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Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy Impact Study
Document Number: E8-9115
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
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 ``Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Literacy Impact Study'' (18-13-19). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) commissioned this evaluation. It will be conducted under a contract that IES awarded in September 2004. The study will address the following questions: (1) How effective is instruction based on a literacy workbook in improving the English reading and speaking skills of low-literate adult ESL learners? (2) Is instruction based upon the workbook more effective for certain groups of students (e.g., native Spanish speakers)? (3) How well do instructors implement the instruction based upon the workbook? The system will contain information about approximately 40 adult ESL teachers and two cohorts of approximately 900 adult learners per cohort. Within each cohort, approximately 450 learners will participate in classes in which instruction based upon the literacy workbook is implemented and approximately 450 learners will participate in classes in which instruction that is not based upon the literacy workbook is implemented. The first cohort of learners will be enrolled in adult education classes during the Fall semester of 2008. The second cohort of learners will be enrolled in adult education classes during the Spring semester of 2009. The system of records will include information about the adult learners participating in the evaluation, including names and addresses; demographic information such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, and educational background; and scores on literacy assessments. The system of records will also include information about the teachers participating in the evaluation, including names; demographic information such as race, ethnicity, gender, and educational background; and teaching experience.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRPs)
Document Number: E8-9108
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, in conjunction with the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education and the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, announces a priority and definitions for a Center on Postsecondary Education for Students With Intellectual Disabilities (Center) under the DRRP program administered by NIDRR. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority and definitions 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 this priority and definitions to improve postsecondary education and other outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
National Board for Education Sciences
Document Number: E8-8868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences. 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.
Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Document Number: E8-8700
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing programs administered under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to clarify and strengthen current Title I regulations in the areas of assessment, accountability, public school choice, and supplemental educational services.
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: E8-8714
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
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 one priority for a DRRP, one priority for an RRTC, and one priority for an RERC. 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.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)
Document Number: E8-8691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services requests written input regarding NIDRR's long- range plan for fiscal years 2010-2014 (the 2010-2014 Plan). The purpose of this solicitation is to obtain ideas from the public on the content and direction of the new NIDRR 2010-2014 Plan.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8662
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-22
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.
Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
Document Number: E8-8589
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education announces a priority under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program. The Assistant Secretary will use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and later years. We take this action to support the implementation of models with demonstrated effectiveness in identifying and serving gifted and talented students (including economically disadvantaged individuals, individuals with limited English proficiency, and individuals with disabilities) who may not be identified and served through typical strategies for identifying gifted and talented children. We intend the priority to increase the availability of proven models for increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups participating in gifted and talented education programs.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8557
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Notice Inviting Applications From Test Publishers for a Determination of the Suitability of a Test for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: E8-8199
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces the date by which test publishers must submit tests to the Secretary for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8121
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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: E8-8119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
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; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-8117
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
On April 10, 2008, the Department of Education published a comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 19492, Column 1) for the information collection, ``Generic Application Package for Discretionary Grant Programs.'' The Type of Review is hereby corrected to Extension. 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
The IC Clearance Official, Regulatory Information Management Services, Office of Management invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7836
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-14
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: E8-7835
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-14
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: E8-7546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-10
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: E8-7544
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-10
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-10
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-7455
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
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: E8-7454
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-09
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 Waivers Granted Under Section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as Amended
Document Number: E8-7383
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, we enumerate the waivers that the U.S. Department of Education (Department) granted during calendar year 2007 under the waiver authority in section 9401 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. In 2007, the Department granted a total of 35 waivers under the ESEA section 9401 waiver authority. The waivers granted were as follows: (1) Four waivers related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; (2) four growth model pilots; (3) four waivers allowing local educational agencies (LEAs) in need of improvement to be eligible to apply to their State educational agency (SEA) to become supplemental educational services (SES) providers; (4) four waivers allowing LEAs to provide SES rather than public school choice to eligible students attending schools that receive funding under Part A of Title I of the ESEA (Title I schools) and are in the first year of school improvement; (5) two substitute assessment waivers; (6) one waiver of the notification requirements regarding public school choice under Part A of Title I; (7) one schoolwide eligibility waiver; (8) one Title I, Part A within- district allocation waiver; (9) one transferability waiver; and (10) thirteen waivers allowing recipients of funds under the Indian Education program to charge additional administrative costs to the program.
Notice Announcing OMB Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: E8-7215
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the collection of information identified in this notice, following the Department's submission of a request for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This notice describes the information collection that has been approved, the OMB control number of that collection, and the current expiration date of the collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6794
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
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 Postsecondary Education, Teacher and Student Development Programs Service
Document Number: E8-6697
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Department expects to hold a competition for new grants under the Demonstration Program in FY 2008. This notice provides information about a one-day technical assistance workshop to assist institutions of higher education interested in preparing grant applications for FY 2008 new awards under the Demonstration Program. Program and Department staff will present information to potential applicants about the purpose of the Demonstration Program, the grant competition highlights, the peer review process, and the Grants.gov Web site, as well as suggestions for writing a quality grant proposal. Although the Department has not yet announced an application deadline date in the Federal Register for the FY 2008 competition, the Department is holding this workshop to give potential applicants guidance for preparing applications for the competition we expect to conduct in FY 2008. Specific requirements for the FY 2008 competition will be published in a separate notice, a notice inviting applications for the Demonstration Program. This notice announces the technical assistance workshop only.
Migrant Education Coordination Program-Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) State Data Quality Grants
Document Number: E8-6689
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes to establish requirements for Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) State Data Quality grants funded under section 1308(b) of Title I, Part C of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Subject to the availability of funds in any fiscal year, the Department would use the requirements to make annual grant awards by formula, beginning in FY 2008, to provide additional resources to State educational agencies (SEAs) in order to assist them and their local operating agencies (LOAs) in implementing the interstate exchange of migrant children's records electronically through the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX).
Notice of Final Priority, Definitions, Requirements, and Selection Criteria
Document Number: E8-6678
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools announces a priority, definitions, requirements, and selection criteria under the Models of Exemplary, Effective, and Promising Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse Prevention Programs on College Campuses grant competition. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use the priority, definitions, requirements, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2008 and later years.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-6588
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
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.
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.