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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1282

Grants.

Research and development.

Federal Register, publication.

PUBLIC LAW 98-377—AUG. 11, 1984

private nonprofit organizations, including museums, libraries, educational television stations, and professional science, mathematics, and engineering societies and associations for programs of national significance in mathematics and science instruction, computer learning, and foreign language instruction in critical languages. The Secretary shall give special consideration to provide assistance to local educational agencies, or consortia thereof, to establish or improve magnet schools for gifted and talented students. In awarding of grants the Secretary shall give special consideration to local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and private nonprofit organizations, including museums, libraries, educational television stations, and professional science, mathematics, and engineering societies and associations providing special services to historically underserved and underrepresented populations in the fields of mathematics and science. (2) The Secretary, from the amount available under paragraph (1) for each fiscal year, shall reserve not to exceed $3,000,000 in each such year for the Director of the National Institute of Education for the purpose of conducting evaluation and research activities. Such evaluation and research activities shall include— (A) a policy analysis of alternative methods to improve instruction in mathematics and science; (B) an annual evaluation of the programs assisted under this title; and (C) research on improving teacher training, retraining, inservice training, and retention, as well as the development of curriculum and materials in the fields of mathematics and science. One-half of the funds reserved under this paragraph shall be used for the research activities described in clause (C). (c) From 25 per centum of the amount available in each fiscal year, the Secretary shall make grants to institutions of higher education for the improvement and expansion of instruction in critical foreign languages. (d) In determining which languages are critical to national security, economic, and scientific needs, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Director of the National Science Foundation. The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a list of critical foreign languages. PAYMENTS

20 USC 3973.

SEC. 213. (a) From the amounts appropriated under section 203(b), the Secretary shall pay, in accordance with the provisions of this title, the costs of the programs and activities described in the application approved under section 209, and the costs of programs of national significance under section 211. (b) Payments under this title shall be made as soon after approval of the application as practicable.