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Education of the handicapped. The Education Department proposed, in the Nov. 25 Federal Register, funding priorities for research funded by the National Institute of Handicapped Research. Comments are welcome within 30 days of publication of the priorities. Contact: Betty Jo Berland, National Institute of Handicapped Research, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3511, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 472-6551 or tty for the Deaf (202) 472-4217.

Education statistics. The Education Department announced, in the Nov. 18 Federal Register, a meeting of the Advisory Council on Education Statistics on Dec. 15 and 16 in Washington. Contact: Robena S. Gore, Executive Director, 1200 19th St., N.W., (Brown Building) Room 723-B, Washington, D.C. 20208; (202) 254-8227.

Indian education. The Education Department announced, in the Nov. 28 Federal Register, a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education on Dec. 12 in Denver. Contact: Lincoln C. White, Acting Executive Director, National Advisory Council on Indian Education, 425 13th St., N.W., Suite 326, Washington, D.C. 20004; (202) 376-8882.

Indian education. The Education Department announced, in the Nov. 22 Federal Register, the closing date of March 5, 1984 for applications for new fellowships under the Indian Education Act Indian Fellowship Program. Contact: David M. Jackson, Indian Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2177, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-9159.

Juvenile justice. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Justice Department announced, in the Nov. 22 Federal Register, an open meeting of its coordinating council on Dec. 14 in Washington. Contact: Roberta Dorn, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 633 Indiana Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20531; (202) 724-7655.

Migrant education. The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the Education Department announced, in the Nov. 25 Federal Register, the application closing date of Jan. 25, 1984, for grants to state educational agencies to improve interstate and intrastate coordination of migrant-education activities. Contact: Louis J. McGuiness, Director, Division of Migrant Education Programs, Compensatory Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3616, ROB 3, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-9231.

Vocational education. The Education Department announced, in the Nov. 17 Federal Register, a meeting of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education Advisory Council on Dec. 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Howard F. Hjelm, Director, Division of Innovation and Development, ed, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5044, ROB 3, Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 245-2278.

Women's educational programs. The Education Department announced, in the Nov. 23 Federal Register, a joint meeting of the executive committee and the committee on standing committees of the National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs. The open meeting will be held on Dec. 7 in Indianapolis. Contact: Sharon Peterson, Special Assistant to the Executive Director, National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, 425 13th St., N.W., Suite 416, Washington, D.C. 20004; (202) 376-1038.

NEW BILLS


Following is a summary of bills recently introduced in Congress that may be of interest to those in elementary and secondary education. Copies of the bills may be obtained by writing the Senate Documents Office, Rm. S325, U.S. Capitol Bldg., Washington 20510 or the House Documents Office, Rm. H226, U.S. Capitol Bldg., Washington 20515.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HR 4413--Equity programs. A bill to require that migrant education, equity training, and technical assistance programs be conducted by offices that are under the supervision of the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education; and that the women's educational-equity programs be conducted by an office under the supervision of the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement, and for other purposes. By Representative Ford (D-Mich.).

HR 4503--Student loans. A bill to improve debt collection and default recoveries and to reduce the costs and program abuse of student loan-programs administered by the Education Department, and for other purposes. By Representative Erlenborn (R-Ill.).

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