Department of Education March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: E8-6482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-28
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: E8-6199
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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: E8-6044
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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: E8-6033
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-26
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.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education; Notice Extending the Deadline Date for Transmittal of Part II Applications and the Deadline Date for Intergovernmental Review for the Indian Education Formula Grants to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008
Document Number: E8-6064
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Department of Education
On December 19, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 71880) a notice inviting applications for Part I and Part II of the Formula Grant Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE). The December 19, 2007 notice established an April 4, 2008 deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under Part II of the Formula Grants to LEAs program, and provided that applications or data submissions under Part II would be accepted only from those eligible applicants who met the Part I deadline of January 31, 2008. We are extending the Part II application deadline date to April 23, 2008, for those eligible applicants who met the Part I deadline of January 31, 2008. The change in the deadline date for Part II applications is due to the unavailability of the application system for Part II during the dates published in the Federal Register. As a result of this extension of the deadline date for Part II applications, we also are extending the intergovernmental review period required under Executive Order 12372 to July 23, 2008. Applicants must refer to the Application Notice for all other requirements concerning this program.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy
Document Number: E8-5790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing education records maintained by educational agencies and institutions under section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act, which is also known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA). These proposed regulations are needed to implement amendments to FERPA contained in the USA Patriot Act and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, to implement two U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting FERPA, and to make necessary changes identified as a result of the Department's experience administering FERPA and current regulations. These changes would clarify permissible disclosures to parents of eligible students and conditions that apply to disclosures in health and safety emergencies; clarify permissible disclosures of student identifiers as directory information; allow disclosures to contractors and other outside parties in connection with the outsourcing of institutional services and functions; revise the definitions of attendance, disclosure, education records, personally identifiable information, and other key terms; clarify permissible redisclosures by State and Federal officials; and update investigation and enforcement provisions.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program and Other Federal Student Aid Programs
Document Number: E8-5196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations to establish regulations for the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program. The TEACH Grant program is a non-need-based grant program that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who are enrolled in an eligible program and who agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded. If the grant recipient fails to complete the required teaching service, the TEACH grant is treated as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan (Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan). The Secretary also proposes to amend the regulations related to the Student Assistance General Provisions; the General Provisions for the Federal Perkins Loan Program, the Federal Work-Study Program, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; the Federal Perkins Loan Program; the Federal Work-Study Programs; the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program; the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program; the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program; and the Federal Pell Grant Program to implement the TEACH Grant Program. These proposed regulations are needed to implement provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-5488
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
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 Technical Advisory Council; Notice of Establishment and Call for Nominations
Document Number: E8-5485
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-19
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces her intention to establish the National Technical Advisory Council. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463 as amended; 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2) (FACA) will govern the Committee. Purpose: In order to help ensure that the Department is making sound technical decisions related to the approval of State-designed standards, assessments, and accountability systems under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the National Technical Advisory Council (NTAC) shall advise the Secretary of Education and the Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education (Assistant Secretary) on the design and implementation of standards, assessments, and accountability systems consistent with Federal statutes and regulations. The NTAC shall consist of no more than 15 members. The members shall be experts in assessment and accountability and shall consist of academicians, researchers, and national, state, and local policymakers. At least one-third of the members must have experience working in or with State educational agencies or local educational agencies. Members will be appointed by the Secretary to terms of no more than three (3) years, and initial terms shall be staggered. The Secretary seeks nominations from the public for members to serve on the NTAC. A submission for a nomination for membership on the NTAC must include the nominee's contact information and information regarding the nominee's qualifications, such as a resume, current or recent positions, or research undertaken related to educational assessment and accountability. To submit a nomination, send an e-mail to oese@ed.gov with the subject ``NTAC'' or respond in writing to Patrick Rooney, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202. The period for nominations will close three weeks from the date of this notice. The Assistant Secretary shall appoint a Designated Federal Officer for the Council. The DFO, in consultation with the NTAC Chair, will set the agenda for the NTAC and schedule meetings on an as-needed basis but at least twice a year. Meetings will be open to the public except as may be determined otherwise by the Secretary. At the request of the Chair, the DFO may create sub-councils consisting of at least three (3) members of the NTAC to provide guidance on an ad-hoc basis to the Assistant Secretary. The sub-councils' recommendations will be reviewed by the full Council before being submitted to the Assistant Secretary. In lieu of an annual report, following each meeting of the full NTAC or a sub-council of the NTAC, a summary of the proceedings will be prepared by the Department and then reviewed by the Council, and, upon approval of the Council, submitted to the Assistant Secretary. The reports will be made available to the public. The report shall, at a minimum, contain the topics discussed, a summary of the discussion, and recommendations for the Department, including research to be undertaken. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Rooney, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20202, Telephone: (202) 401-0113.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: E8-5462
