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Part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology. Definitions.   

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In this part:

(1) Eligible local entity

The term "eligible local entity" means -

(A) a high-need local educational agency; or

(B) an eligible local partnership.

(2) Eligible local partnership

The term "eligible local partnership" means a partnership that -

(A) shall include at least one high-need local educational agency and at least one -

(i) local educational agency that can demonstrate that teachers in schools served by the agency are effectively integrating technology and proven teaching practices into instruction, based on a review of relevant research, and that the integration results in improvement in -

(I) classroom instruction in the core academic subjects; and

(II) the preparation of students to meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards;

(ii) institution of higher education that is in full compliance with the reporting requirements of section 1027(f) of this title and that has not been identified by its State as low-performing under section 1028 of this title;

(iii) for-profit business or organization that develops, designs, manufactures, or produces technology products or services, or has substantial expertise in the application of technology in instruction; or

(iv) public or private nonprofit organization with demonstrated experience in the application of educational technology to instruction; and

(B) may include other local educational agencies, educational service agencies, libraries, or other educational entities appropriate to provide local programs.

(3) High-need local educational agency

The term "high-need local educational agency" means a local educational agency that -

(A) is among the local educational agencies in a State with the highest numbers or percentages of children from families with incomes below the poverty line; and

(B)(i) operates one or more schools identified under section 6316 of this title; or

(ii) has a substantial need for assistance in acquiring and using technology.

(Pub. L. 89-10, title II, Sec. 2403, as added Pub. L. 107-110, title II, Sec. 201, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1672.)