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Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2017-17423
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Department, in this document, establishes new deadlines
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2013
Document Number: 2017-17425
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for loans made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program prior to July 1, 2013. For loans that have a variable interest rate, the rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. The Chief Operating Officer takes this action to give notice of Direct Loan interest rates to the public.
Annual Notice of Variable Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010
Document Number: 2017-17424
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the variable interest rates for the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018, for certain loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. The Chief Operating Officer takes this action to give notice of FFEL Program loan variable interest rates to the public.
Reopening; Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Early Childhood Personnel Center
Document Number: 2017-17014
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Education
On April 19, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 18447) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesEarly Childhood Personnel Center competition. The NIA established a deadline date of June 5, 2017, for the transmittal of applications. This notice reopens the competition until September 11, 2017.
Evaluation of Existing Regulations
Document Number: 2017-16876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Education
On June 22, 2017, we published in the Federal Register a request for input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification. That request established a 60-day comment period beginning on June 22, 2017, and closing on August 21, 2017. We are extending the public comment period for 30 days, until September 20, 2017.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Document Number: 2017-16678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2017-16658
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Integrated Partner Management'' (IPM) system (18-11-21), and a rescinded system of records entitled ``Postsecondary Education Participants System'' (PEPS) (18-11- 09).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 Form
Document Number: 2017-16542
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Native American Career and Technical Education Program
Document Number: 2017-16182
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Education
For the 24-month projects originally funded in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and extended for an additional 24-months in FY 2015 under the Native American Career and Technical Education Program (NACTEP), the Secretary: Waives the requirements in Education Department regulations that generally prohibit project extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and extends the project period for the current 30 NACTEP grantees for an additional 12 months under the existing program authority. This waiver and extension will allow the 30 current NACTEP grantees to seek FY 2017 continuation awards for the project period through FY 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Applications (DL/FFEL/Perkins)
Document Number: 2017-16147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; National Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems
Document Number: 2017-16068
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This action enables the National IDEA Technical Assistance Center on Early Childhood Longitudinal Data Systems (Center), currently funded under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection Program, to receive funding from December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. This also means that we will not announce a new competition or make new awards in fiscal year (FY) 2017.
Definitions and Selection Criteria That Apply to Direct Grant Programs
Document Number: 2017-15989
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is issuing this rule in order to better align the regulations with the definition of ``evidence-based'' in the statutory authority. These changes mean that all competitive grant programs in the Department can continue to use the same provisions for evidence-based grant-making.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Call for Written Third-Party Comments
Document Number: 2017-15561
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidated State Plan
Document Number: 2017-15449
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind
Document Number: 2017-15399
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program
Document Number: 2017-15389
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.041C.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program Assurances
Document Number: 2017-15363
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Report of Children in State Agency and Locally Operated Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children
Document Number: 2017-15362
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Promise Neighborhoods Program
Document Number: 2017-15359
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Promise Neighborhoods ProgramGrant Competition, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.215N.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection
Document Number: 2017-15293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quick Response Information System (QRIS) 2017-2020 System Clearance
Document Number: 2017-15271
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Progress Reporting Form for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Program
Document Number: 2017-15198
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; an Impact Evaluation of Training in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B)
Document Number: 2017-15133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Final Format and Summary of Responses to Request for Information Regarding Disclosures for Student Financial Accounts; Announcement of Applicable Dates
Document Number: 2017-15077
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Education
On May 9, 2017, the Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit ideas and information related to the major features and types of commonly assessed fees that postsecondary institutions (institutions) must disclose under Department regulations with regard to each of the institution's Tier 1 (T1) or Tier 2 (T2) arrangements. The Department announces the final format for these disclosures. To allow institutions sufficient time to adopt the final format, if they elect to do so, the Department is allowing additional timeuntil January 1, 2018for institutions to comply with the applicable disclosure requirements.
