Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/293

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PUBLIC LAW 104-134—APR. 26, 1996 110 STAT. 1321-146 (C) RESULTS OF ASSESSMENT. — The private, nonprofit corporation shall ensure that the assessment carried out under this paragraph provides, at a minimum, necessary information on state-of-the-art educational technology within the District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools, including— (i) the extent to which typical District of Columbia public schools have access to such state-of-the-art educational technology and training for such technology; (ii) how such schools are using such technology; (iii) the need for additional technology and the need for infrastructure for the implementation of such additional technology; (iv) the need for computer hardware, software, training, and funding for such additional technology or infrastructure; and (v) the potential for computer linkages among District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools. (4) SHORT-TERM TECHNOLOGY PLAN.— (A) IN GENERAL.— Based upon the results of the technology assessment under paragraph (3), the private, nonprofit corporation shall develop a 3-year plan that includes goals, priorities, and strategies for obtaining the resources necessary to implement strategies to ensure access to stateof-the-art educational technology within the District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools. (B) IMPLEMENTATION. — The private, nonprofit corporation, in conjunction with schools, students, parents, and teachers, shall implement the plan developed under subparagraph (A). (5) LONG-TERM TECHNOLOGY PLAN. —Prior to the completion of the implementation of the short-term technology plan under paragraph (4), the private, nonprofit corporation shall develop a plan under which the corporation will continue to coordinate the donation of private sector resources for maintaining the continuous improvement and upgrading of state-of-the-art educational technology within the District of Columbia public schools and public charter schools. (c) DISTRICT EMPLOYMENT AND LEARNING CENTER. — (1) ESTABLISHMENT. — The private, nonprofit corporation shall establish a center to be known as the "District Employ- ment and Learning Center" (in this subtitle referred to as the "center"), which shall serve as a regional institute providing job training and employment assistance. (2) DUTIES.— (A) JOB TR^UNING AND EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PRO- GRAM.— The center shall establish a program to provide job training and employment assistance in the District of Columbia and shall coordinate with career preparation programs in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, such as vocational education, school-to-work, and career academies in the District of Columbia public schools. (B) CONDUCT OF PROGRAM. — In carrying out the program established under subparagraph (A), the center— (i) shall provide job training and employment assistance to youths who have attained the age of