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Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee
Document Number: 06-4994
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-01
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. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to scheduling issues.
Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent 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: E6-8403
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
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 2007-2008 for the student financial aid programs authorized under 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 Title IV programs include the Federal Pell Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent 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: E6-8383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-31
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-8242
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
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.
Grants for the Integration of Schools and Mental Health Systems
Document Number: 06-4947
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces five requirements under 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: E6-8163
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
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: E6-8004
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-25
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.
Grants for School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs
Document Number: E6-7749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools proposes a priority, eligibility and application requirements, and selection criteria under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Programs for the School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs grant program. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use the priority, requirements, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend for the priority, requirements, and selection criteria to contribute substantially to existing knowledge about the efficacy of mandatory random student drug testing as a means of deterring student drug use.
List of Approved “Ability-to-Benefit” (ATB) Tests and Passing Scores
Document Number: E6-7682
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
This notice provides an update to the list of ATB tests approved by the Secretary, pursuant to section 484(d) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the implementing regulations in 34 CFR part 668, subpart J. This notice extends the Secretary's approval of the Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA) test, with updated passing scores, as an ATB test for students whose native language is not English and who are not fluent in English. It also adds the ESL Placement (COMPASS/ESL) test as a newly approved ATB test for students whose native language is not English and who are not fluent in English.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-7628
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
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.
Foreign Language Assistance Program-Local Educational Agencies
Document Number: 06-4616
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, announces a priority under the Foreign Language Assistance program. We may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for programs in critical foreign languages within kindergarten through grade twelve during the traditional school day. We intend this priority to enable the Department to award grants that increase the number of local educational agency programs implementing elementary and secondary school projects teaching languages of major economic and political importance.
Foreign Language Assistance Program-State Educational Agencies
Document Number: 06-4614
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director for English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students, announces a priority under the Foreign Language Assistance program. We may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2006 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need for programs in critical foreign languages within kindergarten through grade twelve during the traditional school day. We intend this priority to enable the Department to award grants that increase the number of State educational agency programs implementing elementary and secondary school projects teaching languages of major economic and political importance.
State-Administered Programs
Document Number: E6-7346
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
On April 27, 2006, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking for State-Administered Programs (NPRM) in the Federal Register (71 FR 24824). In the NPRM, we inadvertently included the incorrect OMB Control number for the Department's electronic EDFacts Data Management System. This notice corrects that error as follows: On page 24824, column three, second to last sentence in the SUMMARY section, replace ``1880-0541'' with ``1875-0240.''
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program
Document Number: E6-7345
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education's Student Mentoring Program'', 18-13- 14. The purpose of the impact evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of the Department's student mentoring program using a rigorous research design. The system will contain information about students and their mentors participating in mentoring programs funded by the Department. The sample of approximately 1,400 students will be drawn from approximately 30 of these mentoring programs. In order to assure that students can be randomly assigned to either treatment or control conditions for the study without denying available mentoring services, the mentoring programs that have been selected for inclusion in the study are likely to recruit more students for mentoring services than could possibly be served by the program. Within each mentoring program, students for the study will be selected from a pool of students who have been nominated by their schools to receive mentoring services and whose parents have enrolled them in the mentoring program. Through random assignment, approximately half of the students in the study will work with a mentor and approximately half will not. The system will include the students' demographic information, such as date of birth and race/ethnicity, as well as self-reported attitudes about school, delinquent behaviors, personal responsibility, and the quality of their relationships with peers and adults. In addition, the system will include information about students gathered from school records (e.g., grades, standardized test scores, and disciplinary actions taken by the school). For the students in the study who are paired with mentors, the system will also include the mentors' demographic information, their self-reported experiences with the training and support provided by the mentoring program, and the activities in which mentors and students engaged.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-7288
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
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.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; Special Education-Technology and Media Services for Individuals With Disabilities-Access to Emerging Technologies (CFDA No. 84.327C)
Document Number: E6-7287
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Department of Education
On April 13, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 FR 19170) a notice inviting applications for new awards for FY 2006 for the Technology and Media Services for Individuals with Disabilities Access to Emerging Technologies competition. The notice contained a typographical error in the Priority section of the notice. On page 19170, second column, fifth paragraph, the second sentence is corrected to read, ``All projects must ensure that the programming or material contains descriptions and captions.''
