Department of Education December 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions Program
Document Number: 2013-31014
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions
Document Number: 2013-31013
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Title I-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Migrant Education Program
Document Number: 2013-30260
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes regulations to implement the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX), a nationwide, electronic records exchange mechanism mandated under title I, part C, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). As a condition of receiving a grant of funds under the Migrant Education Program (MEP), each State educational agency (SEA) would be required to collect, maintain, and submit minimum health and educational information to MSIX within established time frames. The proposed regulations would facilitate timely school enrollment, placement, and accrual of secondary course credits for migratory children and help the Department determine accurate migratory child counts and meet other MEP reporting requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Equivalency Program (HEP) Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2013-30757
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Rehabilitation Services Administration Grant Re-allotment Form
Document Number: 2013-30756
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Educational Agency Local Educational Agency, and School Data Collection and Reporting under ESEA, Title I, Part A
Document Number: 2013-30755
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing collection of information.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Direct Consolidation Loan Program Application Documents
Document Number: 2013-30525
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade
Document Number: 2013-30420
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Race to the Top-District Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2013-30295
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; GEPA Section 427 Guidance for All Grant Applications
Document Number: 2013-30294
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Membership of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2013-30136
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary publishes a list of persons who may be named to serve on the Performance Review Board that oversees the evaluation of performance appraisals of Senior Executive Service members of the Department.
Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council; Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2013-30087
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education announces the agency's intention to establish a Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council (RRAC). Section 205(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, stipulates that, ``Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary shall establish in the Department of Education a Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council . . . composed of 12 members appointed by the Secretary.'' Section 205(b) provides that the RRAC will advise the Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) ``with respect to research priorities and the development of the 5-year plan.'' The Advisory Council will be governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L 92-463; as amended, 5 U.S.C. app.), which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees. The Secretary of Education has determined that establishment of the Rehabilitation Research Advisory Council is desirable to provide advice and consultation to the NIDRR Director on how to improve NIDRR's responsiveness to the current state of the science and the needs of the stakeholder community. The Advisory Council will represent an important, regular forum through which consumers could interact with NIDRR and have direct input into the advice that guides NIDRR's work; will improve research outcomes by identifying new approaches, promoting innovation, recognizing unforeseen risks or barriers, and identifying unintended consequences; will assist NIDRR in its efforts to formalize and document the structure of its long-range planning process; and will add stability and continuity to both NIDRR's long-range planning and priority-setting process. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act provisions found at 5 U.S.C. 102-3.60, the Department will file a charter. The Department is seeking nominations for membership on the Advisory Council consistent with the requirements listed in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Nominations should be submitted with a cover letter and include the nominee's contact information (current mailing address, email address, fax, and telephone number) and current curriculum vitae or resume. Address the cover letter as follows: Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request: Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) 106: School Safety and Discipline: 2013-14
Document Number: 2013-30007
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Teacher Incentive Fund Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2013-29987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Request for Information To Gather Technical Expertise Pertaining to Data Elements, Metrics, Data Collection, Weighting, Scoring, and Presentation of a Postsecondary Institution Ratings System
Document Number: 2013-30011
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Department of Education
To assist the Department of Education (Department) in its efforts to develop a Postsecondary Institution Ratings System (PIRS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) invites the submission of information about data elements, metrics, methods of data collection, methods of weighting or scoring, and presentation frameworks for a PIRS for assessing the performance of institutions of higher education (IHEs) and advancing institutional accountability while also enhancing consumer access to useful information.
Application for New Awards; High School Equivalency Program
Document Number: 2013-29823
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Education
Application for New Awards; College Assistance Migrant Program
Document Number: 2013-29821
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Education
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alternative Student Outcomes for Growth Measures Case Studies
Document Number: 2013-29768
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2013-29709
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-12
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary annually announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; G5 System Post Award Budget Drawdown e-Form
Document Number: 2013-29376
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Measuring Educational Gain in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2013-29375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Special Education-Personnel Preparation To Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-29374
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice Inviting Suggestions for New Experiments for the Experimental Sites Initiative; Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2013-29213
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education invites institutions of higher education that participate in the student assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), and other parties, to propose ideas for new institutionally based experiments designed to test alternative ways of administering the student financial assistance programs to be a part of the ongoing Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI). For this set of experiments, the Secretary seeks suggestions for creative experiments to test innovations that have the potential to increase quality and reduce costs in higher education, while maintaining or increasing the programmatic and fiscal integrity of the student financial assistance programs authorized by Title IV of the HEA (Title IV, HEA programs). The Secretary is particularly interested in experiments that will improve student persistence and academic success, result in shorter time to degree, and reduce student loan indebtedness. Based on the suggestions submitted in response to this notice the Secretary will design experiments and corresponding evaluation plans. The Secretary will subsequently publish a second notice in the Federal Register to announce approved experiments, describe implementation and evaluation, and invite institutions to apply to participate in the experiments.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, Notice of Additional Committee Meeting-Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs, Gainful Employment in a Recognized Occupation
Document Number: 2013-29072
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Department of Education
On June 12, 2013, we announced our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations to establish standards for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. We also announced the schedule for two sessions of committee meetings. We now announce the addition of a third session consisting of a one-day committee meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection
Document Number: 2013-28904
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Proposed Priority-Promise Zones
Document Number: 2013-28799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-04
Agency: Department of Education
On October 25, 2013, the Secretary of Education (Secretary) published in the Federal Register (78 FR 63913) a notice of proposed priority regarding the expansion of Department of Education (Department) programs and projects that support activities in designated Promise Zones. This notice established a November 25, 2013, deadline for the submission of written comments. We are reopening the public comment period until December 13, 2013.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions-Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants for National Leadership Activities
Document Number: 2013-28939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement proposes priorities, requirements, and definitions for CSP Grants for National Leadership Activities and may use these priorities, requirements, and definitions for a competition in fiscal year (FY) 2013 and later years. The Assistant Deputy Secretary is taking this action to ensure that projects funded with CSP Grants for National Leadership Activities address key policy issues currently facing charter schools and impact stakeholders on a national scale.
President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Document Number: 2013-28739
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the fourth meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.