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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 1582

PUBLIC LAW 99-498—OCT. 17, 1986

preparing an adequate supply of vocational teachers of handicapped students, with added emphasis on the preparation required to teach combined classrooms of handicapped, or other highly targeted groups of students and other students within a vocational education setting. (2) The analysis conducted under this subsection may include assessment of other educational needs identified by the Congress, including an assessment of the need for instructional equipment and materials in elementary and secondary schools and in institutions of higher education. (e) EQUITABLE STUDENT AID FOR FARM FAMILIES.—The Secretary

shall conduct a study of financial aid formulas under title IV of the Act for students in postsecondary educational institutions with special attention to devising a more equitable formula for farm families. Contracts. 20 USC 1011 note.

SEC. 1304. EVALUATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION.

(a) EVALUATION.—The Secretary shall enter into a contract with a qualified entity to study and evaluate the programs established under part A of this title. (b) SECRETARY'S RESPONSIBILITIES.—The Secretary shall assist in evaluating the status and progress of adult education and postsecondary continuing education in achieving the purposes of this title. Such assistance shall include— (1) an analysis of the findings of the report under subsection (a) together with suggestions for improvements in planning or program operation; and (2) an information network on research in adult and continuing education, the operation of model or innovative programs, successful experiences in the planning, administration, and conduct of adult and continuing education programs, and advances in curriculum and instructional practices and technologies. (c) REPORT.—Not later than January 1, 1990, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress on the program evaluations required under this title and on any progress in fulfilling the goals and purposes of this title. The Secretary may include in the report appropriate recommendations or legislative proposals. SEC. 1305. STUDY OF BANKRUPTCY TREATMENT OF STUDENTS.

11 USC 1301 et seq. Reports.

20 USC 1070a note.

Reports.

The Secretary shall conduct a study of the treatment of students under chapter 13 of title 11, United States Code, relating to the discharge of student loan indebtedness in bankruptcy proceedings, and of the effect of including such students under that provision of that law. The Secretary shall prepare and submit a report to the Congress on the study required by this section not later than 3 months after the date of enactment of this Act. SEC. 1306. STUDY OF PELL GRANT LESS THAN HALF-TIME STUDENTS.

The Secretary shall conduct a study to determine the number of less than half-time students who would be eligible for Pell grants by reason of having an expected family contribution of $0 and by reason of having an expected family contribution of $0-$200 for the appropriate academic years. The Secretary shall prepare and submit a report to the Congress not later than September 30, 1988, on the results of the study required by this section.