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FY 1990

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.

Vol. 08, Issue 25

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