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Download as PDF 4830 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 19 / Monday, January 31, 2005 / Notices Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally. If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, we notify you. 2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify administrative and national policy requirements in the application package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice. We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also incorporates your approved application as part of your binding commitments under the grant. 3. Reporting: At the end of your project period, you must submit a final performance report, including financial information, as directed by the Secretary. If you receive a multi-year award, you must submit an annual performance report that provides the most current performance and financial expenditure information as specified by the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. 4. Performance Measures: The Secretary has established the following key performance measures for assessing the effectiveness of the Professional Development program: (1) The percentage of program participants who receive full state licensure will increase; (2) the percentage of program participants who become teachers in schools with high concentrations of American Indian and Alaska Native students and teach in their licensure area will increase; and (3) the percentage of program participants who become principals/vice principals/ school administrators in schools with high concentrations of American Indian and Alaska Native students will increase. 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Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: January 25, 2005. Victoria Vasques, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Indian Education. [FR Doc. E5–358 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 Notice of Public Meeting to seek comments and suggestions on regulatory issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Secretary announces plans to hold the last of a series of public meetings to seek comments and suggestions from the public prior to developing and publishing proposed regulations to implement programs under the recently revised Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date and Time of Public Meeting: Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Academy for Educational Development, Academy Hall, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20009. ADDRESSES: Troy R. Justesen. Telephone: (202) 245–7468. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2004, the President signed into law Public Law 108–446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, amending the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Copies of the new law may be obtained at the following Web site: http://edworkforce.house.gov/issues/ 108th/education/idea/conferencereport/ confrept.htm. Enactment of the new law provides an opportunity to consider improvements in the regulations implementing the IDEA (including both formula and discretionary grant programs) that would strengthen the Federal effort to ensure every child with a disability has available a free appropriate public education that—(1) is of high quality, and (2) is designed to achieve the high standards reflected in the No Child Left Behind Act and regulations. The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services will be holding a series of public meetings during the first few months of calendar year 2005 to seek input and suggestions for developing regulations, as needed, based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. This notice provides specific information about the last of these meetings, scheduled for Washington, DC (see Date and Time of Public Meeting earlier in this Notice). Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and material in alternative format) should notify the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The meeting location is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Dated: January 25, 2005. John H. Hager, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. [FR Doc. E5–357 Filed 1–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, 
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the 
Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting to seek comments and suggestions on 
regulatory issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 
(IDEA), as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education 
Improvement Act of 2004.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary announces plans to hold the last of a series of 
public meetings to seek comments and suggestions from the public prior 
to developing and publishing proposed regulations to implement programs 
under the recently revised Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
    Date and Time of Public Meeting: Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ADDRESSES: Academy for Educational Development, Academy Hall, 1825 
Connecticut Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Troy R. Justesen. Telephone: (202) 
245-7468.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 3, 2004, the President signed into law Public Law 108-
446, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 
2004, amending the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 
Copies of the new law may be obtained at the following Web site: http:/
/edworkforce.house.gov/issues/108th/education/idea/conferencereport/
confrept.htm.
    Enactment of the new law provides an opportunity to consider 
improvements in the regulations implementing the IDEA (including both 
formula and discretionary grant programs) that would strengthen the 
Federal effort to ensure every child with a disability has available a 
free appropriate public education that--(1) is of high quality, and (2) 
is designed to achieve the high standards reflected in the No Child 
Left Behind Act and regulations.
    The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services will be 
holding a series of public meetings during the first few months of 
calendar year 2005 to seek input and suggestions for developing 
regulations, as needed, based on the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Improvement Act of 2004.
    This notice provides specific information about the last of these 
meetings, scheduled for Washington, DC (see Date and Time of Public 
Meeting earlier in this Notice).
    Individuals who need accommodations for a disability in order to 
attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, and material in alternative format) should notify the contact 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The meeting 
location is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

    Dated: January 25, 2005.
John H. Hager,
Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
 [FR Doc. E5-357 Filed 1-28-05; 8:45 am]
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