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Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Family Educational Loan Program-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2018-17758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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; Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Interest Rate Limitation Request
Document Number: 2018-17744
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-17
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; Common Core of Data (CCD) School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) 2018-2020
Document Number: 2018-17523
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2018-17531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to rescind the gainful employment (GE) regulations, which added to the Student Assistance General Provisions requirements for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Department plans to update the College Scorecard, or a similar web-based tool, to provide program-level outcomes for all higher education programs, at all institutions that participate in the programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which would improve transparency and inform student enrollment decisions through a market-based accountability system.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-17512
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
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 U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice to modify the system of records entitled ``Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program'' (18-11-20), last published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2017. Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 and the Public Health Service Act, the authority to administer the HEAL program, including servicing, collecting, and enforcing any loans made under the program that remain outstanding, was transferred from the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Secretary of Education on July 1, 2014, the date of the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014. The HEAL program system of records covers records for all activities that the Department carries out with regard to servicing, collecting, and enforcing Federal student loans made under the Public Health Service Act that remain outstanding. The HEAL program system also contains records of transactions performed by the Department to carry out the purposes of this system of records.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-17470
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirement in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibits project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The waiver and project period extension will enable the 34 current Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) program grantees to continue to receive Federal funding for up to an additional 24 months through fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Temporary Expansion of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TE-PSLF)
Document Number: 2018-17430
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-14
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; International Resource Information System (IRIS)
Document Number: 2018-17209
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
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; Special Programs for Indian Children-Demonstration Grants; Supplemental Notice
Document Number: 2018-17145
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
On June 26, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications (NIA) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Indian Education Discretionary Grants ProgramsDemonstration Grants for Indian Children program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.299A. This notice clarifies the selection criteria and requirements that apply to this competition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Performance Report
Document Number: 2018-16737
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Annual Updates to the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2018-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-16582
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2018 to give notice to borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2018-2019 year under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.063.
Applications for New Awards; Grants to States for School Emergency Management Program
Document Number: 2018-16540
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Grants to States for School Emergency Management (GSEM) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.184Q.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Technical Assistance and Dissemination Center on Improving Literacy Through Supporting Elementary School Leaders
Document Number: 2018-16382
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With DisabilitiesTechnical Assistance and Dissemination Center on Improving Literacy through Supporting Elementary School Leaders, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326L.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2018-15929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) (title IV, HEA programs). We also announce our intention to create two subcommittees for this committee. In addition, we announce three public hearings at which interested parties may comment on the topics suggested by the Department and may suggest additional topics that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee. We will also accept written comments on the topics suggested by the Department and suggestions for additional topics that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee. The Department will present negotiators with proposed regulatory language at the first negotiating session.
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-15823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to create Institutional Accountability regulations that would amend the regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program to establish a Federal standard for evaluating and a process for adjudicating borrower defenses to repayment for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2019, and provide for actions the Secretary may take to collect from schools financial losses due to successful borrower defense to repayment discharges. The Secretary also proposes to withdraw (i.e. rescind) certain amendments to the regulations already published but not yet effective.
Applications for New Awards; Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need
Document Number: 2018-16330
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.200A.
Applications for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Open Textbooks Pilot Program
Document Number: 2018-16264
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Open Textbooks Pilot program conducted under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.116T.
Applications for New Awards; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education-Pilot Program for Cybersecurity Education Technological Upgrades for Community Colleges
Document Number: 2018-16259
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)Pilot Program for Cybersecurity Education Technological Upgrades for Community Colleges, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.116R.
Arbitration Panel Decisions Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2018-16243
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Education
This notice lists arbitration panel decisions under the Randolph-Sheppard Act issued in October, November, and December 2017. The full text of all decisions is available on the Department's website and by request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Performance Report Form
Document Number: 2018-16211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
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; 21st Century Community Learning Centers Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2018-16158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-16092
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of Education
This is a Notice of a new matching program between the Department of Education (ED) and the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). This is a new matching notice upon expiration of the previously published 18-month Computer Matching agreement August 1, 2017. It was originally established on February 1, 2010.
Proposed 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: 2018-15977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for Grants to Charter Management Organizations for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools (CMO grants) under the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.282M. The Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement 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,\1\ such as students who are Individuals from Low-income Families, and students who traditionally have been underserved by charter schools, such as students who are Indians and students in Rural Communities.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Center on Dispute Resolution
Document Number: 2018-15932
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With DisabilitiesCenter on Dispute Resolution, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326X.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities, School Safety National Activities, and Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants Programs-National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Document Number: 2018-15928
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities, School Safety National Activities, and Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants Programs National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326S.
