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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

98 STAT. 1279

ers at the elementary level to teach mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning; (3) the State standards for teacher certification, including any special exceptions currently made, for teachers of mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning; (4) the availability of adequate curricula, instructional materials and equipment, in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning; and (5) the degree of access to instruction in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning of historically underrepresented and underserved individuals and of the gifted and talented. (b) Each such assessment shall also describe the programs, initiatives, and resources committed or projected to be undertaken within the State to— (1) improve teacher recruitment and retention; (2) improve teacher qualifications and skills in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer and computer learning; (3) improve curricula in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning including instructional materials and equipment; and (4) improve access for historically underrepresented and underserved populations, and for the gifted and talented, to instruction in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and computer learning. (c)(1) Each State assessment shall be developed in consultation with the Governor, the State legislature. State Board of Education, local educational agencies within the State, and representatives of— (A) vocational secondary schools and area vocational education schools, (B) public and private institutions of higher education, (C) teacher organizations, (D) private industry, (E) other public organizations, including libraries, museums, and educational television stations, and professional scientific and mathematics associations, and (F) private elementary and secondary schools, within the State. (2) Each State assessment shall be submitted jointly by the State educational agency and the State agency for higher education.

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STATE APPLICATION

SEC. 209. (a) Each State which desires to receive grants under this Grants, title shall file an application with the Secretary at such time, in 20 USC 3969. such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information as the Secretary may reasonably require. (b) Each such application shall— (1) designate the State educational agency for the purpose of programs described in section 206, and the State agency for higher education for programs described in section 207 as the agency or agencies responsible for the administration and supervision of the programs described in sections 207 and 208, as the case may be; (2) describe the programs for which assistance is sought under the application;