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

Legislative Action

Inner-City Schools

The House Economic and Educational Opportunities Committee's oversight subcommittee held a hearing at a Chicago elementary school on May 19, focusing on successful, innovative inner-city public schools.

Direct Lending

The House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-Long Learning held a hearing May 23 on the direct-lending program for college students.

Vocational Education

The Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families held a hearing May 25 on the role of business in vocational education.

Child Protection

The Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families held a hearing May 23 on child protection, focusing on "balancing diverging interests." Witnesses included a pediatrician, a professor, a judge, and child-welfare advocates.

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