Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 98 Part 2.djvu/1226

This page needs to be proofread.
PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2386

Report.

Ante, p. 2370.

PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984 a division, within the Office, which is exclusively responsible for the collection, aggregation, analysis, and publication of data and information on the operation and effectiveness of programs assisted under this title. "(c) The Secretary, in consultation with the Council, shall prepare and, not later than February 1 of 1986 and 1988, shall submit to the Congress and the President a report on the condition of bilingual education in the Nation and the administration and operation of this title and of other programs for persons of limited English proficiency. Such report shall include— "(1) a national assessment of the educational needs of children and other persons with limited English proficiency and of the extent to which such needs are being met from Federal, State, and local efforts; "(2) a plan, including cost estimates, to be carried out during the five-year period beginning on such date, for extending programs of bilingual education and bilingual vocational and adult education programs to all such preschool and elementary school children and other persons of limited English proficiency, including a phased plan for the training of the necessary teachers and other educational personnel necessary for such purpose; "(3) a report on and evaluation of the activities carried out under this title during the preceding two fiscal years and the extent to which each of such activities achieves the policy set forth in section 702(a); "(4) a statement of the activities intended to be carried out during the succeeding period, including an estimate of the cost of such activities; "(5)(A) an assessment of the number of teachers and other educational personnel needed to carry out programs of bilingual education under this title and those carried out under other programs for persons of limited English proficiency; "(B) a statement describing the activities carried out thereunder designed to prepare teachers and other educational personnel for such programs; and "(C) the number of other educational personnel needed to carry out programs of bilingual education in the States; and "(6) an estimate of the number of fellowships in the field of training teachers for bilingual education which will be necessary for the two succeeding fiscal years. "(d) In order to maximize Federal efforts aimed at serving the educational needs of children of limited English proficiency, the Secretary shall coordinate and closely cooperate with other programs administered by the Department of Education, including such areas as teacher training, program content, research, and curriculum. The Secretary's report under subsection (c) shall include demonstration that such coordination has taken place. "(e) The Secretary shall ensure that the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs is staffed with sufficent personnel trained, or with experience in, bilingual education to discharge effectively the provisions of this title. NATIONAL ADVISORY AND COORDINATING COUNCIL ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Establishment. 20 USC 3262.

"SEC. 752. (a) Subject to part D of the General Education Provisions Act, there shall be a National Advisory and (Coordinating