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Download as PDF 8578 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices • When these various types of data will be collected; • What methods of data collections will be used; • What evaluation instruments will be developed and when; • How the data will be analyzed; • When reports of evaluation results and outcomes will be available; and • How the applicant will use the information collected through the evaluation to monitor progress of the funded project and to provide accountability information both about the success at the initial site or sites and about effective strategies for replication in other settings. Applicants are encouraged to devote an appropriate level of resources to project evaluation. VI. Award Administration Information 1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally. 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Performance Indicator 2: To provide professional development, coaching, mentoring, and other support activities to current, practicing principals and assistant principals in high-need schools in high-need LEAs. We will track this indicator through the use of the following performance measure: Measure: The percentage of current, practicing principals and assistant principals serving in high-need schools in high-need LEAs and who participate in a structured, job-embedded program of professional development that includes mentoring, coaching, and other support activities. VII. Agency Contact FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggi Zelinko, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 5E114, Washington, DC 20202– 4260. Telephone: (202) 260–2614 or by e-mail: SLP@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1– 800–877–8339. 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The previous notice indicated that Meeting 3 of each of the ten RACs would be conducted online on several selected dates in march for the purposes of deliberating and finalizing the education needs assessment reports for their regions. The referenced online meetings have been canceled. Instead, the RACs will meet in person in Houston, TX on March 10 and 11, 2005 to deliberate and finalize their education needs assessment reports. The general public is welcome to attend. Individuals who want to attend the meetings must send their name and contact information to the RAC Support Office at The CNA Corporation, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311, or at http://www.rac@cna.org, by no later than Monday, March 7, 2005. Space is limited and, therefore, individuals planning to attend are advised to pre-register. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis up to the limits of the space available. For additional information relating to the role and responsibilities of the RACs, and activities carried out by each of the ten RACs, see the RAC Web site: http://www.rac-ed.org/. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The purposes of the open meetings are to: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 22, 2005 / Notices (1) Provide members of the (10) Regional Advisory Committees an extended amount of time together to review and discuss the reports that they will submit to the Secretary of Education on March 28, 2005. (2) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to RAC discussions on the top challenges in each region for improving student achievement. (3) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to RAC discussions on the top challenges to implementing the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act in each region. (4) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to RAC discussions on recommendations for the types of technical assistance that would help states, districts and schools successfully address the critical educational challenges identified by each of the RACs. (5) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to discussions and recommendations from each of the ten RACs on the priorities for federally funded technical assistance in their region. DATES: March 10, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 11, 2005 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note: The Region 2 (Southwest), Regional Advisory Committee will meet only on Thursday, March 10, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de la Americas, Houston, TX 77010. Tel: 800– 427–4697. Minutes of the meetings will be available to the public online (http:// www.rac-ed.org) within fourteen days of the meetings and for public inspection at the office of Georgette Joyner, The CNA Corporation, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regional Advisory Committees are established under section 206 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, (20 U.S.C. 9605). The RACs are to advise the Secretary by (1) conducting an educational needs assessment of each region described in section 174(b) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002; and (2) submitting reports for each region based on the regional assessments no later than 4 months after the committees are first convened. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify the RAC Support Office at The VerDate jul<14>2003 19:10 Feb 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 CNA Corporation by no later than Tuesday, March 1, 2005. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Enid Simmons, (202) 708–9499 or at enid.simmons@ed.gov. Dated: February 15, 2005. Raymond Simon, Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. [FR Doc. 05–3439 Filed 2–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–M ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Information Collection Activity; Proposed Collection; Comment Request United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, EAC announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received on or before Friday, February 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to the Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 2005, ATTN: Mr. Brian Hancock or may be submitted by facsimile transmission at 202–566–3127. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the above address, or call Mr. Brian Hancock or Ms. Juliet Thompson at (202) 566–3100. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8579 Title and OMB Number: Voter Registration Survey; OMB Number 3265–0NEW. Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to meet a requirement of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) (42 U.S.C. 1973gg, et seq.). NVRA requires the EAC to collect information regarding voter registration following each Federal general election. In order to fulfill those requirements and to provide a complete report to Congress, EAC is seeking information relating to November 2, 2004 election. Affected Public: State government. Annual Burden Hours: 3,000 hours. Number of Respondents: 55. Responses Per Respondent: 1. Average Burden Per Response: 54 hours. Frequency: Biennially. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Information Collection The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) created the Election Assistance Commission and enacted numerous provisions aimed at improving the administration of federal elections. In addition, HAVA gave EAC the responsibility for administering the NVRA. This survey seeks information relating to the November 2, 2004 election that will fulfill the requirements placed on EAC by the4 NVRA to collect and report on data related to voter registration. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 22, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8578-8579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3439]


