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SEC. 2403. DEFINITIONS.

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In this part:

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(1) ELIGIBLE LOCAL ENTITY- The term eligible local entity means —

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(A) a high-need local educational agency; or

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(B) an eligible local partnership.

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(2) ELIGIBLE LOCAL PARTNERSHIP- The term eligible local partnership means a partnership that —

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(A) shall include at least one high-need local educational agency and at least one —

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(i) local educational agency that can demonstrate that teachers in schools served by the agency are effectively integrating technology and proven teaching practices into instruction, based on a review of relevant research, and that the integration results in improvement in —

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(I) classroom instruction in the core academic subjects; and

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(II) the preparation of students to meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards;

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(ii) institution of higher education that is in full compliance with the reporting requirements of section 207(f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and that has not been identified by its State as low-performing under section 208 of such Act;

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(iii) for-profit business or organization that develops, designs, manufactures, or produces technology products or services, or has substantial expertise in the application of technology in instruction; or

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(iv) public or private nonprofit organization with demonstrated experience in the application of educational technology to instruction; and

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(B) may include other local educational agencies, educational service agencies, libraries, or other educational entities appropriate to provide local programs.

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(3) HIGH-NEED LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY- The term high-need local educational agency means a local educational agency that —

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(A) is among the local educational agencies in a State with the highest numbers or percentages of children from families with incomes below the poverty line; and

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(B)(i) operates one or more schools identified under section 1116; or

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(ii) has a substantial need for assistance in acquiring and using technology.