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114 STAT. 2546 PUBLIC LAW 106-533—NOV. 22, 2000 described in paragraphs (1) through (6) contribute to successful districtwide arts education. "(8) Despite all of the literacy, education, programs, learning and growth findings described in paragraphs (1) through (6), the 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress reported that students lack sufficient opportunity for participatory learning in the arts. "(9) The Arts Education Partnership, a coalition of national and State education, arts, business, and civic groups, is an excellent example of one organization that has demonstrated its effectiveness in addressing the purposes described in section 205(a) and the capacity and credibility to administer arts education programs of national significance. 2 USC 812. "SEC. 203. DEFINITIONS. "In this title: "(1) ARTS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP. —The term 'Arts Education Partnership' means a private, nonprofit coalition of education, arts, business, philanthropic, and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of arts education in enabling all students to succeed in school, life, and work, and was formed in 1995. "(2) BOARD.— The term 'Board' means the Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Awards Board established under section 204. "(3) ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; SECONDARY SCHOOL. —The terms 'elementary school' and 'secondary school' mean— "(A) a public or private elementary school or secondary school (as the case may be), as defined in section 14101 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 8801); or "(B) a bureau funded school as defined in section 1146 of the Education Amendments of 1978 (25 U.S.C. 2026). "(4) STATE.—The term 'State' means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. 2 USC 813. "SEC. 204. ESTABLISHMENT OF BOARD. "There is established within the legislative branch of the Federal Government a Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Awards Board. The Board shall be responsible for administering the awards program described in section 205. 2 USC 814. "SEC 205. BOARD DUTIES. "(a) AWARDS PROGRAM ESTABLISHED. —The Board shall establish and administer an awards program to be known as the 'Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Awards Program'. The purpose of the program shall be to— "(1) celebrate the positive impact and public benefits of the arts; "(2) encourage all elementary schools and secondary schools to integrate the arts into the school curriculum; "(3) spotlight the most compelling evidence of the relationship between the arts and student learning;