Summary: S.1540 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/04/1989)

Critical Languages and Area Studies Program Assistance Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to eligible consortia to: (1) operate critical languages and area studies programs; (2) develop, construct, and acquire educational equipment, materials, and facilities; and (3) develop teacher training programs, texts, curricula, and other activities designed to improve and expand the instruction of foreign languages at elementary and secondary schools.

Authorizes appropriations for such grants for FY 1990 through 1992. Limits the maximum amount of such a demonstration grant to an eligible critical languages and area studies partnership in any single fiscal year. Sets forth reporting requirements.

Requires that a consortium eligible for such demonstration grants consist of previously incorporated entities located in no fewer than two States, which include at least: (1) one not-for-profit corporation with extensive experience in administering both cultural exchange programs and language and culture training programs in the United States and abroad; (2) one public or private elementary or secondary school committed to providing quality language and area studies programs to its students and assisting other schools in the surrounding area; (3) one institution of higher education; and (4) one institution with extensive experience in graduate level training of language instructors.