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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26549
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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: E8-28230
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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.
Availability of Information to the Public
Document Number: E8-28174
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing the Department's compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, as amended (FOIA or the Act). The proposed regulations are intended to update the Department's current regulations to reflect the changes in the FOIA over recent years.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-28121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-28117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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.
Rehabilitation Training
Document Number: E8-28010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing the Rehabilitation Training Program. The amendment is needed to clarify the membership of advisory committees for projects funded under this program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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.
Arbitration Panel Decision Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: E8-27745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) gives notice that, on August 28, 2008, an arbitration panel rendered a decision in the matter of Teresa Alcorn v. Kentucky Office for the Blind, Case no. R-S/07-3. This panel was convened by the Department under 20 U.S.C. 107d-1(a), after the Department received a complaint filed by the petitioner, Teresa Alcorn.
Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: E8-27744
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the continued usein fiscal year (FY) 2009of priorities that the Department of Education (Department) previously established for use in any discretionary grant program competition in FY 2007 and FY 2008. We take this action in order to continue to focus Federal financial assistance on expanding the number of programs and projects that support activities in areas of greatest educational need. We are continuing the use of these priorities on a Department-wide basis so that Department offices can use one or more of them in any discretionary grant competition, as appropriate.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27661
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
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.
Impact Aid Programs
Document Number: E8-27462
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends regulations governing the Impact Aid program under Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (Act), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The program, in general, provides assistance for maintenance and operations costs to local educational agencies (LEAs) that are affected by Federal activities. These amended regulations are necessary to clarify and improve the administration of payments under section 8002 of the Act relating to the Federal acquisition of real property.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.372A; Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
Document Number: E8-27463
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Department of Education
On June 26, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 36305) a notice inviting applications for the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems FY 2009 competition. That notice established a September 25, 2008, deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under this program. As a result of the notice published on June 26, 2008, 34 eligible entities submitted applications. A number of applicants, however, experienced difficulty with submitting their applications electronically, and, as a result, a few applications were received shortly after the original deadline. In order to ensure fairness and afford as many eligible applicants as possible an opportunity to be considered for funding under this program, we are reopening the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems FY 2009 competition to eligible applicants that were not able to submit applications by the original deadline date. Thus, we will consider as received timely, all of the applications we received through Grants.gov to this date, and will consider as timely any additional applications or amendments submitted through paper submission by the new deadline date established in this notice. All information in the June 26, 2008 notice remains the same for new applications and revisions to previously submitted applications submitted in response to this reopening notice, except for the following updates to the DATES section and section V. Submission of Applications.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-27391
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27028
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
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: E8-27027
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-14
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.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; List of Correspondence
Document Number: E8-26986
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
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 the 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 the IDEA or the regulations that implement the IDEA.
Compliance Agreement
Document Number: E8-26862
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Department of Education
This notice is being published in the Federal Register consistent with section 457(b)(2) of the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA). Section 457 of GEPA authorizes the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) to enter into a compliance agreement with a recipient that is failing to comply substantially with Federal program requirements. In order to enter into a compliance agreement, the Department must determine, in written findings, that the recipient cannot comply with the applicable program requirements until a future date and that a compliance agreement is a viable means of bringing about such compliance. On August 29, 2008, the Department entered into a compliance agreement with the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE). Section 457(b)(2) of GEPA requires the Department to publish written findings leading to a compliance agreement, with a copy of the compliance agreement, in the Federal Register.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-26819
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
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: E8-26785
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
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, as Amended; Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E8-26720
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act) (5 U.S.C. 552a), 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), and OMB Circular A-130, Appendix I, 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 (CMA), the computer matching program will begin on the effective date as specified in the CMA and as indicated in paragraph 5 of this notice. In accordance with the Privacy Act and applicable OMB guidance, the following information is provided: 1. Names of Participating Agencies. The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 2. Purpose of the Match. The purpose of this matching program between ED and VA is to verify the veteran's status of applicants for financial assistance under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, (HEA), who claim to be veterans. The Secretary of Education is authorized by the HEA to administer the Title IV programs and to enforce the terms and conditions of the HEA. Section 480(c)(1) of the HEA defines the term ``veteran'' to mean ``any individual who (A) has engaged in the active duty in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard; and (B) was released under a condition other than dishonorable.'' (20 U.S.C. 1087vv(c)(1)). Under section 480(d)(1)(D) of the HEA, an applicant who is a veteran (as defined in section 480(c)(1)) is considered an independent student for purposes of Title IV, HEA program assistance eligibility, and therefore does not have to provide parental income and asset information to apply for Title IV, HEA program assistance. (20 U.S.C. 1087vv(d)(1)(D)). 3. Authority for Conducting the Matching Program. ED is authorized to participate in the matching program under sections 480(c) and 480(d)(1)(D) of the HEA (20 U.S.C. 1087vv(c)(1) and (d)(1)(D)). VA is authorized to participate in the matching program under 38 U.S.C. 523. 4. Categories of Records and Individuals Covered by the Match. ED will provide the Social Security number and other identifying information of each applicant who indicates that he or she is a veteran. This information will be disclosed from the Federal Student Aid Application File system of records (18-11-01), which was published in the Federal Register (see 64 FR 30106, 30159 (June 4, 1999), as amended by 64 FR 72383, 72407 (December 27, 1999), and corrected by 65 FR 11294 (March 2, 2000) and 66 FR 18758 (April 11, 2001)). ED will disclose this information to VA pursuant to routine use no. 16, as added by the notice correcting this system of records published on April 11, 2001 (66 FR 18758). The ED data will be matched against data in the Veterans and Beneficiaries Identification and Records Location Subsystem-VA (38VA21) system of records, consistent with routine use no. 21, as added to that system of records by a notice published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2001 (66 FR 30049-50). 