PUBLIC LAW 98-511—OCT. 19, 1984
98 STAT. 2383
Coordinating Council on Bilingual Education to insure that research activities undertaken pursuant to section 405(b)(2)(C) of the General Education Provisions Act complement and do not duplicate the activities conducted pursuant to this part. EDUCATION STATISTICS
"SEC. 737. (a) Notwithstanding section 406 of the General Educa- Public tion Provisions Act, the National Center for Education Statistics information. shall collect and publish, as part of its annual report on the condi- 20 USC 3247. tion of education, data for States, Puerto Rico, and the Trust Territories with respect to the population of limited English proficient persons, the special educational services and programs available to limited English proficient persons, and the availability of educational personnel qualified to provide special educational services and programs to limited English proficient persons. "(b) In carrying out its responsibilities under this section, the National Center for Education Statistics shall utilize, to the extent feasible, data submitted to the Department of Education by State and local educational agencies and institutions of higher education pursuant to the provisions of this title. "PART C—TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE USE OF FUNDS
"SEC. 741. (a) Funds available under this part shall be used for— 20 USC 3251. "(1) the establishment, operation, and improvement of training programs for educational personnel preparing to participate in, or personnel participating in, the conduct of programs of bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students, which shall emphasize opportunities for career development, advancement, and lateral mobility, and may provide training to teachers, administrators, counselors, paraprofessionals, teacher aides, and parents; "(2) the training of persons to teach and counsel such persons; "(3) the encouragement of reform, innovation, and improvement in applicable education curricula in graduate education, in the structure of the academic profession, and in recruitment and retention of higher education and graduate school faculties, as related to bilingual education; "(4) the operation of short-term training institutes designed to improve the skills of participants in programs of bilingual education or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students; which may include summer programs designed to improve the instructional competence of educational personnel in the languages used in the program; and "(5) the provision of inservice training and technical assistance to parents and educational personnel participating in, or preparing to participate in, bilingual education programs or special alternative instructional programs for limited English proficient students. "(b)(1) A grant or contract may be made under subsection (a)(D, Grants. (a)(2), or (a)(3) of this section upon application of an institution of contracts with U.S. higher education.