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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-27144
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Text Ed: A Study of Text Messaging to Improve College Enrollment Rates among Disadvantaged Adults (18-13-41).'' This system contains individually identifying information voluntarily provided by grantees under the Department of Education's (Department') Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program which were selected to participate in the study and adult participants who receive services from those grantees. The EOC program is one of the Department's TRIO programs and primarily focuses on disadvantaged adults. The information in this system will be used to conduct a rigorous study of the effectiveness of customized text messages as an enhancement to EOC services, examining whether the messages lead to increased college enrollment and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates among adults receiving support from EOCs.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Guaranty Agencies Security Self-Assessment and Attestation
Document Number: 2018-27127
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Document Number: 2018-26879
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Department of Education
Per the authorizing legislation for the NACIQI, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (Secretary) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the NACIQI.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2021) Field Test Recruitment
Document Number: 2018-26859
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2018-26783
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Student Aid (FSA) Feedback System
Document Number: 2018-26542
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
2018-2019 Award Year Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG), the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Programs, the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-26313
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
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 2018-2019 award year. 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. The Federal student aid programs (title IV, HEA programs) covered by this deadline date notice are the Pell Grant, Direct Loan, TEACH Grant, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, and campus-based (FSEOG and FWS) programs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-26312
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
This provides notice of the re-establishment of the matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (Department or ED) (recipient agency) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (source agency). The purpose of the matching program is to assist the Department with verification of a veteran's status during the processing of applications for financial assistance under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 Phase II
Document Number: 2018-26197
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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; Study of State Implementation of the Unsafe School Choice Option
Document Number: 2018-26163
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-26130
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the announcement of an upcoming meeting to be 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.
Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program; Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools
Document Number: 2018-26095
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO grants or CMO grant program) under the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.282M. We may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2019 and later years. We take this action to support the replication and expansion of high-quality charter schools by charter management organizations (CMOs) throughout the Nation, particularly those that serve educationally disadvantaged students, such as students who are individuals from low-income families, students with disabilities, and English learners; and students who traditionally have been underserved by charter schools, such as Native American students and students in rural communities.
Application for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)--Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools
Document Number: 2018-26094
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 for CSPGrants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.282M.
Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Education of Migratory Children
Document Number: 2018-25931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department proposes to modify the current requirements related to the responsibilities of State educational agency (SEA) recipients of funds under title I, part C, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to conduct annual prospective re-interviews to confirm the eligibility of children under the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Based on input from MEP stakeholders, we propose to clarify who constitutes an independent re- interviewer, and to reduce the costs and burden of prospective re- interviews conducted by independent re-interviewers, while maintaining adequate quality control measures to safeguard the integrity of program eligibility determinations.
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2018-25314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education proposes to amend regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The proposed regulations would clarify and modify Title IX regulatory requirements pertaining to the availability of remedies for violations, the effect of Constitutional protections, the designation of a coordinator to address sex discrimination issues, the dissemination of a nondiscrimination policy, the adoption of grievance procedures, and the process to claim a religious exemption. The proposed regulations would also specify how recipient schools and institutions covered by Title IX (hereinafter collectively referred to as recipients or schools) must respond to incidents of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination. The proposed regulations are intended to promote the purpose of Title IX by requiring recipients to address sexual harassment, assisting and protecting victims of sexual harassment and ensuring that due process protections are in place for individuals accused of sexual harassment.
Waiver of Certain Consumer Information Requirements for Foreign Institutions of Higher Education
Document Number: 2018-25929
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary identifies specific provisions governing the student loan programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), that do not apply to foreign institutions.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; OESE Performance Review and Self-Assessment Protocol
Document Number: 2018-25772
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Grantee Reporting Form-Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Annual Payback Report
Document Number: 2018-25747
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
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; Borrower Defenses Against Loan Repayment
Document Number: 2018-25617
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-26
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; International Resource Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2018-25485
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-23
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; Performance Partnership Pilots Application
Document Number: 2018-25404
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-21
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; Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation: Striving Readers Implementation Study
Document Number: 2018-25090
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
List of Borrowers Who Have Defaulted on Their Health Education Assistance Loans
Document Number: 2018-25000
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-15
Agency: Department of Education
Federal Student Aid (FSA), as required by the Public Health Service Act (the Act) is publishing this list of Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) borrowers who have defaulted on their loans as of June 30, 2018. This information is also made available for use by organizations authorized by the Act.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Studies
Document Number: 2018-24847
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
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 modified system of records entitled ``National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Longitudinal and Cross-sectional Studies'' (18-13-01). This system is used to fulfill NCES's legislative mandate to collect, report, analyze, and disseminate statistical data on the condition and progress of education in the United States and other nations at the early childhood, preschool, elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels, including data on the critical influences, contexts, and transitions of: Students in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and graduate education, and into employment and adult experiences; children at early childhood stage; homeschooled students; the general adult population; and participants in career training.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Document Number: 2018-24457
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-08
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; Gainful Employment Disclosure Template
Document Number: 2018-24382
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
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; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) 2019-20 and 2021-22
Document Number: 2018-24314
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
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; Student Assistance General Provisions-Annual Fire Safety Report
Document Number: 2018-24301
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-07
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; EDFacts Data Collection School Years 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22 (With 2018-19 Continuation)
Document Number: 2018-24264
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-06
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; Application Forms and Instructions for the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
Document Number: 2018-24178
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Application to Pilot; Federal Student Aid's Next Generation Financial Services Environment-Payment Vehicle Account Program Pilot
Document Number: 2018-24049
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-02
Agency: Department of Education
On October 17, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications from parties to implement a Pilot of a Payment Vehicle Account Program. This notice amends the deadline for transmittal of applications, the dates of the in-person presentations for applicants selected to present and discussion session, and the intended award date.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Readmission for Servicemembers
Document Number: 2018-23913
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies; Submission Dates for State Revenue and Expenditure Reports for Fiscal Year 2018, Revisions to Those Reports, and Revisions to Prior Fiscal Year Reports
Document Number: 2018-23834
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces dates for State educational agencies (SEAs) to submit expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2018, revisions to those reports, and revisions to reports for previous fiscal years. The Secretary sets these dates to ensure that data are available to serve as the basis for timely distribution of Federal funds. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for this request of the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data will be published by NCES and will be used by the Secretary in the calculation of allocations for FY 2020 appropriated funds.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Subpart K-Cash Management
Document Number: 2018-23666
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
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; Income Based Repayment-Notifications
Document Number: 2018-23665
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
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; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Forms
Document Number: 2018-23664
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
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; FY 2018 Child Care Access Means Parents in School Annual Performance Report Package 84.335A
Document Number: 2018-23663
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
National Assessment Governing Board
Document Number: 2018-23495
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 15-17, 2018 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. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) Experimental Sites Initiative
Document Number: 2018-23494
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Fixed-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-23372
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Direct PLUS Loans) made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program with first disbursement dates on or after July 1, 2018, and before July 1, 2019.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010
Document Number: 2018-23371
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program that have variable interest rates. The rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-23370
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Direct PLUS Loan) with first disbursement dates before July 1, 2006, and for Federal Direct Consolidation Loans (Direct Consolidation Loans) for which the application was received before February 1, 1999. The rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Non-Title IV Revenue Requirements (90/10)
Document Number: 2018-23364
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
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; Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction Grants-Subgrants to LEAs
Document Number: 2018-23275
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Household Education Survey 2019 (NHES:2019)
Document Number: 2018-23189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act State Plan
Document Number: 2018-23141
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
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; Federal Family Educational Loan Program-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2018-22965
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.