U.S. Code, Title 20, Education

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

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§ 5823. Duties

(a) In general

     The Goals Panel shall—

     (1) report to the President, the Secretary, and the Congress regarding the progress the Nation and the States are making toward achieving the National Education Goals established under subchapter I of this chapter, including issuing an annual report;

     (2) review voluntary national content standards and voluntary national student performance standards;

     (3) report on promising or effective actions being taken at the national, State, and local levels, and in the public and private sectors, to achieve the National Education Goals; and

     (4) help build a nationwide, bipartisan consensus for the reforms necessary to achieve the National Education Goals.

(b) Report

(1) In general

     The Goals Panel shall annually prepare and submit to the President, the Secretary, the appropriate committees of Congress, and the Governor of each State a report that shall—

     (A) report on the progress of the United States toward achieving the National Education Goals; and

     (B) identify actions that should be taken by Federal, State, and local governments to enhance progress toward achieving the National Education Goals and to provide all students with a fair opportunity-to-learn.

(2) Form; data

     Reports shall be presented in a form, and include data, that is understandable to parents and the general public.

(Pub. L. 103–227, title II, § 203, Mar. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 136; Pub. L. 104–134, title I, § 101(d) [title VII, § 703(a)(6)], Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–211, 1321–252; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 104–140, § 1(a), May 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 1327.)

Amendments

     1996—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 104–134, § 101(d) [title VII, § 703(a)(6)(A)(iii)], amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: "after taking into consideration the public comments received pursuant to section 5846 of this title and not later than 90 days after receipt, review the—

"(A) criteria developed by the National Education Standards and Improvement Council for the certification of State content standards, State student performance standards, State assessments, and State opportunity-to-learn standards; and

     "(B) voluntary national content standards, voluntary national student performance standards and voluntary national opportunity-to-learn standards certified by the National Education Standards and Improvement Council,

except that the Goals Panel shall have the option of disapproving such criteria and standards by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership of the Goals Panel not later than 90 days after receipt of such criteria and standards;".

     Pub. L. 104–134, § 101(d) [title VII, § 703(a)(6)(A)(i), (ii)], redesignated par. (4) as (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: "report on State opportunity-to-learn standards and strategies and the progress of States that are implementing such standards and strategies to help all students meet State content standards and State student performance standards;".

     Subsec. (a)(3) to (6). Pub. L. 104–134, § 101(d) [title VII, § 703(a)(6)(A)(i), (ii)], redesignated pars. (5) and (6) as (3) and (4), respectively, and struck out former par. (3) which read as follows: "submit to the President nominations for appointment to the National Education Standards and Improvement Council in accordance with subsections (b) and (c) of section 5842 of this title;". Former par. (4) redesignated (2).

     Subsec. (b)(1)(C). Pub. L. 104–134, § 101(d) [title VII, § 703(a)(6)(B)], struck out subpar. (C) which read as follows: "report on State opportunity-to-learn standards and strategies and the progress of States that are implementing such standards and strategies to help all students meet State content standards and State student performance standards."

Section Referred to in Other Sections

     This section is referred to in title 25 section 2001.

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