The House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over education spending
Appropriationslast week completed hearings on the Education Department budget.
Representative Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.) testified on education spending
before the House Budget Committee. Hearings are to continue this week before
appropriations and budget panels, but none are expected to focus on education.
Child Care The House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing last week to consider
HR 3, HR 30various proposals to provide federal subsidies for child care. Witnesses included
and othersa number of education and child-welfare advocates.
Education of theThe House Subcommittee on Select Education last week began hearings on
Handicapped legislation to reauthorize discretionary programs under the Education of the
ReauthorizationHandicapped Act, including research, technical assistance, information
HR 1013dissemination, personnel training, and model demonstration projects.
Family and Medical The House Education and Labor Committee last week approved a bill that would
Leavegrant workers 10 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a newborn or ill child or parent
HR 770and 15 weeks for their own serious illnesses. The panel added amendments
designed to limit the impact of the measure on school operations.
Impact AidSenator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) has introduced legislation to extend the deadline for
Deadlineapplications for fiscal 1989 impact-aid payments. Fourteen school districts
S 502missed the January deadline.
TeacherSenator Claiborne Pell (D-R.I.) has introduced a bill at the request of the Council of
DevelopmentGreat City Schools that would fund programs to recruit minority teachers, enhance
S 498teachers' professional status, and encourage teaching as a career goal.
Vocational EducationThe House Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Subcommittee last
Reauthorizationweek began hearings on the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational
HR 7Education Act, with testimony from officials of the General Accounting Office, the
Office of Technology Assessment, the National Assessment of Vocational
Education, and education groups. Hearings will resume this week.
Youth Service The Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee began hearings last week on
S 3, S 322various bills proposing a national system of community service. Witnesses included
S 408, S 232senators who have sponsored service bills, representatives of service groups,
S 382, S 539and Ernest L. Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of
and othersTeaching. Hearings are scheduled to continue this week.
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