Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
Budget Resolution, FY 1992
H Con Res 121, S Con Res 28
The House last week passed a $1.46-trillion budget resolution, including a recommended $2.4-billion increase for education-related programs. The Senate Budget Committee last week approved its resolution, which includes a $4.4-billion funding increase for education, youth, and health programs, and sent it to the full Senate. (See page 20.)
Disabled Infants and Toddlers
The House Subcommittee on Select Education held hearings April 11 and 12 on proposals for reauthorizing the federal Part H program, which provides seed money to states to develop comprehensive service-delivery systems for handicapped infants and toddlers and their families.
Omnibus Education Bill
The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee last week approved a $472-million omnibus-education bill that would establish a National Council on Educational Goals and authorize funds for, among other things, literacy programs and mathematics and science improvement. (See page 19.)
In the Education Department
The Education Department has published regulations that implement minor changes made in legislation last year to the Follow Through program, which aids Head Start participants after they move on to elementary school. The new rules, which appear in the April 12 Federal Register, remove some restrictions on schools that operate schoolwide projects under Chapter 1 and allow projects to focus on more than one school.