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Capital Update will track the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.

Legislative Action

Child CareIn addition to the new proposal introduced as HR 3 by Rep. Augustus F.

HR 3, HR 30,Hawkins (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee,

HR 120, HR 133Rep. Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.) has reintroduced the Act for Better Child Care as

HR 30. Rep. Cardiss Collins (D-Ill.) also introduced HR 120, requiring the

Secretary of Health and Human Services to submit a comprehensive child care

program, and HR 133, which would establish federal child-care regulations.


Vocational EducationWhile HR 7, Mr. Hawkins's bill, is a shell for forthcoming proposals, another

HR 7, HR 22influential Education and Labor Committee member, Rep. William D. Ford

(D-Mich.) has weighed in early with HR 22, which would fund demonstrations

of "2 plus 2" programs linking high-school and postsecondary work.

In the Education Department

Preschool GrantsEd published final regulations for the preschool-special-education grant

Final regulationsprogram in the Jan. 13 Federal Register. No substantive changes were made in

regulations proposed Nov. 18, 1987. (See Education Week, Dec. 2, 1987.)


Special-Education MediaEd has proposed as a 1989 funding priority for the Educational Media

Funding priorityResearch, Production, Distribution, and Training Program a federal subsidy

for production and distribution of line-21 decoders for the hearing-impaired.

Published in the Jan. 5 Federal Register; comments due Feb. 6.

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