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list pursuant to section 607(f) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-5093
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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: E8-5092
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
On March 10, 2008, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 12717, Column 2) for the information collection, ``Tech-Prep Demonstration Grants.'' The responses are hereby corrected to 20 and the burden hours to 1,301. The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Migrant Education Program Consortium Incentive Grant Program
Document Number: E8-4960
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces the addition of an eighth absolute priority to the seven current absolute priorities for the Migrant Education Program (MEP) Consortium Incentive Grant (CIG) program established in the notice of final requirements published in the Federal Register on March 3, 2004 (69 FR 10110) (March 2004 notice). The Assistant Secretary may use this proposed absolute priority and the absolute priorities established in the March 2004 notice for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and later years. We take this action to give State educational agencies (SEAs) the option to propose consortium arrangements that address the educational attainment needs of out-of-school migratory youth whose education is interrupted.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-4779
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-4778
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Department requests a one-year extension of the deadline established by OMB for the 2008-2009 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). OMB established the current deadline, June 30, 2008, following the approval of an Emergency Clearance of the 2008-2009 FAFSA. (For chronology of events, see below). This request does not include any changes to the functionality or format of the 2008-2009 FAFSA. The public is welcome to comment on this request, but it should be noted that the 2008-2009 FAFSA is currently approved and NO CHANGES are proposed herein. Subsequent to the approval of this ``Extension of a Currently Approval Collection'', the Department will issue a full collection clearance package for the 2009-2010 FAFSA. Unlike this request, the Department anticipates that the 2009-2010 FAFSA will include substantive changes and the public is encouraged to read and comment, as desired, on that package when it is issued in the summer of 2008.
Federal Student Aid; Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership and Special Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Programs
Document Number: E8-4767
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Department of Education
This is a notice of deadline dates for receipt of State applications for Award Year 2008-2009 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: E8-4766
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the 2008-2009 award year deadline dates for the submission of requests and documents from postsecondary institutions for the campus-based programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-4630
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
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: E8-4628
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
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: E8-4627
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-10
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.
Early Reading First Program; Notice Reopening the Deadline Date for Transmittal of Pre-Applications and Extending the Deadline Date for Transmittal of Full Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008
Document Number: E8-4545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
On December 28, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 73790) a notice inviting applications (Application Notice) for the Early Reading First (ERF) FY 2008 grant competition. The deadline date for eligible applicants to transmit their pre-applications for funding under this competition was February 1, 2008, and the deadline date for full applications was April 18, 2008. We are reopening the pre- application phase of the ERF FY 2008 competition for all eligible applicants, including both local educational agencies (LEAs) and eligible non-LEAs, because the originally posted State lists of eligible LEAs did not include all LEAs that were eligible as of December 28, 2007, and included some LEAs that were ineligible as of that date. We are reopening the pre-application phase of the ERF FY 2008 competition for all eligible LEAs and for eligible entities located in communities served by those LEAs, and extending the full application phase for applicants invited to submit full applications. As a result of the changes in the pre-application and full application deadline dates for the FY 2008 ERF competition, we also are extending the intergovernmental review period required under Executive Order 12372. Applicants must refer to the Application Notice for all other requirements concerning this reopened competition. Pre-Applications: The new deadline date for eligible applicants to submit pre-applications is: Deadline for Transmittal of Pre-Applications: April 7, 2008. Pre-applications for grants under this competition must be submitted electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov). For information about how to submit your pre-application electronically, or by mail or hand delivery if you qualify for an exception to the electronic submission requirement, please refer to the Application Notice. The notice is available at the following Web site: www.Grants.gov. We do not consider a pre-application that does not comply with the deadline requirements. Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-4352
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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.
National Mathematics Advisory Panel
Document Number: E8-4319
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
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. Due to scheduling difficulties, this notice is appearing in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting date.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-4121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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: E8-4118
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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: E8-4116
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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: E8-4115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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: E8-4114
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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: E8-4113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
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: E8-3832
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
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; Overview Information; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
Document Number: 08-911
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2009 competitions for grants to support education research and special 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.