PUBLIC LAW 102-325—JULY 23, 1992 106 STAT. 687 "SEC. 539. EVALUATION. "(a) IN GENERAL. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall conduct, by grant or contract, an independent evaluation of— "(A) Christa McAuliffe fellows; and " (B) the impact of the activities undertaken by the Christa McAunffe fellows on teachers, teacher research, curricula, staff development, improvement of programs and improvement of student achievement. "(2) COMPETITIVE BASIS. —The grant or contract described in paragraph (1) shall be awarded on a competitive basis. "(b) CONTENTS. —The evaluation shall— "(1) include information on the nature of projects developed and implemented by Christa McAuHffe fellows; "(2) assess the measurable effects of such projects on the academic performance of the students served by such projects; "(3) assess the effect of the fellowship program assisted under this subpart on the postfellowship experiences of Christa McAuliffe fellows; "(4) identify the barriers to such program's effectiveness; "(5) assess the extent to which successml projects were disseminated and adopted by other teachers and schools without further Federal assistance; and "(6) determine and explore ways to improve the cost-effectiveness of such program. . "(c) EVALUATION REPORTS.— The Secretary shall submit such interim evaluation reports to the President and the Congress as may be appropriate, and shall submit a final report on or before January 1, 1997. "(d) FUNDING. —The Secretary shall reserve a total of not more than $1,000,000 from the amounts appropriated piu*suant to the authority of section 540 in fiscal years 1993 through 1997 to carry out this section. SEC. 640. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. "There are authorized to be appropriated $20,000,000 for fiscal year 1993 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 4 succeeding fiscal years to carry out this subpart. "Subpart 3—Teacher Corps 20 USC 1105h. Contracts. 20 USC 11051. SEC. 541. TEACHER CORPS PROGRAM AUTHORIZED. "(a) GRANTS BY THE SECRETARY.— In any fiscal year in which the appropriations for this subpart do not equal or exceed $50,000,000, the Secretary is authorized, in accordance with the provisions of this subpart, to make grants, on a competitive basis, to State educational agencies to carry out Teacher Corps activities. " (b) STATE GRANT PROGRAM. —In any fiscal year in which the appropriations for this subpart equal or exceed $50,000,000, the Secretary is authorized, in accordance with the provisions of this subpart, to make grants to State educational agencies from allocations under subsection (c) to carry out Teacher Corps activities. "(c) ALLOCATION.—Except as provided in subsection (a), each State educational agency shall be eligible to receive a grant under this subpart in each fiscal year that bears the same rano to the amount appropriated under section 548 in that fiscal year as the school- 20 USC 1106.
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