Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/281

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-134 for the agency or entity to establish one or more public charter schools: (1) The Library of Congress. (2) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (3) The Drug Enforcement Administration. (4) The National Science Foundation. (5) The Department of Justice. (6) The Department of Defense. (7) The Department of Education. (8) The Smithsonian Institution, including the National Zoological Park, the National Museum of American History, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the National Gallery of Art. (b) REPORT.— Not later than 120 days after date of enactment of this Act, any agency or institution described in subsection (a) that has explored the feasibility of establishing a public charter school shall report its determination on the feasibility to the appropriate congressional committees. Subtitle C—World Class Schools Task Force, Core Curriculum, Content Standards, Assessments, and Promotion Gates PART 1—WORLD CLASS SCHOOLS TASK FORCE, CORE CURRICULUM, CONTENT STANDARDS, AND ASSESS- MENTS SEC. 2311. GRANT AUTHORIZED AND RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED. (a) GRANT AUTHORIZED.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Superintendent is authorized to award a grant to a World Class Schools Task Force to enable such task force to make the recommendation described in subsection (b). (2) DEFINITION.— For the purpose of this subtitle, the term "World Class Schools Task Force" means 1 nonprofit organization located in the District of Columbia that— (A) has a national reputation for advocating content standards; (B) has a national reputation for advocating a strong liberal arts curriculum; (C) has experience with at least 4 urban school districts for the purpose of establishing content standards; (D) has developed and managed professional development programs in science, mathematics, the humanities and the arts; and (E) is governed by an independent board of directors composed of citizens with a variety of experiences in education and public policy. (b) RECOMMENDATION REQUIRED.— (1) IN GENERAL. —The World Class Schools Task Force shall recommend to the Superintendent, the Board of Education, and the District of Columbia Goals Panel the following: (A) Content standards in the core academic subjects that are developed by working with the District of Columbia community, which standards shall be developed not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act.