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Bilingual Education Act Amendments of 1987

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A bill to amend the Bilingual Education Act to make Federal financial assistance available for children of limited English proficiency without mandating a specific method of instruction, to encourage innovation at the State and local level through greater administrative flexibility, to improve program operations at the Federal level, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
01/27/1987Introduced in Senate

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02/04/1987Committee on Labor and Human Resources requested executive comment from Education Department, OMB.
02/04/1987Referred to Subcommittee on Education, Arts, Humanities.
Action By: Committee on Labor and Human Resources
01/27/1987Read twice and referred to the Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Action By: Senate

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Labor and Human Resources01/27/1987 Referred to
Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities02/04/1987 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/27/1987)

Bilingual Education Act Amendments of 1987 - Amends the Bilingual Education Act (the Act) to add to the statement of policy the declaration that, regardless of the method of instruction, programs which serve children of limited English proficiency have the equally important goals of developing both academic achievement and English proficiency.

Removes a requirement that the Secretary of Education reserve limited portions of funds under the Act for special alternative instructional programs and related activities.

Removes a requirement that the Secretary reserve at least 75 percent of funds under part A (Financial Assistance for Bilingual Education Programs) of the Act for transitional bilingual education programs.