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[82 STAT. 1095]
[82 STAT. 1095]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

PUBLIC LAW 90-576-OCT. 16, 1968

82 STAT. ]

1095

REDUCING AGE LIMIT IN ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM

SEC. 302. Effective with respect to appropriations for fiscal years beginning after June 30, 1969, section 303(a) of the Adult Education Act of 1966 (title III of Public Law 89-750, 80 Stat. 1216) is amended by striking out "eighteen" and inserting in lieu thereof "sixteen".

20 USC 1202.

C O L L E C T I O N AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

SEC. 303. (a) For the purpose of carrying out more effectively the provisions of the programs administered by him (including those administered by him by delegation), the Commissioner of Education— (1) shall prepare and disseminate to all appropriate State and local agencies and institutions and others concerned with education, complete information on programs of Federal assistance; (2) shall inform the public on federally supported programs for education by providing information to communications media; such dissemination activity shall include the development and issuance of materials which inform teachers, students, the disadvantaged, and dropouts of new and expanding opportunities for education, together with materials specifically directed to institutions or individuals vested with responsibility for one or more programs administered by the Commissioner; (3) shall develop, on both formal and informal bases, a close liaison for interchange of ideas and information with representatives of American business and with service, labor, or other organizations, both public and private, to advance American education; (4) shall collect data and information on programs qualifying for assistance under programs administered by him for the purpose of obtaining objective measurements of the effectiveness achieved in carrying out the purposes of such programs; (5) may upon request provide advice, counsel, technical assistance, and demonstrations to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, or institutions of higher education undertaking to initiate or expand programs in order to increase the quality or depth or broaden the scope of such programs, and shall inform such agencies and institutions of the availability of assistance pursuant to this clause; (6) shall prepare and disseminate to State educational agencies, Annual report. local educational agencies, and other appropriate agencies and institutions an annual report setting forth developments in the utilization and adaptation of programs administered by him; and (7) may enter into contracts with public or private agencies, organizations, groups, or individuals to carry out the provisions of this section. Rural areas. (b)(1) For such purpose and also for the purpose of carrying out Counseling and more effectively other provisions of Federal law, the Commissioner, technical assistupon request from a State educational agency, shall provide coun- ^nce. seling and technical assistance to elementary and secondary schools in rural areas, as defined by the Commissioner, of such State (A) in determining benefits available to such agencies and schools under Federal laws, and (B) in preparing applications and meeting other requirements for such benefits. Assistance pursuant to this subsection may, in accordance with such request, be provided by personnel from the Office of Education or be provided in the form of grants in such

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