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  • Review of Education Department Audit
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    Review of Education Department Audit

    Witnesses testified regarding the review of the audit for the Department of Education. They focused on the inability to produce timely financial statements for the audit. They also discussed how…

  • Year 2000 Computer Problem Readiness and Schools
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    Year 2000 Computer Problem Readiness and Schools

    Officials talked about a survey of American schools designed to determine if they would be prepared for potential computer problems resulting for the date change on January 1, 2000. They…

  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act
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    Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Mr. Smith and Mr. Ambach talked about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which provides federal funding for public schools. They focused on the additional aid for children in poverty to…

  • Higher Education Act
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    Higher Education Act

    Participants discussed various government and business programs to assist students in going to college. They focused on at-risk students and various mentoring and scholarship programs that…

  • Education Issues
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    Education Issues

    Mr. Smith discussed news stories and his duties in the Education Department. He talked about the size and the budget of the department. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and…

  • National Voluntary Test Initiative
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    National Voluntary Test Initiative

    Secretary Riley talked about the new voluntary testing initiative that is designed to guage the reading skills of fourth graders and the mathematics skills of eighth graders. Officials from…

  • Education Department Budget Proposal
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    Education Department Budget Proposal

    Secretary Riley highlighted various aspects of the education portions of the president’s 1998 budget, including college tax credits and national education standards. He stressed that money…