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Safe and Drug-Free Schools Programs, Final Priority and Other Application Requirements
Document Number: 05-12225
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces a priority and other application requirements under the Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grants program. We may use this priority and these application requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority to support grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) to improve and strengthen emergency response and crisis management plans.
Notice of Final Extension of Project Period and Waiver for the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers
Document Number: 05-12223
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirements in Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), in 34 CFR 75.250 and 75.261(c)(2), respectively, that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This extension of project period and waiver enables the current SCIMS (a total of 16), which provide assistance to establish innovative projects for the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of comprehensive medical, vocational, and other rehabilitation services to meet the wide range of needs of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), to receive an additional 12- month Federal funding period ranging from September 1, 2005, until December 1, 2006, a period exceeding the original project period of five years.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities; Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities; and Service Obligations Under Special Education-Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 05-11804
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing the Assistance to States for Education of Children with Disabilities Program, the Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities Program, and Service Obligations under Special Education Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities. These amendments are needed to implement recently enacted changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education; Comprehensive Centers; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005; Correction
Document Number: 05-12101
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Education
On June 3, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register (70 FR 32583) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2005 to establish and operate Comprehensive Centers under Title II of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (TA Act). On page 32589, third column, the additional requirement under the heading ``6. Advisory Board'' is corrected to read as follows: 6. Advisory Board. Each application must propose, as part of its technical assistance plan, establishing an advisory board to advise the proposed comprehensive center on: (a) The activities of the center relating to its allocation of resources to and within each State in a manner that reflects the need for assistance in accordance with section 203(d) of Title II of the TA Act; (b) strategies for monitoring and addressing the educational needs of the region, on an ongoing basis; (c) maintaining a high standard of quality in the performance of the center's activities; and (d) carrying out the center's duties in a manner that promotes progress toward improving student academic achievement. The plan must (1) detail the composition of the board by name and affiliation in accordance with the requirements described in section 203 of the TA Act and in the application instructions found in the application package, and (2) include a letter of commitment from each proposed board member. In the alternative to submitting a plan that meets the requirements in (1) and (2) in the previous sentence, an applicant may include, in its plan, a statement of commitment that it will comply with section 203(g) of the TA Act as well as a narrative statement of how the board will operate.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs
Document Number: 05-12019
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-17
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 new system of records entitled Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs (18-13-11). Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., in collaboration with the Center for Educational Leadership, is conducting the Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs. The evaluation has been commissioned by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The study will address the following questions: (1) Do elementary school teachers who participate in a high- intensity program of induction have increased retention rates as compared to teachers who participate in the induction program that the school district normally offers? (2) If the high-intensity program of induction support is more effective in retaining elementary school teachers, is the increase in teacher retention large enough to warrant the added cost of the program? (3) For teachers who participate in the high-intensity program or the induction program that the school district normally offers, what are the characteristics of those who are retained versus those who leave the school, district, or profession? (4) Does participation in a high-intensity induction program affect teacher practices, as compared to the practices of teachers who participate in the induction program that the district normally offers? (5) Does participation in a high-intensity induction program result in increased student achievement? The system of records will contain information about teachers participating in the evaluation. It will include, but is not limited to the following data: Names; social security numbers; home addresses; home phone numbers; cell phone numbers; e-mail addresses; race/ ethnicity; age; income; marital status; household composition; home ownership; educational background and credentials; and ACT or SAT college examination scores.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers; Grants and Cooperative Agreements; Availability
Document Number: 05-11924
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a funding priority for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research's (NIDRR) Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTC) program. This priority may be used for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 05-11922
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2005. Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program, borrowers may choose to repay their student loans (Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct Subsidized Consolidation Loan, and Direct Unsubsidized Consolidation Loan) under the ICR plan, which bases the repayment amount on the borrower's income, family size, loan amount, and interest rate. Each year, we adjust the formula for calculating a borrower's payment to reflect changes due to inflation. This notice contains the adjusted income percentage factors for 2005 and charts showing sample repayment amounts based on the adjusted ICR plan formula. It also contains examples of how the calculation of the monthly ICR amount is performed and a constant multiplier chart for use in performing the calculations. The adjustments for the ICR plan formula contained in this notice are effective from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
Notice Inviting Comments on Priorities To Be Proposed to the National Board for Education Sciences of the Institute of Education Sciences
Document Number: 05-11921
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) has developed priorities to guide the work of the Institute. The National Board for Education Sciences (Board) must approve the priorities, but before proposing the priorities to the Board, the Director must seek public comment on the priorities. The public comments will be provided to the Board prior to its action on the priorities.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education-Enhanced Assessment Instruments; Withdrawal of Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005
Document Number: 05-11803
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Education
On April 19, 2005, the Secretary published in the Federal Register (70 FR 20360) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2005 under the Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grants program. Subsequent to the publication of this notice, the Secretary announced that the Department will be publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to modified achievement standards for a limited group of students with disabilities. These regulations may affect the criteria for awarding Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grants. The purpose of this notice is to withdraw the invitation for applications for new awards for Enhanced Assessment Instrument Grants for fiscal year 2005.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-14
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.
