SEC. 4102.




Section Summary


ESSA Update

``SEC. 4102. <<NOTE: 20 USC 7112.>> DEFINITIONS.

``In this subpart:

``(1) Blended learning.--The term `blended learning' means a

formal education program that leverages both technology-based

and face-to-face instructional approaches--

``(A) that include an element of online or digital

learning, combined with supervised learning time, and

student-led learning, in which the elements are

connected to provide an integrated learning experience;


``(B) in which students are provided some control

over time, path, or pace.

``(2) Controlled substance.--The term `controlled substance'

means a drug or other substance identified under Schedule I, II,

III, IV, or V in section 202(c) of the Controlled Substances Act

(21 U.S.C. 812(c)).

``(3) Digital learning.--The term `digital learning' means

any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to

strengthen a student's learning experience and encompasses a

wide spectrum of tools and practices, including--

``(A) interactive learning resources, digital

learning content (which may include openly licensed

content), software, or simulations, that engage students

in academic content;

``(B) access to online databases and other primary

source documents;

``(C) the use of data and information to personalize

learning and provide targeted supplementary instruction;

``(D) online and computer-based assessments;

``(E) learning environments that allow for rich

collaboration and communication, which may include

student collaboration with content experts and peers;

``(F) hybrid or blended learning, which occurs under

direct instructor supervision at a school or other

location away from home and, at least in part, through

online delivery of instruction with some element of

student control over time, place, path, or pace; and

``(G) access to online course opportunities for

students in rural or remote areas.

``(4) Drug.--The term `drug' includes--

``(A) controlled substances;

``(B) the illegal use of alcohol or tobacco,

including smokeless tobacco products and electronic

cigarettes; and

``(C) the harmful, abusive, or addictive use of

substances, including inhalants and anabolic steroids.

``(5) Drug and violence prevention.--The term `drug and

violence prevention' means--

``(A) with respect to drugs, prevention, early

intervention, rehabilitation referral, recovery support

services, or education related to the illegal use of

drugs, such as raising awareness about the consequences

of drug use that are evidence-based (to the extent a

State, in consultation with local educational agencies

in the State, determines that such evidence is

reasonably available); and

``(B) with respect to violence, the promotion of

school safety, such that students and school personnel

are free from violent and disruptive acts, including

sexual harassment and abuse, and victimization

associated with prejudice and intolerance, on school

premises, going to and

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from school, and at school-sponsored activities, through

the creation and maintenance of a school environment

that is free of weapons and fosters individual

responsibility and respect for the rights of others.

``(6) School-based mental health services provider.--The

term `school-based mental health services provider' includes a

State-licensed or State-certified school counselor, school

psychologist, school social worker, or other State licensed or

certified mental health professional qualified under State law

to provide mental health services to children and adolescents.

``(7) State.--The term `State' means each of the 50 States,

the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

``(8) Stem-focused specialty school.--The term `STEM-focused

specialty school' means a school, or dedicated program within a

school, that engages students in rigorous, relevant, and

integrated learning experiences focused on science, technology,

engineering, and mathematics, including computer science, which

include authentic schoolwide research.


Previously not included in NCLB.