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Commission on excellence. The Department of Education announced, in the Sept. 29 Federal Register, the first meeting of the National Commission on Excellence in Education on Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-12 noon, in Washington. The notice also described the functions of the commission.

Continuing education. The Department of Education published, in the Sept. 23 Federal Register, final regulations for the Continuing Education Outreach--State-Administered Program which implement statutory changes resulting from the education amendments of 1980. Activities previously carried out by the states under the Community Service and Continuing Education Program, the Educational Information Centers Program, and the State Postsecondary Education Planning Commissions Program have been consolidated into a single program and revised. A staff member of the Department of Education told Education Week that Congress probably will not appropriate funds for this program for the 1982 fiscal year.

Cuban and Haitian refugees. The Department of Education announced, in the Sept. 24 Federal Register, Oct. 15 as the closing date for applications for grants under the Transition Program for Refugee Children (Cuban and Haitian Entrant Domestic Assistance) to be made to state educational agencies serving school districts which have 10,000 or more new Cuban or Haitian students.

Indian education. The Department of Education announced, in the Sept. 23 Federal Register, a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education on Oct. 9-11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Ore., and a reauthorization hearing on Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Travelodge Tower at the Coliseum, Portland, Ore.

Public libraries. The Department of Education published, in the Sept. 24 Federal Register, an amended table of federal shares applicable to Title I under the Library Services and Construction Act, effective for fiscal years 1982 and 1983.

Refugees. The Department of Education announced, in the Sept. 24 Federal Register, Oct. 30 as the closing date for applications for grants under the Transition Program for Refugee Children to be made to state educational agencies for activities designed for the special needs of eligible refugee children.

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