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