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105 STAT. 310 PUBLIC LAW 102-62—JUNE 27, 1991 teachers in National Writing Project intensive summer workshops and school-year inservice programs through one of the 141 regional sites located in 43 States, and in 4 sites that serve United States teachers teaching overseas; (16) 250 National Writing Project sites are needed to establish regional sites to serve all teachers; (17) 13 National Writing Project sites in 8 different States have been discontinued in 1988 due to lack of funding; and (18) private foundation resources, although generous in the past, are inadequate to fund all of the National Writing Project sites needed and the future of the program is in jeopardy without secure financial support. SEC. 202. NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT. (a) AUTHORIZATION. — The Secretary is authorized to make a grant to the National Writing Project (hereafter in this section referred to as the "grantee"), a nonprofit educational organization which has as its primary purpose the improvement of the quality of student writing and learning, and the teaching of writing as a learning process in the Nation's classrooms— (1) to support and promote the establishment of teacher training programs, including the dissemination of effective practices and research findings regarding the teaching of writing and administrative activities; (2) to support classroom research on effective teaching practice and to document student performance; and (3) to pay the Federal share of the cost of such programs. Contracts. (b) REQUIREMENTS OF GRANT.— The grant shall provide that— ^°^PTM£*. (1) the grantee will enter into contracts with institutions of "' " higher education or other nonprofit educational providers (hereafter in this section referred to as "contractors') under which the contractors will agree to establish, operate, and provide the non-Federal share of the cost of teacher training programs in effective approaches and processes for the teaching of writing; (2) funds made available by the Secretary to the grantee pursuant to any contract entered into under this section will be used to pay the Federal share of the cost of establishing and operating teacher training programs as provided in paragraph (1); and (3) the grantee will meet such other conditions and standards as the Secretary determines to be necessary to assure compliance with the provisions of this section and will provide such technical assistance as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. (c) TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS.— The teacher training programs authorized in subsection (a) shall— (1) be conducted during the school year and during the summer months; (2) train teachers who teach grades kindergarten through college; (3) select teachers to become members of a National Writing Project teacher network whose members will conduct writing workshops for other teachers in the area served by each National Writing Project site; and (4) encourage teachers from all disciplines to participate in such teacher training programs. organizations.