Capital Update

March 13, 1991 1 min read

Education Budget

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on education last week held hearings on the Education Department’s 1992 budget.

Education Research

The Senate education subcommittee opened hearings last week on reauthorization of the Education Department’s office for educational research and improvement. (See page 35.)

Family Leave

HR 2
The House Subcommittee on Labor-Management Relations last week approved a family-leave bill. (See page 35.)

Job Discrimination

HR 1
The House Education and Labor Committee last week continued its hearings on the proposed “civil rights act of 1991.” The Bush Administration, meanwhile, released a bill to combat job discrimination.


HR 751
The House education subcommittee last week approved a bill to create several programs promoting adult literacy.

In the Education Department

Bilingual Education

Funding Priority
The Education Department has proposed devoting $781,000 in bilingual-education funds to a special competition for middle-school projects. Eligible projects would have to be restricted to 6th through 9th grades in a districtwide magnet school, emphasize the arts and humanities, and incorporate evaluation plans. The notice appears in the Feb. 28 Federal Register; comments are due by April 1.

Chapter 1 Migrant Program

Final Funding Priorities
The Education Department announced in the Feb. 28 Federal Register that top priority for funding will go to projects that address a national system for credit exchange and accrual.

In Other Agencies

Job Training Partnership Act

Proposed Rules
The Labor Department announced in the Feb. 21 Federal Register that it will issue new rules for the JTPA in an effort to improve services for poor youths and tighten the program’s accounting procedures.

A version of this article appeared in the March 13, 1991 edition of Education Week as Capital Update