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


Legislative Action


Mathematics and Science

Education

S 2114

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee held a hearing last week on legislation to support a variety of mathematics- and science-education programs, including a national clearinghouse and regional dissemination consortia.


Environmental Education

HR 3684, S 1076

The House Select Education Subcommittee held a hearing last week on legislation to create an environmental-education program.


In the Education Department


Technology Assistance

Funding Priority

The Education Department has announced that it will focus awards under the Technology, Educational Media, and Materials Grant Program on projects that support the development of innovative hardware and software technology to improve access to education for learners with disabilities. The notice of was published in the April 18 Federal Register.


Chapter 2

Final Regulations

The Education Department published in the April 18 Federal Register final regulations implementing legislative changes made in 1988 to the Chapter 2 block-grant program.

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