STATE NONAPPLICABILITY. (a) PREEMPTION- This subpart preempts the laws of any State to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with this subpart, except that this subpart shall not preempt any State law that provides additional protection from liability relating to teachers.

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SEC. 2366. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY FOR TEACHERS. (a) LIABILITY PROTECTION FOR TEACHERS- Except as provided in subsection (b), no teacher in a school shall be liable for harm caused by an act or omission of the teacher on behalf of the school if — (1) the teacher was acting within the scope of the teacher's employment or responsibilities to a school or governmental entity; (2) the actions of the teacher were carried out in conformity [...]

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SEC. 2367. ALLOCATION OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR NONECONOMIC LOSS. (a) GENERAL RULE- In any civil action against a teacher, based on an act or omission of a teacher acting within the scope of the teacher's employment or responsibilities to a school or governmental entity, the liability of the teacher for noneconomic loss shall be determined in accordance with subsection (b). (b) AMOUNT OF LIABILITY- (1) IN GENERAL- (A) LIA [...]

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SEC. 2368. EFFECTIVE DATE. (a) IN GENERAL- This subpart shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. (b) APPLICATION- This subpart applies to any claim for harm caused by an act or omission of a teacher if that claim is filed on or after the effective date of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 without regard to whether the harm that is the subject of the claim or the conduct that caused the harm occurred be [...]

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SEC. 2401. SHORT TITLE. This part may be cited as the 'Enhancing Education Through Technology Act of 2001'.

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SEC. 2402. PURPOSES AND GOALS. (a) PURPOSES- The purposes of this part are the following: (1) To provide assistance to States and localities for the implementation and support of a comprehensive system that effectively uses technology in elementary schools and secondary schools to improve student academic achievement. (2) To encourage the establishment or expansion of initiatives, including initiatives involving public-priva [...]

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SEC. 2403. DEFINITIONS. In this part: (1) ELIGIBLE LOCAL ENTITY- The term eligible local entity' means — (A) a high-need local educational agency; or (B) an eligible local partnership. (2) ELIGIBLE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP- The term eligible local partnership' means a partnership that — (A) shall include at least one high-need local educational agency and [...]

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SEC. 2404. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out subparts 1 and 2, $1,000,000,000 for fiscal year 2002, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 5 succeeding fiscal years. (b) ALLOCATION OF FUNDS BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL AND NATIONAL INITIATIVES- The amount of funds made available under subsection (a) for a fiscal year shall be allocated so that — (1) not less than 98 percent is made availa [...]

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SEC. 2411. ALLOTMENT AND REALLOTMENT. (a) RESERVATIONS AND ALLOTMENT- From the amount made available to carry out this subpart under section 2404(b)(1) for a fiscal year— (1) the Secretary shall reserve— (A) three-fourths of 1 percent for the Secretary of the Interior for programs under this subpart for schools operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; (B) one-half of 1 percent to provide assistance under th [...]

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SEC. 2412. USE OF ALLOTMENT BY STATE. (a) IN GENERAL- Of the amount provided to a State educational agency (from the agency's allotment under section 2411(a)(2)) for a fiscal year— (1) the State educational agency may use not more than 5 percent to carry out activities under section 2415; and (2) the State educational agency shall distribute the remainder as follows: (A) From 50 percent of the remainder, the State educational agency [...]

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SEC. 2413. STATE APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to receive a grant under this subpart, a State educational agency shall submit to the Secretary, at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may specify, an application containing a new or updated statewide long-range strategic educational technology plan (which shall address the educational technology needs of local educational agencies) and such other information as the Secretary may reasonably require. (b) CONTEN [...]

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SEC. 2414. LOCAL APPLICATIONS. (a) IN GENERAL- To be eligible to receive a subgrant from a State educational agency under this subpart, a local educational agency or eligible local entity shall submit to the State educational agency an application containing a new or updated local long-range strategic educational technology plan that is consistent with the objectives of the statewide educational technology plan described in section 2413(a), and such other information as the State educa [...]

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SEC. 2415. STATE ACTIVITIES. From funds made available under section 2412(a)(1), a State educational agency shall carry out activities and assist local efforts to carry out the purposes of this part, which may include the following activities: (1) Developing, or assisting applicants or recipients of funds under this subpart in the development and utilization of, innovative strategies for the delivery of specialized or rigorous academic courses and curricula thr [...]

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SEC. 2416. LOCAL ACTIVITIES. (a) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT– (1) IN GENERAL– A recipient of funds made available under section 2412(a)(2) shall use not less than 25 percent of such funds to provide ongoing, sustained, and intensive, high-quality professional development. The recipient shall provide professional development in the integration of advanced technologies, including emerging technologies, into curricula and instruction and in us [...]

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SEC. 2421. NATIONAL ACTIVITIES. (a) STUDY- Using funds made available under section 2404(b)(2), the Secretary — (1) shall conduct an independent, long-term study, utilizing scientifically based research methods and control groups or control conditions — (A) on the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement; and [...]

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SEC. 2422. NATIONAL EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY PLAN. (a) IN GENERAL- Based on the Nation's progress and an assessment by the Secretary of the continuing and future needs of the Nation's schools in effectively using technology to provide all students the opportunity to meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards, the Secretary shall update and publish, in a form readily accessible to the public, a national long-range technolog [...]

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SEC. 2431. READY-TO-LEARN TELEVISION. (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary is authorized to award grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, eligible entities described in paragraph (3) to enable such entities — (A) to develop, produce, and distribute educational and instructional video programming for preschool and elementary school children and their parents in order t [...]

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SEC. 2441. INTERNET SAFETY. (a) IN GENERAL- No funds made available under this part to a local educational agency for an elementary school or secondary school that does not receive services at discount rates under section 254(h)(5) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254(h)(5)) may be used to purchase computers used to access the Internet, or to pay for direct costs associated with accessing the Internet, for such school unless the school, school b [...]

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SEC. 202. CONTINUATION OF AWARDS. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, in the case of — (1) a person or entity that, prior to the date of enactment of this Act, was awarded funds appropriated under the Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2001 for new teacher recruitment initiatives; or (2) a person or agency that, prior to the date of enactment of this Act, [...]

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