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Document Number: 2016-09749
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education (Assistant Secretary) announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) for Disconnected Youth competition. The Assistant Secretary may use the priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions for fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We take this action in order to support the identification of strong and effective pilots that are likely to achieve significant improvements in educational, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth.
Document Number: 2016-09879
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Secretary announces the availability of the Department of Education's service contract inventory on its Web site, at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/contracts/ servicecontractinventoryappendix/servicecontractinventory.htm l. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting an agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
Document Number: 2016-09870
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the May 12-14, 2016 Quarterly Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments on the meeting. The notice of this meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Document Number: 2016-09748
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Education
Document Number: 2016-09630
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Education
On April 5, 2016 the U.S. Department of Education published a 60-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 19586, Column 2 and 3; Page 19587, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``NCES System Clearance for Cognitive, Pilot, and Field Test Studies.'' The number of responses and burden hours were incorrect. The responses are 600,000 and the burden hours are 240,000. The projected increase in burden is due to an increased projection of the need for developmental studies related to plans for beginning new studies and redesign activities for existing studies, including transitions to more online surveys and assessments in the next three years. The Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Document Number: 2016-09628
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-09437
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Department of Education
Document Number: 2016-09348
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-09181
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-22
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Document Number: 2016-09287
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
Agency: Department of Education
On April 7, 2016, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register (81 FR 20376) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016 for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. This supplemental notice clarifies that, consistent with Congressional intent and the prior notices inviting applications for the IAL program, the Secretary reserves the right to award at least 50 percent of available IAL funds to local educational agencies (LEAs) that submit high-quality applications (on behalf of school libraries) for high-quality school library projects that increase access to a wide range of literacy resources (either print or electronic) and provide learning opportunities for all students. This notice provides clarification and does not change any portion of the April 7, 2016 notice inviting applications. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: May 9, 2016.
Document Number: 2016-09100
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-09099
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08997
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the eleventh meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. In order to accommodate additional members of the public, the meeting venue was changed and therefore this notice is being posted in the Federal Register less than 15 days from the meeting date.
Document Number: 2016-08929
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public meeting conducted by the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. In order to facilitate the Secretary's attendance, this notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the scheduled meeting date.
Document Number: 2016-08849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities under the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program, also called the Enhanced Assessment Grants (EAG) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities for competitions using funds from fiscal year (FY) 2016 and later years. Depending on the availability of funds and the use of other priorities under the EAG authority, the Assistant Secretary may also choose not to use one or more of these priorities for competitions using funds from FY 2016 and later years. These proposed priorities are designed to support projects to improve States' assessment systems.
Document Number: 2016-08811
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans (PACEEAA). The notice also describes the functions of the PACEEAA. Notice of the meeting is required by Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend. In order to accommodate the availability of the Chair and ensure a quorum, this meeting notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the scheduled meeting date.
Document Number: 2016-08795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
On February 4, 2016, we announced our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee prior to publishing proposed regulations to implement part A of title I, Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We also announced the schedule for three sessions of committee meetings and the location for each of those meetings. We now announce a change of location for the meeting on the first day of the third session.
Document Number: 2016-08735
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08734
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08723
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08536
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08492
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes priorities, requirements, and definitions under the Disability Innovation Fund (DIF) Program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2016 and later years. The Assistant Secretary takes this action to identify, develop, implement, and evaluate effective work-based learning models that will help students with disabilities prepare for postsecondary education and competitive integrated employment. The models must be delivered through a coordinated system of transition services.
Document Number: 2016-08396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Education
Document Number: 2016-08347
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-08055
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education is establishing the date for early implementation of certain regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Document Number: 2016-08053
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education published final regulations for Program Integrity and Improvement in the Federal Register on October 30, 2015 (80 FR 67125). This document corrects errors in the final regulations.
Document Number: 2016-07933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year 2016 and later years. We take this action to provide training and technical assistance to better prepare novice interpreters to become highly qualified nationally certified sign language interpreters.
Document Number: 2016-07849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07708
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07701
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07699
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07675
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the April 18, 2016, meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (PBA) and provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments and on the process as to how to request time to make oral comments at the meeting. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the meeting is required by Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Document Number: 2016-07650
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07621
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07517
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2016, as required by 34 CFR 685.209(b)(1)(ii)(A), to give notice to Direct Loan borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2016-2017 year.
Document Number: 2016-07510
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from applicants and institutions participating in certain Federal student aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 2016-2017 award year. The Federal student aid programs covered by this deadline date notice are the Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. The FSEOG, FWS, and Perkins Loan programs are only covered by this deadline date notice to the extent that a student receiving FSOEG, FWS, or Perkins Loan funds must submit a FAFSA, to the extent that the institution must receive the student's Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) or Student Aid Report (SAR) for students requesting those funds, or to the extent that the institution must submit verification outcomes for students requesting those funds. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs.
Document Number: 2016-07339
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-04
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Agencies publishing this final rule amend or establish their regulations to implement Executive Order 13279, as amended by Executive Order 13559. Executive Order 13279 established fundamental principles to guide the policies of Federal agencies regarding the participation of faith-based and other community organizations in programs that the Federal agencies administer. Executive Order 13559 amended Executive Order 13279 to clarify those principles and add certain protections for beneficiaries of Federal social service programs.
Document Number: 2016-07459
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education (Assistant Secretary) proposes a priority and a requirement under the Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) Program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority and this requirement for competitions in fiscal year 2016 and later years. We take this action to encourage applicants with a track record of success or demonstrated expertise in socioeconomic integration strategies that are effective for addressing problems occasioned by the desegregation of schools based on race, national origin, sex, or religion. We intend for the priority and the requirement to help ensure that grant recipients have the capacity to increase socioeconomic diversity to create successful plans for desegregation and to address special educational problems occasioned by bringing together students from different social, economic, and racial backgrounds.
Document Number: 2016-07411
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
For each award year, the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice announcing the FAFSA information that an institution and an applicant may be required to verify, as well as the acceptable documentation for verifying FAFSA information. This is the notice for the 2017-2018 award year.
Document Number: 2016-07354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
On December 3, 2014, the Department published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement requirements for the teacher preparation program accountability system under title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and also to amend the regulations governing the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program under title IV of the HEA. The comment period closed on February 2, 2015. The Department received over 4,800 comments in response to the NPRM. Some commenters requested clarification regarding how the proposed State reporting requirements would affect teacher preparation programs provided through distance education and TEACH Grant eligibility for students enrolled in teacher preparation programs provided through distance education. In response to these comments, the Department is considering revising the proposed regulations to clarify these areas. This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (supplemental NPRM) therefore reopens the public comment period on the Teacher Preparation Issues proposed rule for 30 days solely to seek comment on these specific issues. The Department is not soliciting comments on any other issues related to the December 3, 2014, NPRM, and the Department will not consider public comments that address issues other than those specific to reporting by States on teacher preparation programs provided through distance education and TEACH Grant eligibility requirements for teacher preparation programs provided through distance education.
Document Number: 2016-07326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07071
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
This notice corrects ``Section II. Award Information'' and ``Section IV. Application and Submission Information'' in the notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016 for the HSI STEM and Articulation Program, published on March 4, 2016. This notice also extends the deadline dates for application submission and intergovernmental review.
Document Number: 2016-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-07013
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2016-06890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
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