Summary: S.916 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (11/07/1979)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Native Hawaiian Education Act - Amends existing provisions of law relating to impacted areas programs to add a new title, to be known as the "Native Hawaiian Elementary and Secondary School Assistance Act," which establishes a grant program under which grants shall be made to local educational agencies to meet the special educational needs of Native Hawaiian children. Directs the Commissioner of Education to administer such program.

Sets forth: (1) the formula for determining the amount of a grant which such an agency is entitled; (2) the requirements of an application for such a grant; and (3) the conditions for approving such an application.

Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for improving educational opportunities for Native Hawaiian children.

Authorizes the Commissioner to make grants to State and local educational agencies, local universities, and Native Hawaiian organizations to develop programs including: (1) innovative programs for educationally deprived children; (2) bilingual programs; (3) health programs; (4) early childhood educational programs; (5) guidance, counseling and testing programs; (6) programs for handicapped and gifted children; and (7) teacher and nurse training programs.

Directs the Commissioner of Education to establish grant programs for teachers of Native Hawaiian children, and to award fellowships for Native Hawaiians to study in specified fields at institutions of higher education.

Amends the Adult Education Act to establish a grant program for improving educational opportunities for Native Hawaiian adults.

Directs the Commissioner to make grants to develop, test, and operate programs for achieving literacy and high school equivalency goals for such adults.

Amends the Indian Education Act to make the Office of Indian Education responsible for administering the Native Hawaiian educational proposals established under this Act.

Establishes the Advisory Council on Native Hawaiian Education.

Declares that nothing in this Act shall be construed as affecting any provision of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1920.