National Assessment Governing Board
Document Number: 2018-15887
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the August 2-4, 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 Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). This meeting notice is published late due to the fact that approval of the August Board meeting agenda required a quorum of the Board's Executive Committee which could not be established in time to provide timely notice in the Federal Register.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS: 09) Panel Maintenance 2018 and 2021
Document Number: 2018-15871
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Training and Information for Parents of Children With Disabilities-Technical Assistance for Parent Centers
Document Number: 2018-15832
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Training and Information for Parents of Children with DisabilitiesTechnical Assistance for Parent Centers, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.328R.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-15457
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
This provides notice of the re-establishment of the matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (Department) and the Social Security Administration (SSA). The purpose of the matching program is to assist the Department in facilitating borrowers who owe a balance on one or more student loans under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), should they wish to do so, to more efficiently and effectively apply for a total and permanent disability (TPD) discharge of their student loans. The matching program also will assist the Department in allowing recipients of Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants under title IV of the HEA who are obligated to repay due to failure to complete their agreement to serve, should they wish to do so, to more efficiently and effectively apply for a TPD discharge of their agreement to serve.
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program; Corrections
Document Number: 2018-15260
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-19
Agency: Department of Education
In the Federal Register of February 14, 2018, the Department of Education (Department) published a final rule (the delay rule) delaying, until July 1, 2019, the effective date of selected provisions of the final regulations entitled Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (the 2016 final regulations), published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2016. This rule inadvertently omitted regulations from the list in the DATES section of regulations for which the effective date is delayed. This document removes the regulations that we intended to delay from the text of the Code of Federal Regulations and specifies July 1, 2019 as their effective date.
Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged-Supplement Not Supplant; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2018-15259
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-17
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is withdrawing the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) pertaining to the supplement not supplant requirements under title I, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Magnet Schools Assistance Program-Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Table Form
Document Number: 2018-15150
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Associate Degree Preservice Program Improvement Grants To Support Personnel Working With Young Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2018-15055
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesAssociate Degree Preservice Program Improvement Grants to Support Personnel Working with Young Children with Disabilities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.325N.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Model Demonstration Projects To Improve Academic Outcomes of Students With Intellectual Disabilities in Elementary and Middle School
Document Number: 2018-15054
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesModel Demonstration Projects to Improve Academic Outcomes of Students with Intellectual Disabilities in Elementary and Middle School, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.326M.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Center on Technology Systems in Local Educational Agencies
Document Number: 2018-14692
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with DisabilitiesCenter on Technology Systems in Local Educational Agencies, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327T.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Perkins/NDSL Loan Assignment Form
Document Number: 2018-14603
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
List of Correspondence From July 1, 2016, Through March 31, 2018
Document Number: 2018-14532
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the third and fourth quarters of 2016, all quarters of 2017, and the first quarter of 2018. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/ index.html.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2019-20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS: 20) Field Test Institution Contacting and Enrollment List Collection
Document Number: 2018-14441
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
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; National Teacher and Principal Survey of 2019-2020 (NTPS 2019-20) Preliminary Field Activities
Document Number: 2018-14390
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
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; Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 109: Teachers' Use of Technology for School and Homework Assignments
Document Number: 2018-14369
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities; Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2018-14374
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department postpones by two years the date for States to comply with the ``Equity in IDEA'' or ``significant disproportionality'' regulations, from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020. The Department also postpones the date for including children ages three through five in the analysis of significant disproportionality, with respect to the identification of children as children with disabilities and as children with a particular impairment, from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022.
Program Integrity and Improvement
Document Number: 2018-14373
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary delays, until July 1, 2020, the effective date of selected provisions of the final regulations entitled Program Integrity and Improvement published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2016 (the 2016 final regulations). The Secretary is delaying the effective date of selected provisions of the 2016 final regulations based on concerns recently raised by regulated parties and to ensure that there is adequate time to conduct negotiated rulemaking to reconsider selected provisions of 2016 final regulations and, as necessary, develop revised regulations. The provisions for which the effective date is being delayed are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Stepping-up Technology Implementation
Document Number: 2018-14338
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Stepping-up Technology Implementation, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327S.
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: 2018-14273
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals With Disabilities-Center on Early Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning for Young Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2018-14083
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with DisabilitiesCenter on Early Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning for Young Children with Disabilities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.327G.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Student Loan Program Deferment Request Forms
Document Number: 2018-14022
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Statewide Family Engagement Centers
Document Number: 2018-13913
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.310A.
Applications for New Awards; Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs
Document Number: 2018-13862
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs (Training Program), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.103A.
Applications for New Awards; Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP)
Document Number: 2018-13856
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program (NHCTEP), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.259A.