Grants to States To Improve Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs
Document Number: 05-11653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces priorities and requirements under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) National Programs for Grants to States to Improve Management of Drug and Violence Prevention Programs. We may use one or more of these priorities and requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priorities and requirements to facilitate the development, enhancement, or expansion of the capacity of States and other entities that receive SDFSCA State Grants program funds to collect, analyze, and use data to improve the management of drug and violence prevention programs.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-11484
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11349
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2006-2007 year. The FAFSA is completed by students and their families and the information submitted on the form is used to determine the students' eligibility and financial need for financial aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (Title IV, HEA Programs). The Secretary also requests comments on changes under consideration for the 2006-2007 FAFSA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11348
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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: 05-11347
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
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.
Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs
Document Number: 05-11291
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from institutions and applicants for the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, for the 2005-2006 award year. The Federal student aid programs include the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership programs. 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. Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of this notice.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS); Notice Reopening the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Competition
Document Number: 05-11100
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
On March 10, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 11954) a notice inviting applications for the SBIR program's FY 2005 competition. The original notice for this FY 2005 competition established a May 9, 2005 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 SBIR Phase I program FY 2005 competition. The new application deadline date for the competition is June 10, 2005.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program (URR)
Document Number: 05-11099
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
We correct the Deadline for Intergovernmental Review in the notice published on May 13, 2005 (70 FR 25553).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-11071
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
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 Innovation and Improvement; Notice of Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day; Correction
Document Number: 05-10888
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
On May 24, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 29727) a notice of implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day under the Office of Innovation and Improvement. On page 29727, first column, under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, the telephone number provided for Alex Stein is corrected to read (202) 205-9085 and the Internet address is corrected to read constitutionday@ed.gov. In the last sentence of the section, under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, the words ``in section'' are removed. For Further Information Contact: Alex Stein, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 4W218, Washington, DC 20202- 2110. Telephone (202) 205-9085 or via Internet: constitutionday@ed.gov If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTD), you may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request by contacting the person listed above. Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister. To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1-888-293-6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512-1530.
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, as Amended by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA)
Document Number: 05-10762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
We published a notice in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005 (70 FR 16784), announcing plans to hold a series of public meetings to seek comments and suggestions about proposed regulations under 34 CFR parts 300 and 303 to implement programs under the recently amended IDEA. Under DATES, the day and date listed for the first meeting has been changed. The first meeting is listed as ``Monday, June 6, 2005 in San Antonio, TX''. This date is corrected to read ``Thursday, July 7, 2005 in San Antonio, TX'' for this location. This document also provides the information on specific sites for each of the currently planned public meetings.
Open Meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 05-10743
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the Board and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of the Board's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Board's charter. Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to investigate ways the federal government can help tribal colleges use long-term development, endowment building and planning to strengthen institutional viability through private sector funding support. In addition, the Board will review and make a first assessment of the annual reports submitted by federal departments and agencies to the WHITCU as required by Executive Order 13270. Other topics include further enhancing the Board's strategic plan including identifying ways to expand and complement federal education initiatives; employing new and emerging technologies; augmenting resources to ultimately impact the recruitment and retention of students and faculty; and, assisting in implementing the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and meeting other high standards of educational achievement within the nation's tribal colleges and universities.
Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs
Document Number: 05-10584
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education announces the annual updates to the tables that will be used in the statutory ``Federal Need Analysis Methodology'' to determine a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 2006-2007 under Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). An EFC is the amount a student and his or her family may reasonably be expected to contribute toward the student's postsecondary educational costs for purposes of determining financial aid eligibility. The Part F Programs include the Federal Pell Grant, campus-based (Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work- Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Programs), Federal Family Education Loan, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programs (Title IV, HEA Programs).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-10546
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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: 05-10545
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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: 05-10507
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-10506
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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 Implementation of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17 of Each Year
Document Number: 05-10355
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces that, pursuant to legislation passed by Congress, educational institutions receiving Federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on September 17 of each year. This notice implements this provision as it applies to educational institutions receiving Federal funding from the Department.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10290
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-24
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-10254
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
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.
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board
Document Number: 05-10154
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required by Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend.
Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: 05-10139
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, we award grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of small, rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of the fiscal year (FY) 2005 SRSA grant applications. As discussed in this notice, if an eligible LEA submitted an application for SRSA grant funds for a prior year, the LEA is considered to have met the FY 2005 application requirement based on its previously submitted application and does not have to submit a new application to the Department to receive its FY 2005 SRSA grant award. Application Deadline: June 17, 2005, 4:30 p.m. eastern time.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-10087
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
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: 05-10086
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
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: 05-10085
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-9966
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
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 proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-9965
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-19
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: 05-9769
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
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 Innovation and Improvement (OII); Notice Reopening the Star Schools Program Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Competition
Document Number: 05-9728
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
On March 8, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 11202) a notice inviting applications for the Star Schools program's FY 2005 competition. The original notice for this FY 2005 competition established a May 9, 2005, 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 Star Schools program FY 2005 competition. The new application deadline date for the competition is May 20, 2005.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: 05-9681
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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.
School Dropout Prevention Program
Document Number: 05-9618
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria under the School Dropout Prevention (SDP) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2005 and later years. We intend the priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria to strengthen the quality of applications and provide greater understanding of the Department's intent regarding the direction of this program.