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Notice of Final Priorities and Application Requirements
Document Number: 06-4408
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces two priorities and application requirements under the Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grants program. We may use one or more of these priorities and application 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 these priorities and application requirements to support 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; and to strengthen the quality of applications under this program in addressing multiple hazards, including infectious diseases.
Open Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Document Number: 06-4389
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-10
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend. 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. This notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days before the date of the meeting due to scheduling issues. Agenda: The Council will discuss their development of the Council's Annual Report to Congress, subcommittee work activities and updates on Executive Order 13336. Date and Time: May 23, 2006; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E6-7048
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-503, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989), this document gives notice of a computer matching program between ED and HHS/ACF/OCSE. This computer matching program between the two agencies will become effective, as indicated in paragraph six of this notice. In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, 54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A-130, Appendix I (65 FR 77677 (December 12, 2000)), we provide the following information:
National Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: 06-4303
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-09
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting 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: E6-6879
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E6-6694
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-03
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, notice is hereby given of the renewal of the computer matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (ED) (the recipient agency) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (the source agency). After the ED and VA Data Integrity Boards approve a new computer matching agreement, the computer matching program will begin on the effective date as specified in the agreement and as indicated in paragraph 5, below. In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, the OMB Final Guidance Interpreting the Provisions of Public Law 100-503, the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (54 FR 25818, June 19, 1989), and OMB Circular No. A-130, Appendix I (65 FR 77677, December 12, 2000), the following information is provided:
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-6655
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-03
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-6587
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-02
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: 06-4092
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-02
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 listening devices, materials in alternative format) should notify Munira Mwalimu at 202-357-6938 or at Munira.Mwalimu@ed.gov no later than May 1, 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-6526
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, 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: E6-6522
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
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: 06-4075
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-01
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 Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program; Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)
Document Number: 06-4030
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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 three prioritiesa priority for General DRRP Requirements, a priority for the National Data and Statistical Center for the SCI Model Systems and a priority for the National Data and Statistical Center for the TBI Model Systems. 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 that these priorities will improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
State-Administered Programs
Document Number: E6-6355
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations in 34 CFR part 76 governing State reporting requirements. States are required to submit their performance reports, financial reports, and any other required reports, in the manner prescribed by the Secretary, including through electronic submission, if the Secretary has obtained approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The amendments proposed in this notice would provide that: (1) Failure to submit these reports in the manner prescribed by the Secretary constitutes a failure, under section 454 of the General Education Provisions Act, 20 U.S.C. 1234c, to comply substantially with a requirement of law applicable to the funds made available under the program for which the reports are submitted; and (2) if the Secretary chooses to require submission of information electronically, the Secretary may establish a transition period during which a State would not be required to submit such information electronically in the format prescribed by the Secretary, if the State meets certain requirements. The Secretary proposes these changes to the regulations in 34 CFR part 76 to highlight that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) may require, through the PRA clearance process, that States report certain information electronically; and to establish that the Department may take administrative action against a State for failure to submit reports in the manner prescribed by the Secretary. The proposed changes will facilitate the use of the Department's electronic EDFacts data management system (EDFacts) (Approved under OMB Control No. 1880-0541) for electronic submission of certain reports and provide the Department with more timely and accessible data for accountability and decision-making. The Department's goal in requiring electronic submission of information is to reduce State reporting burden significantly and to streamline dozens of data collections currently required by the Department.
Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as Amended-Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program
Document Number: E6-6340
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed for the AT Act AFP 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E6-6244
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Director, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.