5. Effective Dates of the Matching Program. The matching program will be effective on the last of the following dates: (1) December 24, 2008, the day after the expiration of the current computer matching agreement; (2) thirty (30) days after notice of the matching program described in the CMA has been published in the Federal Register; or (3) forty (40) days after a report concerning the matching program has been transmitted to OMB and transmitted to Congress along with a copy of the CMA, unless OMB waives 10 days of this 40-day period for compelling reasons shown, in which case 30 days after transmission of the report to OMB and Congress. The matching program will continue for 18 months after the effective date of the CMA and may be extended for an additional 12 months thereafter, if the conditions specified in 5 U.S.C. 552a(o)(2)(D) have been met. 6. Address for Receipt of Public Comments or Inquiries. Individuals wishing to comment on this matching program or obtain additional information about the program, including requesting a copy of the CMA between ED and VA, should contact Ms. Marya Dennis, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education, 63G2 Union Center Plaza, 830 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 377-3385. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) toll free at 1- 800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed in the preceding paragraph.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-26617
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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: E8-26548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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: E8-26547
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
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: E8-26415
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-26414
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-26413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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.
National Technical Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-26288
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
Agency: Department of Education
This notice announces an open meeting of the National Technical Advisory Council. Notice of the 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 participate.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-26268
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
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: E8-26267
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-04
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.
Office of Postsecondary Education, International Education Programs Service
Document Number: E8-26164
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Department expects to hold competitions for grants under the above-referenced Title VI programs for FY 2009 and FY 2010. This notice provides information about a two-day technical assistance workshop to assist institutions of higher education interested in preparing grant applications for new awards under these programs. The International Education Programs Service staff, other Department staff, as well as guest speakers, will present information about the purpose of the Title VI programs, the selection criteria used to evaluate grant applications, data collection and performance reporting requirements, evaluation, the peer review process, submitting applications on the Grants.gov Apply site, guidance for preparing the application narrative and budget, competition priorities, if any, and other technical assistance topics. Although the Department has not yet announced application deadline dates in the Federal Register, the Department is conducting this workshop to provide potential applicants with information they will need for preparing grant applications for competitions we expect to conduct for FY 2009 and FY 2010 new awards. Specific requirements for these competitions will be published in separate Federal Register notices. This notice announces the technical assistance workshop only.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-26115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
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: E8-25983
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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: E8-25982
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
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 Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: E8-25912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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 November 10, 2008. 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: E8-25894
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
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.
Teaching American History Grant Program
Document Number: E8-25811
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement proposes to amend the final selection criteria governing the Teaching American History Grant Program (TAH) as published in the notice of final selection criteria and other application requirements (2005 Notice) in the Federal Register on April 15, 2005 (70 FR 19939). The 2005 Notice required the Secretary to use specific selection criteria when evaluating grant applications for the TAH program. The changes proposed in this notice would allow the Secretary to use an approach similar to that in 34 CFR 75.200 for establishing selection criteria in grant competitions. That is, the Secretary would have the flexibility to use selection criteria (i) established for the TAH program in the 2005 Notice, (ii) from the menu of general selection criteria in the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR 75.210, (iii) based on statutory provisions in accordance with 34 CFR 75.209, or (iv) from any combination of (i) through (iii) for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2009 and in subsequent years.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-25781
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-25777
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-29
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.
Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Document Number: E8-25270
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations governing programs administered under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, to clarify and strengthen current Title I regulations in the areas of assessment, accountability, public school choice, and supplemental educational services.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests
Document Number: E8-25491
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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: E8-25490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
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; System of Records-Special Education-Individual Reporting on Regulatory Compliance Related to the Personnel Development Program's Service Obligation and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA)
Document Number: E8-25444
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
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 ``Special Education Individual Reporting on Regulatory Compliance Related to the Personnel Development Program's Service Obligation and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA)'' (18-16-04). In seeking to improve outcomes for infants, toddlers and children with disabilities, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is designed to ensure that States have personnel with the necessary skills and knowledge to service infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities. The Office of Special Education Programs' (OSEP) Personnel Development Program to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Development Program), pursuant to section 662 of IDEA, provides grants to institutions of higher education (IHEs) and other eligible entities, in large part, to train personnel in the area of special education with the intent of improving both the quality and the supply of qualified special educators. Through this program, IHEs and other eligible entities provide scholarships to individuals who agree to perform a service obligation for a period of two years for every year for which assistance was received. Scholars who do not satisfy their service obligation or other applicable program requirements must repay all or a part of their scholarship in accordance with the regulations implementing section 662(h) of IDEA. The new system of records announced in this notice is needed to track scholars' enrollment, employment, and fulfillment of the terms of the service obligation.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-25362
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-24
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.