Department of Education August 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Evaluation of Conversion Magnet Schools
Document Number: E7-17367
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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 Conversion Magnet Schools'' (18-13-18). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) commissioned this evaluation. IES awarded a contract to American Institutes for Research (AIR) and Berkeley Policy Associates (BPA) in September 2006 to conduct this evaluation. IES has been collaborating with the Department's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) to plan and implement the study of the relationship between magnet school conversion and student outcomes at the elementary school level. The study will occur in two phases during which the following questions will be addressed: (1) Are sufficient data available from the 2004 and 2007 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) grantees to conduct an evaluation of elementary conversion magnet schools and provide descriptive analyses of such schools? (2) What is the relationship of magnet school conversion to (i) The educational achievement of students attending the magnet schools that are their neighborhood schools (resident students); (ii) the reduction of minority group isolation in the magnet schools and corresponding district; and, (iii) the educational achievement of non-resident students who apply for admission to over-subscribed magnet programs? The system will contain information about elementary school students who attend approximately (i) 50 conversion magnet schools and (ii) 100 elementary schools that are not magnet schools that will serve as comparison elementary schools for the purposes of this study. The total number of elementary school students included in this system of records will be approximately 15,000 per year for the years 2004-2005 through 2009-2010 and approximately 7,500 per year for the years 2001- 2002 through 2003-2004. The 50 magnet schools in the study are drawn from school districts that were awarded MSAP grants by OII in 2004 and/or 2007. For each conversion magnet school and its comparison schools, data will be collected for the three years before and for at least the three years after the conversion date. The system of records will include information about students who attend the elementary schools participating in the evaluation including demographic information (such as race/ethnicity, gender, age, and language status); attendance zone; grade level; and annual English language arts and mathematics test scores.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17338
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
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 (DRRPs), Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs), and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs)
Document Number: E7-17199
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes certain funding 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 proposes 10 priorities for DRRPs, 11 priorities for RRTCs, and 6 priorities for RERCs. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-17202
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-17201
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-30
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: E7-17056
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-29
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16982
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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: E7-16981
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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: E7-16980
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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: E7-16979
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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: E7-16978
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
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.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education; New Hurricane Education Recovery Awards
Document Number: E7-17019
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
Agency: Department of Education
On July 16, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 38827) a notice inviting applications for the New Hurricane Education Recovery Awards for FY 2007 competition. That notice established an August 17, 2007 deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for this funding. Only applicants who timely submitted a pre-application and received an e-mail from the Department with the applicant's calculated allotment for an award were eligible to submit a full application by the August 17, 2007 deadline. In order to afford as many eligible applicants who timely submitted pre-applications as possible an opportunity to receive funding, we are reopening the New Hurricane Education Recovery Awards FY 2007 competition to eligible applicants who timely submitted a pre- application and received an e-mail from the Department with the applicant's calculated allotment for an award. Accordingly, the DATES section is updated as follows.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16870
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
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: E7-16869
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-27
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.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: E7-16820
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black 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: E7-16734
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Education
On August 16, 2007, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 46068, Column 1) for the information collection, ``Federal Direct Consolidation Loan Program Application Documents.'' The Type of Review is a Revision, the Responses are 895,050, and the Burden Hours are 322,629. The Abstract is as follows: ``These forms are the means by which (1) An applicant applies for and promises to repay a Direct Consolidation Loan and (2) a loan holder verifies that a loan is eligible for consolidation.'' The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16732
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Education
On August 16, 2007, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 46049, Column 1) for the information collection, ``Consolidation State Performance Report (CSPR).'' The Responses are 14,652, and the Burden Hours are 28,583. The Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-16578
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting
Document Number: E7-16567
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (The Advisory Committee). This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. Date and Time: Thursday, September 13, 2007, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at approximately 3 p.m.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel; Notice of Open Meeting and Public Hearing
Document Number: E7-16314
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16265
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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: E7-16264
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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: E7-16262
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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: E7-16261
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-20
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: E7-16155
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
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: E7-16026
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-16024
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
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: E7-16023
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-16
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: E7-15947
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 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: E7-15946
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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.
Federal Family Education Loan Program-Cohort Default Rates
Document Number: E7-15806
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary gives notice of the implementation of electronic cohort default rate (eCDR) delivery notification packages to institutions located outside of the United States (foreign institutions) that participate in the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program, authorized under Part B of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. This notice is effective for each foreign institution as of the date the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) advises the institution that the Department has completed the process of enabling the institution to enroll in the Department's Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-15752
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
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: E7-15706
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 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: E7-15532
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 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: E7-15476
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education requests comments on the Student Aid Report (SAR) that the Secretary proposes to use for the 2008-2009 award year. The SAR is used to notify Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicants of their eligibility to receive federal student aid under the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and to provide an opportunity for applicants to correct or update the information they provided on their FAFSA.
Federal Student Aid Programs
Document Number: E7-15314
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-08
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations on Student Assistance General Provisions; Federal Perkins Loan (Perkins Loan) Program; Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program; Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program; Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant) Program; and Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) Programs. The proposed regulations would reduce administrative burden for program participants, provide benefits to students and borrowers, and protect taxpayers' interests.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15319
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E7-15317
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, 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: E7-15316
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, invites comments on the proposed information collection requests as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Academic Competitiveness Grant Program and National Science and Mathematics Access To Retain Talent Grant Program
Document Number: E7-15306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations for the Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant) programs. The Secretary is amending these regulations to reduce administrative burden for program participants and to clarify program requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-15260
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Education
On July 26, 2007, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 41065, Column 3) for the information collection, ``LINCS Professional Development Mapping Survey''. The link number has been changed from 3344 to 3420. The Acting Leader, Information Management Case Services Team, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: E7-15226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
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(f) 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.