20 U.S. Code § 6661 - Purpose; definitions

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(a) Purpose
The purpose of this part is to improve the academic achievement of students in the areas of mathematics and science by encouraging State educational agencies, institutions of higher education, local educational agencies, elementary schools, and secondary schools to participate in programs that—
(1) improve and upgrade the status and stature of mathematics and science teaching by encouraging institutions of higher education to assume greater responsibility for improving mathematics and science teacher education through the establishment of a comprehensive, integrated system of recruiting, training, and advising mathematics and science teachers;
(2) focus on the education of mathematics and science teachers as a career-long process that continuously stimulates teachers’ intellectual growth and upgrades teachers’ knowledge and skills;
(3) bring mathematics and science teachers in elementary schools and secondary schools together with scientists, mathematicians, and engineers to increase the subject matter knowledge of mathematics and science teachers and improve such teachers’ teaching skills through the use of sophisticated laboratory equipment and work space, computing facilities, libraries, and other resources that institutions of higher education are better able to provide than the elementary schools and secondary schools;
(4) develop more rigorous mathematics and science curricula that are aligned with challenging State and local academic content standards and with the standards expected for postsecondary study in engineering, mathematics, and science; and
(5) improve and expand training of mathematics and science teachers, including training such teachers in the effective integration of technology into curricula and instruction.
(b) Definitions
In this part:
(1) Eligible partnership
The term “eligible partnership” means a partnership that—
(A) shall include—
(i) if grants are awarded under section 6662 (a)(1) of this title, a State educational agency;
(ii) an engineering, mathematics, or science department of an institution of higher education; and
(iii) a high-need local educational agency; and
(B) may include—
(i) another engineering, mathematics, science, or teacher training department of an institution of higher education;
(ii) additional local educational agencies, public charter schools, public or private elementary schools or secondary schools, or a consortium of such schools;
(iii) a business; or
(iv) a nonprofit or for-profit organization of demonstrated effectiveness in improving the quality of mathematics and science teachers.
(2) Summer workshop or institute
The term “summer workshop or institute” means a workshop or institute, conducted during the summer, that—
(A) is conducted for a period of not less than 2 weeks;
(B) includes, as a component, a program that provides direct interaction between students and faculty; and
(C) provides for followup training during the academic year that is conducted in the classroom for a period of not less than three consecutive or nonconsecutive days, except that—
(i) if the workshop or institute is conducted during a 2-week period, the followup training shall be conducted for a period of not less than 4 days; and
(ii) if the followup training is for teachers in rural school districts, the followup training may be conducted through distance learning.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2201, as added Pub. L. 107–110, title II, § 201,Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1642.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 6661,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2251, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–391, set forth purposes of former part relating to reading and literacy grants, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.
A prior section 2201 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 6641 of this title, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.
Another prior section 2201 ofPub. L. 89–10was classified to section 3011 of this title, prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 89–10by Pub. L. 103–382.
Prior sections 6661a to 6661i were omitted in the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 107–110.
Section 6661a,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2252, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–392; amended Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(4) [div. B, title XVI, § 1606(b)(2)(A)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–335, defined terms for purposes of former part. See sections 6368 and 6371 of this title.
Section 6661b,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2253, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–393, related to reading and literacy grants to State educational agencies. See section 6362 of this title.
Section 6661c,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2254, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–397, related to use of amounts by State educational agencies.
Section 6661d,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2255, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–397, related to local reading improvement subgrants. See section 6372 of this title.
Section 6661e,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2256, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–401, related to tutorial assistance subgrants.
Section 6661f,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2257, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–405, related to national evaluation of programs under former part.
Section 6661g,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2258, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–405, related to information dissemination. See sections 6367 and 6374 of this title.
Section 6661h,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2259, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–405, related to State evaluations and performance reports.
Section 6661i,Pub. L. 89–10, title II, § 2260, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 101(a)(2)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–406; amended Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(4) [div. B, title XVI, § 1606(b)(2)(B)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–335, related to authorization of appropriations, reservations from appropriations, and sunset.

 

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