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PUBLIC LAW 101-476—OCT. 30, 1990 104 STAT. 1137 for effectively facilitating such learning in preservice, inservice, and continuing education; "(B) the organization, integration, and presentation of knowledge so that such knowledge can be incorporated and imparted in personnel preparation, continuing education programs, and other relevant training and communication vehicles; and "(C) the expansion and improvement of networks that exchange knowledge and practice information. "(b) In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider the special education, related services, or early intervention and research experience of applicants. "(c) The Secretary shall publish proposed.priorities under this part in the Federal Register not later than 12 months preceding the fiscal year for which they are being announced, and shall allow a period of 60 days for public comments and suggestions. The Secretary shall, after analyzing and considering the public comments, publish final priorities in the Federal Register not later than 9() days after the close of the comment period. "(d) The Secretary shall provide an index (including the title of each project and the name and address of the funded organization) of all projects conducted under this part in the prior fiscgd year in the annual report described under section 618. "(e) The Secretary shall— "(1) coordinate the priorities established under subsection (b) with research priorities established by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research and other appro- '• priate agencies conducting research pertaining to the education of individuals with disabilities; and "(2) provide information concerning priorities established under subsection (b) to the National Council on Disability and to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Advisory Committee for Exceptional Children. "(f)(1) The Secretary shall make grants or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements for the establishment of a center or centers designed to organize, synthesize, and disseminate current knowledge relating to children with attention deficit disorder with respect to the following: "(A) Assessment techniques, instruments, and strategies used for identification, location, evaluation and for measurement of progress. "(B) Knowledge and skill competencies needed by professionals providing special and regular education and related services. "(C) Environmental, organizational, resource, and other conditions necessary for effective professional practice. "(D) Developmental and learning characteristics. "(E) Instructional strategies, techniques, and activities. "(F) Curricula and instructional tools such as textbooks, media, materials, and technology. "(G) Strategies, techniques, and activities related to involvement of families. "(2) In awarding grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give priority consideration to applicants with— "(A) demonstrated knowledge concerning the disorder; Federal Register, publication. Grant programs. Government contracts.