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108 STAT. 3644 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(11) research on, and the evaluation of, the effectiveness and benefits of technology in education; "(12) a biennial assessment of, and report to the public regarding, the uses of technology in elementary and secondary education throughout the United States upon which private businesses and Federal, State, tribal, and local governments may rely for decisionmaking about the need for, and provision of, appropriate technologies in schools, which assessment and report shall use, to the e:;ent possible, existing information and resources; "(13) conferences on, and dissemination of information regarding, the uses of technology in education; "(14) the development of model strategies to promote gender equity concerning access to, and the use of, technology in the classroom; "(15) encouraging collaboration between the Department and other Federal agencies in the development, implementation, evaluation and funding of applications of technology for education, as appropriate; and "(16) such other activities as the Secretary determines will meet the purposes of this subpart. "(d) NON-FEDERAL SHARE.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Secretary may require any recipient of a grant or contract under this section to share in the cost of the activities assisted under such grant or contract, which non-Federal share shall be announced through a notice in the Federal Register and may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions, fairly valued. "(2) INCREASE.— The Secretary may increase the non-Federal share that is required of a recipient of a grant or contract under this section after the first year such recipient receives funds under such grant or contract. "(3) MAXIMUM.— The non-Federal share required under this section shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the activities asssted pursuant to a grant or contract under this section. 20 USC 6833. "SEC. 31J3. STUDY, EVALUATION AND REPORT OF FUNDING ALTER- NATIVES. "The Secretary, through the Office of Educational Technology, shall conduct a study to evaluate, and report to the Congress on, the feasibility of several alternative models for providing sustained and adequate funding for schools throughout the United States so that such schools are able to acquire and maintain technology-enhanced curriculum, instruction, and administrative support resources and services. Such report shall be submitted to the Congress not later than one year after the date of enactment of the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. "Subpart 2—State and Local Programs for School Technology Resources 20 USC 6841. "SEC. 313L ALLOTMENT AND REALLOTMENT. "(a) ALLOTMENT.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in paragraph (2), each State educational agency shall be eligible to receive a grant under this subpart for a fiscal year in an amount which