Summary: S.1091 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/19/1983)

Mathematics and Science Education Act of 1983 - Title I: National Science Foundation Mathematics and Science Programs - Part A: Summer Teacher Institutes - Authorizes the National Science Foundation ("the Foundation") to make grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education, applying jointly, for summer teacher institutes to enhance the subject matter skills of elementary and secondary school teachers of mathematics and physical and life sciences.

Sets forth application requirements for such grants. Directs the Director of the Foundation to assure an equitable distribution of such institutes among the States.

Part B: Mathematics and Science Education Development Programs - Authorizes the Foundation to enter into cooperative agreements with institutions of higher education and LEAs for: (1) refresher courses for elementary and secondary school teachers in the fields of mathematics and science, including physical and life sciences; and (2) elementary and secondary school curriculum development in such fields.

Sets forth application requirements for grants and cooperative agreements under this part.

Applies to programs under this part specified provisions of the General Education Provisions Act prohibiting Federal control of education.

Part C: Science and Mathematics Excellence in Teaching Awards - Authorizes the Foundation to make excellence in teaching mathematics and science awards of $5,000 each to elementary and secondary school teachers.

Directs the Foundation to adopt selection procedures designed to assure that such awards will be equitably distributed among the States. Sets forth application requirements for such awards.

Part D: General Provisions - Sets forth administrative provisions granting the Foundation specified powers to carry out this title.

Directs the Foundation to report annually to the President and the Congress on its operations under this title.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 through 1988 to carry out this title. Reserves a specified portion of such appropriations to carry out part A of this title.

Title II: State Programs - Part A: Block Grant for the Improvement of Education in Mathematics and Science - Amends the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 to establish a new block grant program for the improvement of education in mathematics and science.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 through 1988.

Sets forth formulas for allotment of such funds to: (1) U.S. territories and possessions; and (2) States, including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, based on relative school-age population.

Provides for in-State allocations of State allotments, with no more than 40 percent to the State educational agency (SEA) for State level programs and the remainder to local educational agencies (LEAs) according to relative enrollments in public and nonpublic schools within LEA school districts. Directs each SEA to consider specified criteria in distributing such allocations to LEAs which have submitted applications.

Sets forth authorized activities for which SEAs and LEAs may use such block grant funds.

Sets forth requirements for State and local applications for such funds.

Part B: Science and Technology Cooperative Education Program - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 through 1988 to carry out this part.

Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make grants to businesses and educational institutions applying jointly to pay the Federal share of the costs of cooperative programs in the field of technology and science.

Sets forth: (1) authorized uses of such funds. Sets forth application requirements. Sets the Federal share of 50 per cent of the costs of approved programs. Provides that specified administrative provisions of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 shall apply to this part.

Title III: Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics and Science - Authorizes the President to make Presidential Awards for Teaching Excellence in Mathematics and Science to secondary school teachers. Authorizes the making of 100 such awards annually.

Directs the President to: (1) select for such awards at least one secondary school teacher from each of the several States, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and (2) carry out this title, including the establishment of selection procedures, after consultation with the Director of the Office of Science and Technology, the Secretary of Education, and the Director of the National Science Foundation.