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