Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
The House Subcommittee on Select Education and Civil Rights held a Sept. 15 hearing on plans for restructuring the Education Department's research office, focusing on the new Institute for the Education of At-Risk Students.
Time and Learning
The Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and the Humanities held a hearing last week on issues related to the use of time in schools.
HR 3636, S 1822
The Senate is expected to vote this week on a telecommunications bill that would insure access to information networks at favorable rates for educational users. A filibuster is threatened over other provisions.
The House Subcommittee on Human Resources last week held a hearing on the anticipated impact of welfare reform on child-care providers and the working poor.