Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
The Senate on Oct. 7 gave final approval to a bill authorizing federal grants for educational-television programming and training materials designed to improve the school readiness of children.
The Senate on Oct. 5 passed an amended version of a House bill reauthorizing funding for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and the university's model elementary and high school programs.
FY 1993 Education Budget
President Bush last week signed a $241 billion social-services spending bill for fiscal 1993 that includes $28.3 billion for Education Department programs.
The Congress has cleared legislation authorizing the National Park Service to establish a national historic site in a vacant Topeka, Kan., elementary school to commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
The House and Senate this month approved legislation reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
The Senate on Oct. 5 approved a measure reauthorizing the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The bill would direct the Education Department to seek public comment on a proposal to revise the definition for serious emotional disturbance.
The House and Senate have approved a $27 billion tax and urban-aid package that would provide extra education and social-services aid for "enterprise zones,'' expand preventive child-welfare services, and fund education and training for welfare recipients. President Bush is expect to veto the bill.
The Education Department published new rules implementing changes to
special-education programs. The regulations, published in the Sept. 29
Federal Register, include new steps schools must take to plan for
disabled students' transition from school.