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

Legislative Action

Assistive Technology
HR 2339

The House Education and Labor Committee last month approved legislation to reauthorize the Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act, which supports efforts to provide technology to disabled people, including students.

Bilingual Education

The House Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education continued hearings last month on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act with a hearing on bilingual education.

Educational Technology
S 1040

The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee held a hearing last month on legislation to support state technology plans and the purchase of technology by low-wealth school districts.

Radon Testing
S 657

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works was schedule to vote late last week on legislation that would require schools to test for radon, but only if federal funds were available.

School Lunch

The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing last month on the upcoming reauthorization of child nutrition programs and bid-rigging in the sale of milk and other foods to schools.

School to Work

The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing last month on the school-to-work transition, focusing on a proposed national training system and the need to strengthen career counseling.

Head Start

The Senate Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs, and Alcoholism last month held its first hearing in preparation for the upcoming reauthorization of Head Start.

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