Education Policy: Research: Policymakers:

1997 - 2000 Clinton Administration

President:

William J. Clinton (D) 1997 - 2000

Secretary of Education:

Richard W. Riley

Major education actions:

  • 1997 - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reauthorization (P.L. 105-17) [Note 2]
  • 1998 - Workforce Investment Act (replaces/repeals Adult Education Act; P.L. 105-220) [Note 4]
  • 1998 - Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (P.L. 105-244)
  • 1998 - Reading Excellence Act (in P.L. 105-277)
  • 1998 - COATS Human Services Reauthorization Act (P.L. 105-285) [Note 6]
  • 1998 - Head Start Amendments (in P.L. 105-285) [Note 6]
  • 1998 - Indian Education Assistance Act (amends Johnson-O'Malley; P.L. 105-292) [Note 2]
  • 1998 - Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (P.L. 105-332) [Note 4]
  • 1999 - Education Flexibility Partnership Demonstration Act (Goals 2000; P.L. 106-25)
  • 2000 - Sections 112 & 115 of American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 106-313) [Note 4]

  105th Congress (1997-1998)

  • SENATE: 55-Rep, 45-Dem.
    • Vice-President: Albert Gore (D)
    • Majority Leader:Trent Lott (R-MS)
    • Minority Leader:Thomas A. Daschle (D-SD)
    • Committee: Labor and Human Resources
  • HOUSE: 228-Rep, 206-Dem, 1-Other

  106th Congress (1999-2000)

Notes and Sources

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