U.S. Code, Title 20, Education

Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 1235a. Educational Programming

(a) Awards

     The Secretary shall award contracts, cooperative agreements, or grants to eligible entities to—

     (1) facilitate the development directly or through contracts with producers of children and family educational television programming, educational programming for preschool and elementary school children, and accompanying support materials and services that promote the effective use of such programming; and

     (2) contract with entities (such as public broadcasting entities and those funded under the Star Schools Assistance Act) in order that programs developed under this section are disseminated and distributed to the widest possible audience appropriate to be served by the programming by the most appropriate distribution technologies.

(b) Eligible entities

     To be eligible to receive a contract, cooperative agreement, or grant under subsection (a) of this section, an entity shall be—

     (1) a nonprofit entity (including public telecommunications entities) able to demonstrate a capacity for the development and distribution of educational and instructional television programming of high quality for preschool and elementary school children; and

     (2) able to demonstrate a capacity to contract with the producers of children’s television programming for the purpose of developing educational television programming of high quality for preschool and elementary school children.

(c) Cultural experiences

     Programming developed under this section shall reflect the recognition of diverse cultural experiences and the needs and experiences of both boys and girls in engaging and preparing young children for schooling.

(Pub. L. 90–247, title IV, § 472, formerly Pub. L. 89–10, title IV, § 4702, as added Pub. L. 102–545, § 3, Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3586; renumbered § 472 of Pub. L. 90–247 and amended Pub. L. 103–252, title I, § 121(a)(1), (b), May 18, 1994, 108 Stat. 649.)

References in Text

     The Star Schools Assistance Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), probably means the Star Schools Program Assistance Act, title IX of Pub. L. 98–377, as added by Pub. L. 100–297, title II, § 2302, Apr. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 320, which was classified generally to subchapter IX (§ 4081 et seq.) of chapter 52 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–382, title III, § 364, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3975. See section 6891 et seq. of this title.


     Section was formerly classified to section 3161a of this title prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 103–252.


     1994—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 103–252, § 121(b), substituted "entity (including public telecommunications entities)" for ", nongovernmental entity".

Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

     Amendment by Pub. L. 103–252 effective May 18, 1994, but not applicable to Head Start agencies and other recipients of financial assistance under the Head Start Act (42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq.) until Oct. 1, 1994, see section 127 of Pub. L. 103–252, set out as a note under section 9832 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in sections 1235, 1235d, 1235e, 1235f of this title.