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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1470

Disadvantaged persons. Schools and colleges.

Employment and unemployment.

20 USC 5003.

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

modern technical and laboratory equipment in our educational institutions; (5) restoring our competitiveness and enhancing our productivity will require that all workers possess basic educational skills and that many others possess highly specific skills in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and vocational areas; and (6) our Nation must recognize the substantial impact that an investment in human capital will have on increasing productivity. (b) PURPOSE.—It is therefore the purpose of this title to establish programs designed— (1) to enhance ongoing efforts in elementary and secondary education; (2) to improve our productivity and competitive position by investing in human capital; (3) to assist out-of-school youth and adults who are functionally illiterate in obtaining the basic skills needed for them to become productive workers in a competitive economy; (4) to help educational institutions prepare those engaged in work relating to mathematics, science, and foreign languages by improving and expanding instruction in those areas and by modernizing laboratory and technical equipment; (5) to enhance the skills of workers affected, or about to be affected, by economic change, in order to prevent dislocation within existing industries and to strengthen emerging domestic industries; and (6) to accomplish such purposes without impairing the availability of funds to carry out existing programs that address the needs of dislocated workers, such as previously authorized education programs. SEC. 6003. DEFINITIONS.

As used in this title— (1) The term "foreign language instruction" means instruction in critical foreign languages as defined by the Secretary. (2) The term "institution of higher education" has the same meaning given that term by section 1201(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. (3) The terms "local educational agency" and "State educational agency" have the same meaning given such terms under section 198 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (4) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Education. (5) The term "State" means any of the several States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. 20 USC 5004.


Women. Minorities. Handicapped persons.

The Secretary shall ensure, with respect to grants provided under subtitles A and B, that— (1) services assisted by funds received under such grants shall be made available to historically underrepresented and underserved populations of students, including females, minorities, handicapped individuals, individuals with limited English proficiency, and migrant students; (a)