115 STAT. 1640 PUBLIC LAW 107-110-^AN. 8, 2002 "(iv) professional development to train early childhood educators in identifying and preventing behavioral problems in children or working with children identified as or suspected to be victims of abuse; "(v) activities that assist and support early childhood educators during their first 3 years in the field; "(vi) development and implementation of early childhood educator professional development programs that make use of distance learning and other technologies; "(vii) professional development activities related to the selection and use of screening and diagnostic assessments to improve teaching and learning; and "(viii) data collection, evaluation, and reporting needed to meet the requirements of paragraph (6) relating to accountability. "(6) ACCOUNTABILITY. — "(A) ACHIEVEMENT INDICATORS. — On the date on which the Secretary first issues a notice soliciting applications for grants under this subsection, the Secretary shall announce achievement indicators for this subsection, which shall be designed— "(i) to measure the quality and accessibility of the professional development provided; "(ii) to measure the impact of that professional development on the early childhood education provided by the individuals who receive the professional development; and "(iii) to provide such other measures of program impact as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. "(B) ANNUAL REPORTS; TERMINATION. — "(i) ANNUAL REPORTS.— Each partnership receiving a grant under this subsection shall report annually to the Secretary on the partnership's progress toward attaining the achievement indicators. "(ii) TERMINATION.—The Secretary may terminate a grant under this subsection at any time if the Secretary determines that the partnership receiving the grant is not making satisfactory progress toward attaining the achievement indicators. "(7) COST-SHARING.— "(A) IN GENERAL.— Each partnership carrying out a project through a grant awarded under this subsection shall provide, from sources other than the program carried out under this subsection, which may include Federal sources— "(i) at least 50 percent of the total cost of the project for the grant period; and "(ii) at least 20 percent of the project cost for each year. "(B) ACCEPTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS. —^A partnership may meet the requirements of subparagraph (A) by providing contributions in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, and services. "(C) WAIVERS.— The Secretary may waive or modify the requirements of subparagraph (A) for partnerships in cases of demonstrated financial hardship.
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