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108 STAT. 3718 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 challenging State student performance standards in academic areas by— "(1) developing systemic improvement and reform of educational programs serving limited English proficient students through the development and implementation of exemplary bilingual education programs and special alternative instruction programs; "(2) developing bilingual skills and multicultural understanding; "(3) developing the English of such children and youth and, to the extent possible, the native language skills of such children and youth; "(4) providing similar assistance to Native Americans with certain modifications relative to the unique status of Native American languages under Federal law; "(5) developing data collection and dissemination, research, materials development, and technical assistance which is focused on school improvement for limited English proficient students; and "(6) developing programs which strengthen and improve the professional training of educational personnel who work with limited English proficient students. 20 USC 7403. "SEC. 7103. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. "(a) IN GENERAL.—For the purpose of carrying out this part, there are authorized to be appropriated $215,000,000 for the Hscal year 1995 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the four succeeding fiscal years. "(b) DISTRIBUTION.—From the sums appropriated under subsection (a) for any fiscal year, the Secretary shall reserve not less than 25 percent of such funds for such year to carry out subpart 3. 20 USC 7404. "SEC. 7104. NATIVE AMERICAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL. "(a) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. — For the purpose of carrying out programs under this part for individuals served by elementary, secondary, and postsecondary schools operated predominately for Native American or Alaska Native children and youth, an Indian tribe, a tribally sanctioned educational authority, a Native Hawaiian or Native American Pacific Islander native language education organization, or an elementary or secondary school that is operated or funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs shall be considered to be a local educational agency as such term is used in this part, subject to the following qualifications: "(1) INDIAN TRIBE.— The term 'Indian tribe' means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), that is recognized for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians. "(2) TRIBALLY SANCTIONED EDUCATIONAL AUTHORITY. —The term 'tribally sanctioned educational authority' means— "(A) any department or division of education operating within the administrative structure of the duly constituted governing body of an Indian tribe; and