20 U.S. Code § 6771 - National activities
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(1) shall conduct an independent, long-term study, utilizing scientifically based research methods and control groups or control conditions—
(A) on the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement; and
(2) shall establish an independent review panel to advise the Secretary on methodological and other issues that arise in conducting the long-term study;
(3) shall consult with other interested Federal departments or agencies, State and local educational practitioners and policymakers (including teachers, principals, and superintendents), and experts in technology, regarding the study; and
Using funds made available under section 6754 (b)(2) of this title, the Secretary shall make widely available, including through dissemination on the Internet and to all State educational agencies and other recipients of funds under this part, findings identified through activities carried out under this section regarding the conditions and practices under which educational technology is effective in increasing student academic achievement.
(c) Technical assistance
Using funds made available under section 6754 (b)(2) of this title, the Secretary may provide technical assistance (directly or through the competitive award of grants or contracts) to State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and other recipients of funds, particularly in rural areas, under this part, in order to assist such State educational agencies, local educational agencies, and other recipients to achieve the purposes of this part.
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