IN FEDERAL AGENCIES
Appeals to the Education Department. The Education Department announced, in the April 16 Federal Register, that the Education Appeal Board has scheduled oral arguments for two appeals: Appeal of the State of Texas (Docket No. 7-(43)-78) to begin at 10 A.M. on April 26 in Barnard Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington; and Appeals of the State of Hawaii (Docket Nos. 3-(39)- 78 and 4-(50)-79) to begin at 10 A.M. on June 8 in the Sanchez Room, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington. Contact: David S. Pollen, Chairman, Education Appeal Board, Rm. 2141, FOB-6, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington 20202; (202) 245-7835.
Bilingual education. The Education Department announced, in the April 13 Federal Register, public hearings of the National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education on April 28, 10 A.M.-4 P.M., in the El Fauno Room of the Condado Beach Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico; on April 30, 10 A.M.-4 P.M., at the Konover Hotel, 5445 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; and on May 3, 8:30 A.M.-11:15 A.M. and 2:30 P.M.-5:15 P.M., in the Molokai Room of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu. The proposed agenda were also published. Contact: Ramon Ruiz, Designated Federal Official, Rm. 421, Reporters Building, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington 20202; (202) 245-2600.
Cooperative Education. The Education Department's office of elementary and secondary education published, in the April 21 Federal Register, the final regulations for the administration of the Cooperative Education Program. The regulations cover information needed by applicants for funds under this program and establish criteria for evaluating the applications for funding. Contact: Barbara W. Freeman, Education Department, Rm. 3053, ROB-3, 400 Maryland Ave., NW, Washington 20202; (202) 245-2146.
Desegregation assistance. The Education Department announced, in the April 19 Federal Register, the closing date of May 20 for applications for new and "noncompeting-continuation" projects under the Desegregation Assistance Center (dac) programs for race, sex, or national-origin desegregation under the Civil Rights Act. Contact: Jack A. Simms, Director, Equity Training and Technical Assistance, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Education Department, Rm. 2001, FOB-6, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington 20202; (202) 245-8484.
Excellence-in-education hearings. The Education Department announced, in the March 4 Federal Register, the dates of hearings before the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Contact: Milton Goldberg, Executive Director, National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1200 19th St., N.W., Washington 20208; (202) 254-7920. The hearings still to be held are scheduled for the following times and places:
--May 12, 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., on teaching and teacher education, to be held in the Urban Life Center Auditorium of Georgia State University, Atlanta. (A description of this meeting appeared in the April 14 Federal Register.)
--June 23, 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., on admissions standards, Chicago.
--Sept. 16, 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., on education and the student's life work, Denver.
--Oct. 7, 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M., on gifted and talented students, Boston.
Migrant education. The Education Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education published, in the April 21 Federal Register, the final regulations for the Migrant Education Interstate and Intrastate Coordination Program authorized under Section 143 of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. This program provides financial assistance to state educational agencies for projects that improve the coordination of educational services to the children of migrants. Contact: Vidal Rivera Jr., Acting Director, Migrant Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Education Department, Rm. 1100, Donohoe Bldg., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington 20202; (202) 245-2181.
School construction. The Education Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education announced, in the April 21 Federal Register, the deadline of June 30 for applications for funding of new projects under the School Construction Program. Funds under this program are provided for the construction of school buildings or temporary educational facilities in districts where student populations have increased significantly because of local federal projects. Funds are also available for construction by school districts that serve children residing on Indian lands and by districts that have a small revenue base due to nontaxable federal property. State educational agencies supply application forms and instructions.
Student loans. The Education Department published, in the April 21 Federal Register, final regulations for the PLUS program, which provides loan insurance for loans to independent undergraduate students, graduate and professional students, and the parents of dependent undergraduate students to cover educational costs. With a few exceptions, the terms, conditions, and benefits of the regulations have been changed to conform to those of the Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Contact: Cheryl Leibovitz, Program Specialist, Guaranteed Student Loan Branch, Division of Policy and Program Development, Education Department, 400 Marylnd Ave., S.W., Washington 20202; (202) 245-2475.
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Copyright 1982, Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
The following Congressional hearings of interest to those in the field of elementary and secondary education have been scheduled for April and May. Because times, places, and witnesses frequently change with little advance notice, it is advisable to check with the committees by telephone on or near the appointed dates.
Indian education. May 18, 19. Oversight hearings on the implementation of Indian education programs. Contact: Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs (202) 224-2251.
Student loans. May 12. Oversight hearing on activities of the Student Loan Marketing Association. Contact: Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and the Humanities (202) 224-2962.
Vocational guidance and counseling. April 28. Oversight hearing on the implementation of vocational guidance and counseling programs of the Education Department. Contact: Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and the Humanities (202) 224-2962.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Teen-age prostitution and pornography. April 28. Hearing on teen-age prostitution and pornographic materials using children. Contact: Subcommittee on Select Education (202) 225-5954.