Department of Education January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: E5-357
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Education
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1729
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 05-1651
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), 5 United States Code (U.S.C.) 552a, the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of an altered system of records entitled ``Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), Participation Management System'' for the purpose of providing telecommunications support for the delivery and administration of Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). This system stores personally identifiable data from individuals who elect to participate in the transfer of electronic data via the SAIG, or enroll in the Financial Aid Administration (FAA) Online Access system for access to either the Central Processing System (CPS) Online or eCampus Online. (The eCampus-Based Web site allows users to submit FISAP information, access Campus-Based account data, and view reports.) The Department is revising this system of records as a result of a system application change and other technical changes to the Title IV Wide Area Network (Title IV WAN 18-11-10) system notice. This altered system of records notice also changes the name of the system from Title IV WAN to Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG), Participation Management System; adds two new routine use disclosures; deletes number two under the ``Purposes'' statement, which refers to billing for customer service calls and ISIR data requests; and revises the safeguards and record retention and disposal sections to reflect the current safeguards and record retentions for the paper and electronic (Web-based) records and information.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: 05-1649
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Education
On January 21, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 3194) a notice announcing plans to hold the third 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 IDEA. On page 3195, first column, under Date and Time of Public Meeting, the times listed for the Boston, MA public meeting are corrected to read ``10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.''
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: 05-1648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold the sixth 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: Friday, February 18, 2005 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: E5-312
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold the fifth 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: Tuesday, February 15, 2005, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Smaller Learning Communities Program
Document Number: 05-1477
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for a special competition under the Smaller Learning Communities (SLC) program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria for a special competition using a portion of fiscal year (FY) 2004 funds and also in future years. The priorities, requirements, definitions and selection criteria proposed in this notice will not be used for all FY SLC 2004 competitions. Projects funded using these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria would create and/or expand SLC activities as well as participate in a national research evaluation of supplemental reading programs. Another SLC competition will be conducted later this year, awarding additional FY 2004 funds, for projects that do not require participation in the national research evaluation. Requirements, priorities, definitions, and selection criteria for that competition will be proposed in a notice in the Federal Register at a later date. We propose these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria to focus federal financial assistance on an identified national need for scientifically based data on supplemental reading programs for adolescents.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: 05-1318
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold the forth 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.
Scientifically Based Evaluation Methods
Document Number: 05-1317
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces a priority that may be used for any appropriate programs in the Department of Education (Department) in FY 2005 and in later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on expanding the number of programs and projects Department-wide that are evaluated under rigorous scientifically based research methods in accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The definition of scientifically based research in section 9201(37) of NCLB includes other research designs in addition to the random assignment and quasi-experimental designs that are the subject of this priority. However, the Secretary considers random assignment and quasi-experimental designs to be the most rigorous methods to address the question of project effectiveness. While this action is of particular importance for programs authorized by NCLB, it is also an important tool for other programs and, for this reason, is being established for all Department programs. Establishing the priority on a Department-wide basis will permit any office to use the priority for a program for which it is appropriate.
National Board for Education Sciences; Inaugural Meeting
Document Number: 05-1288
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend the open portion of the meeting. 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 Mary Grace Lucier at (202) 219-2253 by January 28. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: E5-211
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold the third 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.
Office of Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student Development Service
Document Number: E5-210
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides information about three one-day technical assistance workshops to assist institutions of higher education, local education agencies, and States interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2005 new awards under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Program. Program staff will present information about the purpose of the GEAR UP Program, selection criteria, application content, submission procedures, and reporting requirements. Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2005 competition, the Department is holding these workshops to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competition we expect to conduct in FY 2005. Specific requirements for the FY 2005 competition will be published in a separate Federal Register notice. This notice announces the technical assistance workshops only.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-167
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-166
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: 05-954
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold the second 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-874
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Teaching American History
Document Number: E5-145
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of Education
We propose selection criteria and other application requirements under the Teaching American History (TAH) grant program. We may use these criteria and the application requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and in later years. We take this action to add selection criteria and to provide more specificity with regard to the range of awards and the number of awards a local educational agency (LEA) may receive in each competition.
Innovation for Teacher Quality
Document Number: 05-861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes regulations prescribing criteria to be used in selecting eligible members of the Armed Forces to participate in the Troops-to-Teachers program and receive financial assistance. These proposed regulations would implement section 2303(c) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (the Act), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). The proposed regulations also would define the terms ``high-need local educational agency'' and ``public charter school'' in which a participant must agree to be employed under section 2304(a)(1)(B) of the Act, as amended by the NCLB.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E5-131
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice Reopening the Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Competition
Document Number: E5-129
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Office of Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education
On November 9, 2004, we published in the Federal Register (69 FR 65028) a notice inviting applications for the AP Test Fee FY 2005 competition. The original notice for this FY 2005 competition established a December 13, 2004 deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under this program. In order to afford as many eligible applicants as possible an opportunity to receive funding under this program, we are reopening the AP Test Fee FY 2005 competition. The new application deadline date for the competition is January 24, 2005.
Professional Development for Arts Educators Program
Document Number: E5-125
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement proposes a priority, requirements, and definitions under the Professional Development for Arts Educators program. We may use this priority and these requirements and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for professional development for arts educators that focuses on the development, enhancement, and expansion of standards-based arts instruction or that integrates arts instruction with other subject area content, and to improve student achievement of low-income students in kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12). We intend the priority, requirements, and definitions to improve the performance of needy children and to increase the amount of information on effective professional development for arts educators that is available nationally.
Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Program
Document Number: E5-122
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement proposes a priority, requirements, and definitions under the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination program. We may use this priority and these requirements and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for the enhancement, expansion, documentation, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, cohesive models that have demonstrated that they effectively: (1) Integrate standards-based arts education into the core elementary and middle school curricula; (2) strengthen standards-based arts instruction in these grades; and (3) improve elementary and middle schools students' academic performance, including their skills in creating, performing, and responding to the arts. We intend the priority, requirements, and definitions to increase the amount of information on effective models for arts education that is available nationally and to integrate the arts with standards-based education programs.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: E5-119
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold the first of a series of informal 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: Friday, January 28, 2005 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E5-87
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-86
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Overview Information; High School Equivalency Program (HEP); Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005
Document Number: 05-634
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Notice of Request for Comments and Recommendations on Regulatory Issues Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
Document Number: 05-446
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-10
Agency: Department of Education
On December 29, 2004, the Secretary of Education solicited comments and recommendations from the public prior to developing and publishing proposed regulations under 34 CFR parts 300 and 303 to implement programs under the recently amended IDEA (69 FR 77968). The Secretary also announced plans to hold informal public meetings to seek further input about those regulations in light of the statutory amendments. Under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION on page 77969, in the Announcement of Public Meetings section, the second location listed for one of the informal public meetings is incorrect. The document lists the second location as ``Newark, NJ''. This document corrects the location to read: ``Newark, DE''.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-435
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E5-17
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E4-3946
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission of Data by State Educational Agencies
Document Number: E4-3945
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces dates for the submission by State educational agencies (SEAs) of expenditure and revenue data and average daily attendance statistics on ED Form 2447 (the National Public Education Financial Survey (NPEFS)) for fiscal year (FY) 2004. 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. Bureau of the Census is the data collection agent for the 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 2006 appropriated funds.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-86
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-13
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation
Document Number: 05-100
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-04
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) issues these final regulations to adjust the Department's civil monetary penalties (CMPs) for inflation.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E4-3914
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E4-3913
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.