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

Legislative Action

Migrant Education

The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education last month discussed migrant education, part of a series of hearings in preparation for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Education Nominations

The Senate has confirmed Marshall S. Smith as undersecretary, David Longanecker as assistant secretary for postsecondary education, Augusta Souza Kappner as assistant secretary for vocational education, Judith Heumann as assistant secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, Sharon P. Robinson as assistant secretary for educational research and improvement, and Judith Winston as general counsel.

Safe Schools

The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education held a hearing last month on violence in schools and the Clinton Administration's proposed "safe schools act.''

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