Capital Update tracks the movement of legislation, the introduction of notable bills, and routine regulatory announcements.
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.
The House Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training, and Life-Long Learning held a hearing May 23 on the direct-lending program for college students.
The Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families held a hearing May 25 on the role of business in vocational education.
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.