IN FEDERAL AGENCIES
"Child Health Day." President Ronald Reagan announced, in the Aug.10 Federal Register, that Monday, Oct. 3, 1983, has been designated as "Child Health Day."
Civil rights. The Secretary of Education announced, in the July 27 Federal Register, that the Education Department is accepting comments on the proposed FY 1984 annual operating plan for its Office for Civil Rights. Those interested are invited to submit comments, suggestions, and objections for the proposed plan on or before Sept. 12. Written comments should be sent to Harry M. Singleton, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Mail Stop 2516, Washington, D.C. 20202. For more information, call Fred Tate at (202) 245-1724.
Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education. The Education Department announced, in the Aug. 12 Federal Register, two meetings of the Intergovernmental Advisory Council on Education on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 in Washington. The Aug. 31 meeting, during which candidates for the position of the council's executive director will be interviewed, will be a closed to the public. The Sept. 1 meeting (9 A.M.-3 P.M.) will be open to the public and will take place in the DuBois Room of the Horace Mann Learning Center (Room 1130) of the Education Department, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington. Contact: Laverne Johnson, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington 20202; (202) 472-6464.
Migrant education. The Education Department published, in the July 29 Federal Register, final regulations that govern grants under the Migrant Education Interstate and Intrastate Coordination Program, which is authorized under the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981. This program provides financial assistance to state educational agencies for projects to improve the coordination of certain migrant-education activities. Contact: Melissa Murray, Education Programs Office, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Donohoe Building, Room 1100, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-2222.
National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education. The Education Department announced, in the Aug. 23 Federal Register, an open meeting of the National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education on Sept. 15-16, 9 A.M.-5 P.M., in Washington. The meeting will be held in Room 403, Reporter's Building, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202. Contact: Ramon Ruiz, Designated Federal Official, Room 421, Reporter's Building, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-2600.
Special-education grants. The Education Department announced, in the Aug. 24 Federal Register, that it is accepting applications for noncompeting continuation projects under the Training Personnel for the Education of the Handicapped program. Applications may be submitted by state educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and other non-profit institutions or agencies. The purpose of the program is to improve the quality and increase the supply of special-educators and support personnel. Applications are due on or before Sept. 30, 1983. Contact: Dr. Herman Saettler, Acting Director, Division of Personnel Preparation, Special Education Programs, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Donohue Building, Room 4805, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-9886.