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Document Number: 2014-08649
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
To assist in its efforts to explore potential uses of Application Program Interfaces (APIs), the U.S. Department of Education (Department) requests information regarding the use of APIs in the context of higher education data and student aid programs and processes at the Department. We invite ideas, information, and feedback from all interested parties for the purpose of making data and processes in higher education and student aid more open and accessible to students and families, in the most secure manner, as they make an investment in postsecondary education.
Document Number: 2014-08559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend to use this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Document Number: 2014-08556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes two priorities for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes priorities for an RRTC on Transition to Employment for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Community Living and Participation of Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions. This RRTC will be jointly funded by NIDRR and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend these priorities to contribute to improved outcomes in the transition to employment and in community living and participation of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions and psychiatric disabilities.
Document Number: 2014-08542
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
Document Number: 2014-08537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
On March 24, 2014, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published in the Federal Register (79 FR 15975) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2014 for the AP Test Fee program that included a summary of exam costs with an incorrect amount for the exams administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization. This notice corrects the maximum amount the Department would pay an SEA towards the costs of the exams administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Document Number: 2014-08423
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
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: 2014-08376
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, the Department announces the reopening of the period for submitting an application for a designation of eligibility under the PPOHA program by those institutions that intend to apply for a grant under the PPOHA program to be announced later in 2014. The decision to hold a new competition for PPOHA was made after the FY 2014 Eligibility Notice deadline of March 7, 2014. The eligibility process is being reopened to allow institutions that have not yet applied for eligibility to submit applications. This limited reopening is intended to ensure that all potential applicants to the PPOHA program have the opportunity to submit applications for eligibility prior to the announcement of this competition. If you have already submitted an application for eligibility in response to the FY 2014 Eligibility Notice, you do not need to resubmit your application.
Document Number: 2014-08288
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2014-08211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of Education
On November 20, 2013, we announced our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations to address program integrity and improvement issues for the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), (Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs). We also announced the schedule for three sessions of committee meetings. We now announce the addition of a fourth session, consisting of two days of committee meetings to focus on the development of proposed regulations to define ``adverse credit'' for borrowers in the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program.
Document Number: 2014-08107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2015 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding (1) of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
Document Number: 2014-07857
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-09
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: 2014-07594
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
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: 2014-07593
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
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: 2014-07408
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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. 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.
Document Number: 2014-07311
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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: 2014-07310
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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: 2014-07309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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: 2014-07295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Centers (RERC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RERC on Technologies to Enhance Independence in Daily Living for Adults with Cognitive Impairments. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes related to independence in daily activities in the home, community, or workplace setting for adults with cognitive impairments.
Document Number: 2014-07294
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice to revise the system of records entitled ``National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)'' (18-11-06). The Department revises to make necessary updates to the heading entitled ``SYSTEM LOCATION'' resulting from the Department's review of the system of records notice and to the heading entitled ''CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM'' in response to comments that the Department received regarding the Department's proposed revisions to the NSLDS system of records. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, Appendix I, indicates that minor changes to systems of records need not be reported. In this notice, we are making minor changes to the NSLDS system of records, as explained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Therefore, the Department has not filed a report describing the altered system of records covered by this notice with the Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, or the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB.
Document Number: 2014-07146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary responds to public comments on, and announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of, the Financial Disclosure for Reasonable and Affordable Rehabilitation Payments form.
Document Number: 2014-07107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
This meeting notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register (79 FR 10508), on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. This notice sets forth the time and location for the June 18- 19, 2014, meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).
Document Number: 2014-07056
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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: 2014-07029
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing non substantive change to a currently approved information collection.
Document Number: 2014-07028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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: 2014-06695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
Document Number: 2014-06828
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces a priority that the Department of Education (Department) may use for any appropriate discretionary grant program in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and future years. Through this action, we intend to focus Federal financial assistance on expanding the number of Department programs and projects that support activities in designated Promise Zones. This action will permit all offices in the Department to use this priority, as appropriate, in any discretionary grant competition.
Document Number: 2014-06731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend this priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric.
Document Number: 2014-06730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is requesting stakeholder input on how best to use results data (e.g., performance on assessments, graduation rates, and early childhood outcomes) in its accountability system under the IDEA. We believe that the Department must provide greater support to States' efforts to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities (children with disabilities). We need to ensure that States focus not only on complying with provisions of the law, but also on improving results for children with disabilities.
Document Number: 2014-06662
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Document Number: 2014-06491
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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: 2014-06457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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: 2014-06000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations on institutional eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the Student Assistance General Provisions to establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, and the conditions under which these educational programs remain eligible under the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the HEA (title IV, HEA programs).
Document Number: 2014-06389
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary extends to April 30, 2014, the deadline date for the submission of applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 awards under the Impact Aid Section 8002 Grant Program. Impact Aid regulations specify that the annual application deadline is January 31. However, the Secretary extends this deadline because of application changes necessitated by amendments in the FY 2013 National Defense Appropriation Act, and the time needed to implement subsequent technology upgrades to the application package.
Document Number: 2014-06382
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: April 3-4, 2014; April 3, 20149:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time, April 4, 20148:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20008, Phone: (202) 234-0700, Fax: (202) 265-7972. Additional details about the meeting will be posted on the NACIE Web site by March 27, 2014. Web site: www.NACIE-ED.org (To RSVP, and for NACIE Meeting Updates, and Final Agenda).
Document Number: 2014-06339
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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: 2014-06320
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the eighth meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. 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.
Document Number: 2014-06309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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: 2014-06308
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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: 2014-06232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Family Support. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes in this area for individuals with disabilities and family members who provide assistance to them.
Document Number: 2014-06071
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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: 2014-05958
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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: 2014-05957
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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: 2014-05956
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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: 2014-05941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes priorities for the CIBE Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education office (IFLE). The Acting Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years.