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[121 STAT. 1430]
[121 STAT. 1430]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 1430

PUBLIC LAW 110–134—DEC. 12, 2007 ‘‘(2) OTHER ASSISTANCE.—The Secretary shall, using resources within the Department of Health and Human Services— ‘‘(A) provide appropriate technical assistance to historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities receiving grants under this section, including coordinating with the White House Initiative on historically Black colleges and universities; and ‘‘(B) ensure that the American Indian Programs Branch of the Office of Head Start of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services can effectively administer the programs under this section and provide appropriate technical assistance to Tribal Colleges and Universities under this section. ‘‘(3) APPLICATION.—Each historically Black college or university, Hispanic-serving institution, or Tribal College or University desiring a grant under this section shall submit an application, in partnership with at least 1 Head Start agency enrolling large numbers of students from the populations served by historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, or Tribal Colleges and Universities, to the Secretary, at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require, including a certification that the institution of higher education has established a formal partnership with 1 or more Head Start agencies for the purposes of conducting the activities described in paragraph (1). ‘‘(4) DEFINITIONS.—In this subsection: ‘‘(A) The term ‘Hispanic-serving institution’ has the meaning given such term in section 502 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a). ‘‘(B) The term ‘historically Black college or university’ has the meaning given the term ‘part B institution’ in section 322(2) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1061(2)). ‘‘(C) The term ‘Tribal College or University’ has the meaning given such term in section 316(b) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1059c(b)). ‘‘(5) TEACHING REQUIREMENT.—A student at an institution receiving a grant under this subsection who receives assistance under a program funded under this subsection shall teach in a center-based Head Start program for a period of time equivalent to the period for which they received assistance or shall repay such assistance.’’.

SEC. 19. STAFF QUALIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT.

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Section 648A of the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9843a) is amended— (1) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows: ‘‘(a) CLASSROOM TEACHERS.— ‘‘(1) PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary shall ensure that each Head Start classroom in a center-based program is assigned 1 teacher who has demonstrated competency to perform functions that include— ‘‘(A) planning and implementing learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical development

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