My NSF award references 42 US Code 1869a and 1869b; what does this law mean?

This code is most often found in awards with a major educational component, like the NSF CAREER awards. Under this law, the National Science Foundation must include special terms in any project that is anticipated to result in pre-college curriculum development. The terms require that the awardee (MIT) obtain prior written approval from the school board (or equivalent) prior to involving pre-college students in your project. Additionally, all instructional materials developed must be made available within the school district for inspection by parents and guardians of children involved. If your project includes any K-12 curriculum development, be sure to share copies of all school board written approvals with RAS