Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 1.djvu/720

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106 STAT. 688 PUBLIC LAW 102-325—JULY 23, 1992 age population of the State bears to the school-age population of all States. "(d) TEACHER CORPS SCHOOL. —For the purpose of this subpart the term Teacher Corps school' means a public elementary or secondsiry school identified by the State educational agency as having the highest levels of poverty and the lowest levels of student achievement based on a ranking of such elementary schools and secondary schools in the State according to the number of children living in poverty and the levels of student achievement. In carrying out the prece(fing sentence, the State educational agency shall identify and inform not more than 10 percent of such elementary schools and not more than 10 percent of such secondary schools in the State which have the highest levels of poverty and the lowest levels of student achievement. "(e) DESIGNATION. — "(1) SCHOLARSHIP. —^A scholarship awarded under this sub- \ part shall be referred to as a Teacher Corps scholarship'. \ "(2) RECIPIENT. —^A recipient of a scholarship under this subpart shall be referred to as a Teacher Corps member'. 20 USC 1106a. "SEC. 542. USE OF FUNDS. " (a) SECRETARY. —The Secretary shall use funds provided pursuant to this subpart to— "(1) disseminate information nationally about the availability of scholarships under this subpart; "(2) conduct activities, with the cooperation of the State and local educational agencies, which foster communication among, and bring together, members of the Teacher Corps, including activities such as written communications, meetings, or trsdning sessions; "(3) establish and conduct simimer preservice orientation programs for Teacher Corps members about to begin teaching; "(4) ensure that Teacher Corps members recognize the challenges of teaching in a Teacher Corps school; "(5) inform Teacher Corps members of Teacher Corps schools and facilitate the hiring and placement of Teacher Corps members at Teacher Corps schools; "(6) evaluate appHcations from and award grants to State educational agencies to enable such agencies to award Teacher Corps scholarships in accordance witii the provisions of this subpart; and "(7) collect scholarship repayments from individual Teacher Corps members, in accordance with the provisions of section 546. "(b) STATE EDUCATIONAL AGENCY. —Each State educational agency receiving a grant under this subpart shall use such grant funds to— "(1) evaluate applications for Teacher Corps membership and award scholarships to Teacher Corps members; "(2) provide technical assistance to local educational agencies estabhshing and operating induction programs; "(3) ensure that Teacher Corps members understand the obligation to repay the scholarships received under this subpart upon failure to comply with the conditions of the scholarship; and "(4) ensure that Teacher Corps members are fulfilling the obligation to repay scholarships received \inder this subpart,