Annual Updates to the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2017-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2017-15061
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2017, 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 2017-2018 year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; International Early Learning Study (IELS) 2018 Field Test Data Collection and Main Study Recruitment
Document Number: 2017-15047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program
Document Number: 2017-14832
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Education
For the 24-month projects originally funded in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and extended for an additional 24-months in FY 2015 under the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), the Secretary: Waives the requirements in Education Department regulations that generally prohibit project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and extends the project period for the current seven NHCTEP grantees for an additional 12 months under the existing program authority. This waiver and extension will allow the seven current NHCTEP grantees to seek FY 2017 continuation awards for the project period through FY 2018.
Reopening; Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2017; Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: 2017-14837
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
On April 17, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 18131) a notice of application deadline for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) formula grant program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.358A. The notice of application deadline established a deadline date of June 30, 2017, for eligible local education agencies (LEAs) to submit their FY 2017 SRSA applications in the Grants.gov system. This notice reopens the application period in Grants.gov until July 28, 2017.
National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting
Document Number: 2017-14816
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the August 3-5, 2017 Quarterly Board 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 related to the work of the Governing Board. Written comments may be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the attention of the Executive Officer (see contact information below). Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information
Document Number: 2017-14680
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2017-18 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study Administrative Collection (NPSAS:18-AC)
Document Number: 2017-14678
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Document Number: 2017-14676
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of the existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; American History and Civics Education-National Activities Grants
Document Number: 2017-14511
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the American History and Civics EducationNational Activities Grants Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.422B.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual State Application Under Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2017-14446
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual State Application Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act as Amended in 2004
Document Number: 2017-14445
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Lead Agency Record Keeping and Reporting Requirements Under Part C of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Document Number: 2017-14444
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State and Local Educational Agency Record and Reporting Requirements Under Part B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2017-14443
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Rosa's Law
Document Number: 2017-14343
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
Rosa's Law changes references to ``mental retardation'' in Federal law to ``intellectual disability'' or ``intellectual disabilities.'' These final regulations implement this statutory change in applicable Department of Education regulations.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act-Accountability and State Plans
Document Number: 2017-12126
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed, a resolution of disapproval of the accountability and State plans final regulations that were published on November 29, 2016. Because the resolution of disapproval invalidates these final regulations, the Department of Education (Department) is hereby removing these final regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms
Document Number: 2017-14132
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2017-14186
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Education
On January 6 and January 19, 2017, the Department announced dates by which institutions subject to the Department's gainful employment (GE) regulations must comply with certain provisions of the GE regulations relating to the submission of alternate earnings appeals and disclosure requirements. On March 6, 2017, the Department announced that it was allowing additional time, until July 1, 2017, to comply with those provisions. On June 15, 2017, the Department announced its intention to negotiate issues related to gainful employment. This document announces that the Department allows additional time, until July 1, 2018, for institutions to comply with certain disclosure requirements in the GE regulations and invites comment on this action. The Department also extends the deadline for all programs to file alternate earnings appeals in light of the Court Order in American Association of Cosmetology Schools v. DeVos, Civil Action No. 17-0263, D.D.C. June 28, 2017 (Court Order). We will issue a Federal Register notice to specifically implement the Court Order, including establishing new deadlines, and anticipate doing so within 30 days from the publication date of this notice. We do not change the July 1, 2017, deadline for the requirement to provide a completed disclosure template, or a link thereto, on GE program Web pages.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Master Generic Plan for Customer Surveys and Focus Groups
Document Number: 2017-14010
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities Program; Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities
Document Number: 2017-13801
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) amends the regulations implementing Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). These conforming changes are needed to implement statutory amendments made to the IDEA by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), enacted on December 10, 2015. These regulations remove and revise IDEA definitions based on changes made to the definitions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the ESSA, and also update several State eligibility requirements to reflect amendments to the IDEA made by the ESSA. They also update relevant cross-references in the IDEA regulations to sections of the ESEA to reflect changes made by the ESSA. These regulations also include several technical corrections to previously published IDEA Part B regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2017-13772
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-30
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of the re-establishment of a computer matching program between the Department of Education (ED) and the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).
Applications for New Awards; International Research and Studies Program-Research, Studies, and Surveys
Document Number: 2017-13521
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the International Research and Studies Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.017A.