SEC. 3004. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

 

Section Summary

 


ESSA Update

(a) Definitions.--Section 3201 (20 U.S.C. 7011), as redesignated by
section 3001(5)(A), is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraphs (3), (4), and (5);
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
            ``(3) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' means--
                    ``(A) one or more local educational agencies; or
                    ``(B) one or more local educational agencies, in
                consortia or collaboration with an institution of higher
                education, educational service agency, community-based
                organization, or State educational agency.
            ``(4) English learner with a disability.--The term `English
        learner with a disability' means an English learner who is also
        a child with a disability, as that term is defined in section
        602 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.'';
            (3) by redesignating paragraphs (6) through (15) as
        paragraphs (5) through (14), respectively;
            (4) in paragraph (7)(A), as redesignated by paragraph (3)--
                    (A) by striking ``a limited English proficient
                child'' and inserting ``an English learner''; and
                    (B) by striking ``challenging State academic content
                and student academic achievement standards, as required
                by section 1111(b)(1)'' and inserting ``challenging
                State academic standards''; and
            (5) in paragraph (12), as redesignated by paragraph (3), by
        striking ``, as defined in section 3141,''.

    (b) National Clearinghouse.--Section 3202 (20 U.S.C. 7013), as
redesignated by section 3001(5)(C), is amended--
            (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by striking ``The Secretary shall'' and
                inserting the following:

    ``(a) In General.--The Secretary shall''; and
                    (B) by striking ``limited English proficient
                children'' and inserting ``English learners'';
            (2) in paragraph (4)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``limited
                English proficient children'' and inserting ``English
                learners, including English learners with a disability, 
                that includes information on best practices on
                instructing and serving English learners''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``limited
                English proficient children'' and inserting ``English
                learners''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(b) Construction.--Nothing in this section shall authorize the
Secretary to hire additional personnel to execute subsection (a).''.
    (c) Regulations.--Section 3203 (20 U.S.C. 7014), as redesignated by
section 3001(5)(C), is amended--
            (1) by striking ``limited English proficient individuals'' 
        and inserting ``English learners''; and
            (2) by striking ``limited English proficient children'' and
        inserting ``English learners''.


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