Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 5.djvu/376

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108 STAT. 3866 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(7) the extent of involvement of teachers and other school personnel in investigating, designing, implementing and sustaining the activities assisted under this part; "(8) the process to be used for involving parents and other stakeholders in the development and implementation of the activities assisted under this part; "(9) any cooperation or collaboration among public housing authorities, libraries, businesses, museums, community-based organizations, and other community groups and organizations to extend engaging, high-quality, standards-based learning time outside of the school day or year, at the school or at some other site; "(10) the training and professional development activities that will be offered to teachers and others involved in the activities assisted under this part; "(11) the goals and objectives of the activities assisted \ under this part, including a description of how such activities will assist all students to reach State standards; "(12) the methods by which the applicant will assess progress in meeting such goals and objectives; and "(13) how the applicant will use funds provided under this part in coordination with other funds provided under this Act or other Federal laws. "(e) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. —Funds under this section may be used— "(1) to study the feasibility of, and effective methods for, extending learning time within or beyond the school day or year, including consultation with other schools or local educational agencies that have designed or implemented extended learning time programs; "(2) to conduct outreach to and consult with community members, including parents, students, and other stakeholders, such as tribal leaders, to develop a plan to extend learning time within or beyond the school day or year; "(3) to develop and implement s^n outreach strategy that will encourage collaboration with pikblic housing authorities, libraries, businesses, museums, community-based organizations, and other community groups ai^d organizations to coordi- \ nate challenging, high-quality educational activities outside of the school day or year; "(4) to support public school improvement efforts that include expansion of time devoted to core academic subjects and the extension of the school year to 210 days; "(5) to research, develop and implement strategies, including changes in curriculum and instruction, for maximizing the quality and percentage of common core learning time in the school day and extending learning time during or beyond the school day or year; "(6) to provide professional development for school staff in innovative teaching methods that challenge and engage students, and also increase the productivity of extended learning time; and "(7) to develop strategies to include parents, business representatives, and other community members in the extended time activities, especially as facilitators of activities that enable teachers to have more time for planning, individual student assistance, and professional development activities.