Department of Education 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-6242
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Leader, Information Policy and Standards Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)
Document Number: E6-11057
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-13
Agency: Department of Education
On June 2, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 32195) a notice of final priorities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers ProgramDisability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs). The notice contained incorrect information about the number of outcomes a DRRP must meet under the priority on Rehabilitation of Children with Traumatic Brain Injury. The information on page 32202 is corrected to read as follows:
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-10778
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-10777
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-11
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.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: 06-6036
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Department of Education
The notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting 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. This document is intended to notify members of the general public of their opportunity to attend. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (i.e., interpreting services, assistive living devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202-357-6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than July 24, 2006. 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.
Upward Bound Program
Document Number: E6-10398
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes to establish a priority under the Upward Bound Program. We are proposing to establish this priority to focus Federal resources on students most in need of academic assistance and to increase the effectiveness of the Upward Bound Program. We propose this priority to increase the number of low-income, first generation students with the ``greatest academic need'' for program services that participate in the Upward Bound program, and to provide all Upward Bound participants an opportunity to receive services for four years.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: E6-10397
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department gives notice that on November 1, 2005, an arbitration panel rendered a decision in the matter of Billie Ruth Schlank v. District of Columbia Department of Human Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration (Docket No. R-S/04-6). This panel was convened by the U.S. Department of Education, under 20 U.S.C. 107d-1(a), after the Department received a complaint filed by the complainant, Billie Ruth Schlank.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-10363
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
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.
Institute of Education Sciences-Notice Inviting Public Comments on Plan for Addressing Long-Term Research Priorities
Document Number: 06-5959
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) invites comments on the Institute's plan for addressing the long-term research priorities approved by the National Board for Education Sciences (Board).
Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Perkins Loan Program; Federal Work-Study Programs; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; Federal Family Education Loan Program; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; Federal Pell Grant Program; Academic Competitiveness Grant Program; and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant Program
Document Number: 06-5937
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends title 34 to establish regulations for the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs. The Secretary also amends the regulations related to the Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Work-Study Programs, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, and Federal Pell Grant Program. These interim final regulations and amendments are needed to implement provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA). The interim final regulations for the ACG and National SMART Grant programs specify the eligibility requirements for a student to apply for and receive an award under these programs for the 2006-2007 award year. These interim final regulations also identify the roles of institutions of higher education (institutions), State educational agencies (SEAs), and local educational agencies (LEAs) in administering the programs. These interim final regulations will be effective for the 2006-2007 award year. The Secretary is, however, soliciting comments on all aspects of these interim final regulations and may, for the 2007- 2008 award year, amend and finalize them as appropriate in response to comments received. For regulations that would take effect for the 2008- 2009 award year and subsequent award years, the Secretary intends to conduct negotiated rulemaking, as required under section 492 of the HEA.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 06-5772
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2006. 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, and Direct 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 2006 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, 2006 to June 30, 2007.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-5759
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee. The notice also describes the functions of the Committee. 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-9908
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-9717
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-9716
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-21
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.
Closed Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Document Number: 06-5528
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-19
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming closed meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and by the Council's charter. Agenda: The Council will meet in a closed teleconference session to the discuss personnel issues related to the selection of the Director for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education. The Council is likely to disclose information of a personal nature where disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personnel privacy. The discussion must therefore be held in closed session under exemptions 2 and 6 of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2) and (6).g. Date and Time: June 22, 2006; 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-9193
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
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.
Reading First
Document Number: E6-9287
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Reading First program, we award Targeted Assistance Grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) that demonstrate an increase in student achievement in schools and districts participating in the Reading First program. As discussed elsewhere in this notice, the data that States must submit to demonstrate an increase in student achievement are the same data that States must submit in their annual performance reports for their Reading First State grants. We are therefore permitting States to apply for Targeted Assistance Grants by submitting their annual Reading First performance reports. No separate application is required. This notice establishes July 31, 2006 as the deadline date for submitting the annual performance report to apply for a Targeted Assistance Grant. Application Deadline: July 31, 2006.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-9267
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
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 Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-5384
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting, including a public hearing, with members of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel. The notice also describes the functions of the Panel. 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-9195
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-13
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-9194
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-13
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.
Office of Special Education Programs-State Personnel Development Grants Program
Document Number: 06-5272
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a 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 held in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) in reforming and 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.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs); Funding Priorities
Document Number: 06-5229
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces certain final priorities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice announces two prioritiesa priority for the Disability Business Technical Assistance Centers (DBTACs) and a priority for the Disability Business Technical Assistance Center Coordination, Outreach, and Research Center (DBTAC CORC). The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend these priorities to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department of Education; Notice of Waivers for the Native American Vocational Technical Education Program (NAVTEP) and the Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Vocational and Technical Institutions Program (TCPVTIP) and Funding of Continuation Grants
Document Number: E6-8980
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary waives the requirements in 34 CFR 75.250 of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and announces the funding of continuation grants for current NAVTEP and TCPVTIP grantees. These waivers enable the 30 current eligible grantees under NAVTEP and the two current eligible grantees under TCPVTIP to apply for and continue to receive Federal funding beyond the five-year limitation contained in 34 CFR 75.250.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 06-5198
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-08
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.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP)
Document Number: E6-8799
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) on Vocational Rehabilitation: Transition Services that Lead to Competitive Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Individuals With Blindness or Other Visual Impairments. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 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.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8707
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-06
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 2007-2008 award 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 2007-2008 award year FAFSA.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-8695
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-06
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.
Service Obligations Under Special Education-Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 06-5111
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues final regulations governing specific provisions of the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program authorized under part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended (IDEA or Act). The regulations are needed to implement changes made to IDEA, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; Funding Priorities
Document Number: 06-4935
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces certain final priorities for the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice announces six priorities for Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs); one priority for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC); and three priorities for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs). The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend these priorities to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.