Department of Education March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-4667
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: 06-3102
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming closed teleconference meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Assessment Governing Board. This notice also describes the functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 06-3077
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. This 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 its opportunity to attend.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-4562
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4561
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4560
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4559
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4525
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4524
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4523
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-4520
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Programs
Document Number: E6-4396
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
This is a notice of the deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2006-2007 funds under the Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (SLEAP) programs. The LEAP and SLEAP programs, authorized under Title IV, Part A, Subpart 4 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), assist States in providing aid to students with substantial financial need to help them pay for their postsecondary education costs through matching formula grants to States. Under section 415C(a) of the HEA, a State must submit an application to participate in the LEAP and SLEAP programs through the State agency that administered its LEAP Program as of July 1, 1985, unless the Governor of the State has subsequently designated, and the Department has approved, a different State agency to administer the LEAP Program.
Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs
Document Number: 06-2940
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the 2006-2007 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the campus-based programs.
Parental Information and Resource Centers; Final Priorities and Eligibility Requirements
Document Number: 06-2935
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces priorities and eligibility requirements under the Parental Information and Resource Centers (PIRC) program. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities for and apply these eligibility requirements to competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We intend these priorities and requirements to help ensure that funded projects will effectively address the purposes of the PIRC program.
Equal Access to Public School Facilities for the Boy Scouts of America and Other Designated Youth Groups
Document Number: 06-2890
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary adds a new part to title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations and amends 34 CFR parts 75 and 76 to implement the provisions of the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act (Act). This Act directs the Secretary of Education, through the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to ensure compliance with this new law. The regulations address equal access to public school facilities by the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: E6-4215
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Under section 607(d) of IDEA, the Secretary is required, on a quarterly basis, to publish in the Federal Register a list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) received by individuals during the previous quarter that describes the interpretations of the Department of IDEA or the regulations that implement IDEA.
Institute of Education Sciences; Notice Inviting Applications for Grants To Support Education Research for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007
Document Number: 06-2781
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2007 competitions for grants to support education research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002, Title I of Public Law 107-279. The intent of these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of education from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-4005
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-3906
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education
Document Number: 06-2459
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education, (Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-3577
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management 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: E6-3576
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Hearing
Document Number: 06-2405
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming hearing of the Advisory committee on Student Financial Assistance. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the hearing (i.e., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Tuesday, March 28, 2006, by contacting Ms. Hope Gray at (202) 219-2099 or via e-mail at Hope.Gray@ed.gov. We will attempt to meet requests after this date, but cannot guarantee availability of the requested accommodation. The hearing site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this hearing is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public.
Notice Reopening the Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Competition
Document Number: E6-3523
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Department of Education
On January 19, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 3062) a notice inviting applications for the AP Test Fee FY 2006 competition. The original notice for this FY 2006 competition established a February 21, 2006 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 2006 competition. The new application deadline date for the competition is April 12, 2006.
Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: E6-3507
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program, the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 2006 SRSA grant applications. If an eligible LEA submitted an application for SRSA grant funds in a prior year, it is considered to have met the application requirement based on its previously submitted application and does not have to submit a new application to the Department to receive its FY 2006 SRSA grant award. An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application (in other words, an LEA that did not submit an application in a prior year) must do so by the deadline in this notice in order to receive its grant award by September 30, 2006. An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application and does not do so by the deadline in this notice might not receive its grant award until after September 30, 2006. Application Deadline: June 2, 2006, 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems
Document Number: E6-3362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes five requirements for the Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems program. We may use these requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the requirements to improve the linkages among local school systems, local mental health systems, and local juvenile justice systems.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-3331
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, 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: E6-3330
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, 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.
Open Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Document Number: 06-2203
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open teleconference meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to listen as the Council conducts their meeting by teleconference. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Agenda: The Council will discuss their work activities, timelines and development of the Annual Report to Congress. Date and Time: March 21, 2006; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time. Location: The Department of Education, Room 1W112, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202.
Recreational Programs
Document Number: E6-3175
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the Recreational Programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 to make new grant awards in FY 2006. The Secretary takes this action because a significant number of high-quality applications remain on the last year's grant slate and limited funding is available for new grant awards in FY 2006.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students
Document Number: E6-3083
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the Safe Schools/Healthy Students program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 to make new grant awards in FY 2006. The Secretary takes this action because a significant number of high-quality applications remain on last year's grant slate and limited funding is available for new grant awards in FY 2006.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-3041
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, 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 Programs; State Personnel Development Grants Program
Document Number: E6-3006
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a funding priority for the Office of Special Education ProgramsState Personnel Development Grants Program authorized under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This priority may be used for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities; to promote the professional development of personnel as defined in section 651(b) of the IDEA to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to deliver scientifically based instruction; and to recruit, and retain highly qualified special education teachers in accordance with section 602(10) and section 612(a)(14) of the IDEA.
Early Reading First; Notice Reopening the Early Reading First (ERF) Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Competition
Document Number: 06-1993
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
On January 18, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 2916) a notice inviting applications for the Early Reading First FY 2006 competition. The deadline date for eligible applicants to transmit their pre-applications for funding under this competition was February 21, 2006 (as announced in the correction notice in the Federal Register on January 24, 2006 (71 FR 3829)). We now are reopening the pre-application phase of the Early Reading First FY 2006 competition for two groups of eligible applicants: Group 1: To afford eligible applicants a further opportunity to complete the electronic submission of their pre-applications for funding under this program, including those who may have experienced difficulties with the registration process, we are reopening the pre- application phase of the Early Reading First FY 2006 competition until March 9, 2006 for all eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) that were previously included on the posted Early Reading First eligible LEA lists and for eligible entities located in communities served by those eligible LEAs (Group 1). These Group 1 applicants must submit their pre-applications electronically through Grants.gov as specified in the January 18, 2006 Federal Register notice inviting applications (Application Notice) (71 FR 2916). Group 1 applicants that submit their pre-applications pursuant to this notice must download, complete and submit an entirely new pre-application package through Grants.gov, as described in detail later in this notice under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, A. Group 1 ApplicantsElectronic Submission Requirements, unless their previous submission was successfully submitted through Grants.gov by 4:30 p.m. (timely) or between 4:30 p.m. and midnight (late) on the original deadline of February 21, 2006. Group 2: We also are reopening the pre-application phase of the Early Reading First FY 2006 competition for eligible LEAs that were inadvertently omitted from the FY 2006 eligible LEA lists posted on the Early Reading First Web site and for eligible entities located in communities served by those LEAs (Group 2). These Group 2 applicants will have an additional 30-day period from the date of this notice to submit their pre-applications. These Group 2 applicants must submit their pre-applications in paper format by mail or hand delivery rather than electronically. Although the Department generally requires electronic submission of Early Reading First applications through Grants.gov, the Grants.gov system will not accept a limited category of pre-applications with a different deadline, such as these, within an overall competition. Therefore, the Department is requiring submission by paper format for this small group of eligible applicants. The new pre-application deadline dates for these two groups are as follows:
Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant Program
Document Number: E6-2843
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes two priorities and two application requirements under the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Grant program. We may use one or more of these priorities and application requirements for competitions in Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 and later years. We also may use the priority and application requirements developed in FY 2005, and published in the Federal Register on June 21, 2005 (70 FR 35652), for competitions in FY 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on supporting grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) that are at high risk for crisis situations, as well as those that have not yet received funding under this program. This action is also intended to modify an application requirement the Department established in FY 2005 for LEAs to support the implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and to propose an additional application requirement for LEAs to develop written plans to address outbreaks of infectious diseases.