Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
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 a new system of records entitled ``Follow Up Evaluation of the Gear Up Program (18-17-02).'' This system will contain information about middle school students who participated in the GEAR UP program in 2000-01 and a matched comparison of middle school students who did not participate in the program. The students' expected high school completion year is 2006 and the follow- up information will be collected in spring of 2006. This system consists of the name, address, and social security number of the study participants as well as demographic information such race/ethnicity and age; educational background, transcript information, service participation information, high school graduation, and preliminary postsecondary enrollment information; and financial aid application and award. The information will be collected from students and their parents. The Department seeks comment on this new system of records described in this notice, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
On December 9, 2005, a 60-day notice inviting comment from the public was inadvertently published for the ``2004/06 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/06)'' in the Federal Register (70 FR 236) dated December 9, 2005. This notice amends the public comment period for this program to 30 days. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students
On December 7, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 72791) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2006 for the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program under section 3112 of Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-110)(NCLB). The notice incorrectly specified that applications would be available on December 5, 2005. On page 72791, third column, and page 72792, third column, the date listed under Applications Available is corrected to read ``December 7, 2005''.