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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Regional Advisory Committees: Open Meetings

AGENCY: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Education.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings of regional advisory committees.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the 
forthcoming public meetings of the Regional Advisory Committees (RACs). 
This notice contains a correction and supplement to the December 20, 
2004 (Monday) notice [Vol. 69, No. 243] concerning meetings of the RACs 
originally scheduled for March 2005. The previous notice indicated that 
Meeting 3 of each of the ten RACs would be conducted online on several 
selected dates in march for the purposes of deliberating and finalizing 
the education needs assessment reports for their regions. The 
referenced online meetings have been canceled. Instead, the RACs will 
meet in person in Houston, TX on March 10 and 11, 2005 to deliberate 
and finalize their education needs assessment reports. The general 
public is welcome to attend.
    Individuals who want to attend the meetings must send their name 
and contact information to the RAC Support Office at The CNA 
Corporation, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311, or at http:/
www.rac@cna.org">/www.rac@cna.org, by no later than Monday, March 7, 2005. Space is 
limited and, therefore, individuals planning to attend are advised to 
pre-register. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-
served basis up to the limits of the space available.
    For additional information relating to the role and 
responsibilities of the RACs, and activities carried out by each of the 
ten RACs, see the RAC Web site: http://www.rac-ed.org/.
    Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act accommodation. The meeting site is 
accessible to individuals with disabilities.
    The purposes of the open meetings are to:

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    (1) Provide members of the (10) Regional Advisory Committees an 
extended amount of time together to review and discuss the reports that 
they will submit to the Secretary of Education on March 28, 2005.
    (2) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to 
RAC discussions on the top challenges in each region for improving 
student achievement.
    (3) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to 
RAC discussions on the top challenges to implementing the requirements 
of the No Child Left Behind Act in each region.
    (4) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to 
RAC discussions on recommendations for the types of technical 
assistance that would help states, districts and schools successfully 
address the critical educational challenges identified by each of the 
RACs.
    (5) Provide an opportunity for the public to observe and listen to 
discussions and recommendations from each of the ten RACs on the 
priorities for federally funded technical assistance in their region.

DATES: March 10, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 11, 2005 from 
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Note: The Region 2 (Southwest), Regional Advisory 
Committee will meet only on Thursday, March 10, 2005 from 2 p.m. to 4 
p.m.

ADDRESSES: George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de la 
Americas, Houston, TX 77010. Tel: 800-427-4697.
    Minutes of the meetings will be available to the public online 
(http://www.rac-ed.org) within fourteen days of the meetings and for 
public inspection at the office of Georgette Joyner, The CNA 
Corporation, 4825 Mark Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311 between the 
hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Regional Advisory Committees are 
established under section 206 of the Educational Technical Assistance 
Act of 2002, (20 U.S.C. 9605). The RACs are to advise the Secretary by 
(1) conducting an educational needs assessment of each region described 
in section 174(b) of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002; and (2) 
submitting reports for each region based on the regional assessments no 
later than 4 months after the committees are first convened.
    Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order 
to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening 
devices, materials in alternative format) should notify the RAC Support 
Office at The CNA Corporation by no later than Tuesday, March 1, 2005. 
We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee 
availability of the requested accommodation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Enid Simmons, (202) 708-9499 or at 
enid.simmons@ed.gov.

    Dated: February 15, 2005.
Raymond Simon,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. 
Department of Education.
[FR Doc. 05-3439 Filed 2-18-05; 8:45 am]
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