November 19, 2004

In this Issue:

  1. House Approves Final Special Education Bill
      Source: edworkforce.house.gov/ - November 19, 2004
  2. President Bush's Comments on Nominating Margaret Spellings as Secretary of Education
      Source: White House News Release - November 17, 2004
  3. Infection Puts Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants at Risk For Developmental Delays
      Source: NIH News - November 16, 2004
  4. 2004 Compilation of Federal Regulations Governing Head Start Published On-line
      Source: Head Start What's New Alert - November 17, 2004

1. House Approves Final Special Education Bill

Source: edworkforce.house.gov/ - November 19, 2004

The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a final special education reform bill that will reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ... The bill was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support in the House by a vote of 397-3. The U.S. Senate is expected to approve the measure today, and the final special education reform bill will go to President Bush for his signature. To read the Conference Report on H.R. 1350, "Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004" go to http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:H.R.1350:.

2. President Bush's Comments on Nominating Margaret Spellings as Secretary of Education

Source: White House News Release - November 17, 2004

To read President Bush's remarks on nominating Margaret Spellings as the next Secretary of Education go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/11/20041117-4.html#

3. Infection Puts Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants at Risk For Developmental Delays

Source: NIH News - November 16, 2004

Extremely low birth weight infants the tiniest category of premature infants are much more likely to experience developmental impairments if they acquire an infection during the newborn period, according to a study by the Neonatal Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one of the National Institutes of Health. The developmental impairments were seen regardless of the type of infection whether it occurred in the brain, blood or intestines. To read the full press release go to http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/nov2004/nichd-16.htm

4. 2004 Compilation of Federal Regulations Governing Head Start Published On-line

Source: Head Start What's New Alert - November 17, 2004

The 2004 Compilation of Federal Regulations Governing Head Start is now available on-line. The Head Start Regulations, Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1301 through 1311, state the required operating procedures and services Head Start programs are to provide to the children and families they serve. The 2004 Regulations were finalized in October 2004. Go to http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_04/45cfr1304_04.html