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105 STAT. 314 PUBLIC LAW 102-62—JUNE 27, 1991 "(3)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall award grants and enter into contracts under this section for periods of 2 or 3 years. "(B) The Secretary may award a grant or enter into a contract under this section for a period of less than 2 years in any case in which the Secretary determines that special circumstances exist."; and "(2) by adding at the end the following: " (d) APPLICATIONS.— "(1) Any agency, organization, or institution described in subsection (a)(1) that desires to receive a grant or enter into a contract under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. (2) The Secretary shall convene a panel of experts for purgoses of reviewing applications submitted under paragraph (1). uch experts shall be individuals who have experience in and are familiar with law-related education.". National Council on Education Standards and Testing Act. 20 USC 1221-1 note. TITLE IV—NATIONAL COUNCIL ON EDUCATION STANDARDS AND TESTING SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "National Council on Education Standards and Testing Act". SEC. 402. PURPOSE AND FINDINGS. (a PURPOSE.— The purpose of this title is to create a national council to provide advice on the desirability and feasibility of national standards and testing in education. (b) FINDINGS.— The Congress finds that— (1) organizations have begun developing national education standards for various subject areas and grade levels; (2) groups have called for the expansion of national testing for school children; (3) decisions regarding the desirability and feasibility of additional national testing should follow such decisions on national standards for education; (4) efforts regarding national standards and testing should be undertaken with the broadest possible participation by the public; and (5) a major national council is needed to assure broad participation by the public, to provide a focus for national debate on national education standards and testing, and to provide advice on the desirability and feasibility of developing national standards and testing. SEC. 403. ESTABLISHMENT. There is established a council to be known as the National Council on Education Standards and Testing (in this title referred to as the "Council"). SEC. 404. DUTIES. The Council shall advise the American people on— (1) whether suitable specific education standards should and can be established, such as world class standards, for—