Department of Education March 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Document Number: 2014-07107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
This meeting notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register (79 FR 10508), on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. This notice sets forth the time and location for the June 18- 19, 2014, meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Support Services Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2014-07056
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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; National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) 2014-2016 System Clearance: National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Main 2015 Wave 1
Document Number: 2014-07029
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing non substantive change to a currently approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidation Loan Rebate Fee Report
Document Number: 2014-07028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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.
Applications for New Awards; Turnaround School Leaders Program
Document Number: 2014-06695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
Final Priority-Promise Zones
Document Number: 2014-06828
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-27
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) announces a priority that the Department of Education (Department) may use for any appropriate discretionary grant program in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and future years. Through this action, we intend to focus Federal financial assistance on expanding the number of Department programs and projects that support activities in designated Promise Zones. This action will permit all offices in the Department to use this priority, as appropriate, in any discretionary grant competition.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-06731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend this priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes for individuals with psychiatric.
Request for Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under Sections 616(d)(2) and 642 of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Document Number: 2014-06730
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) is requesting stakeholder input on how best to use results data (e.g., performance on assessments, graduation rates, and early childhood outcomes) in its accountability system under the IDEA. We believe that the Department must provide greater support to States' efforts to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities (children with disabilities). We need to ensure that States focus not only on complying with provisions of the law, but also on improving results for children with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) 16 Field Test Institutions and Enrollment Lists
Document Number: 2014-06662
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
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 information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; IDEA Part C State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
Document Number: 2014-06491
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
Document Number: 2014-06457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-25
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.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2014-06000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations on institutional eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), and the Student Assistance General Provisions to establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, and the conditions under which these educational programs remain eligible under the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the HEA (title IV, HEA programs).
Notice Extending the Application Deadline for Fiscal Year 2015 Awards; Impact Aid Section 8002 Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-06389
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary extends to April 30, 2014, the deadline date for the submission of applications for fiscal year (FY) 2015 awards under the Impact Aid Section 8002 Grant Program. Impact Aid regulations specify that the annual application deadline is January 31. However, the Secretary extends this deadline because of application changes necessitated by amendments in the FY 2013 National Defense Appropriation Act, and the time needed to implement subsequent technology upgrades to the application package.
Notice of an Open Meeting
Document Number: 2014-06382
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public meeting of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (the Council) and is intended to notify the general public of the meeting. This notice also describes the functions of the Council. Notice of the Council's meetings is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Date and Time: April 3-4, 2014; April 3, 20149:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time, April 4, 20148:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20008, Phone: (202) 234-0700, Fax: (202) 265-7972. Additional details about the meeting will be posted on the NACIE Web site by March 27, 2014. Web site: www.NACIE-ED.org (To RSVP, and for NACIE Meeting Updates, and Final Agenda).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Education Resource Organizations Directory
Document Number: 2014-06339
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Document Number: 2014-06320
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the eighth 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program's Scholarship Contract and Teaching Verification Form for Title II Scholarship Recipients
Document Number: 2014-06309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing 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; Teach Grant Supplementary Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-06308
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-06232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Family Support. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes in this area for individuals with disabilities and family members who provide assistance to them.
Service Contract Inventory for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
Document Number: 2014-06071
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Secretary announces the availability of the Department of Education's service contract inventory on its Web site, at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/contracts/ servicecontractinventoryappendix/servicecontractinventory.htm l. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting an agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms
Document Number: 2014-05958
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Study of Clinical Practice in Traditional Teacher Preparation Programs in Missouri
Document Number: 2014-05957
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Highly Qualified Teachers Clearance
Document Number: 2014-05956
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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.
Proposed priorities-Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program
Document Number: 2014-05941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes priorities for the CIBE Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education office (IFLE). The Acting Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years.
Proposed Priority-Language Resource Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-05937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes a priority for the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office. The Acting Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority to make international education opportunities available to more American students.
Proposed Priorities-National Resource Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-05927
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes two priorities for the National Resource Centers (NRC) Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office. The Acting Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority to address a gap in the types of institutions, faculty, and students that have historically benefitted from the instruction, training, and outreach available at national resource centers and to address a shortage in the number of teachers entering the teaching profession with international education and world language training certification and credentials.
Proposed Priority-Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) Program
Document Number: 2014-05863
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes a priority for the FLAS Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office. The Acting Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years.
Proposed Priority-Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language (UISFL) Program
Document Number: 2014-05855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes a priority for the UISFL Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office. The Acting Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priority to address a gap in the types of institutions, faculty and students that have historically benefited from international education opportunities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Veterans Upward Bound Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2014-05811
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
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; Comment Request; Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR)
Document Number: 2014-05742
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
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; Written Application for the Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind Formula Grant
Document Number: 2014-05741
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
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.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Literacy Information and Communication System Regional Professional Development Centers
Document Number: 2014-05431
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
Agency: Department of Education
For the current 36-month grant projects under the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDC) program, the Secretary proposes to: (1) Waive the restriction against project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) extend for an additional 12 months the project period of these grants. The Secretary proposes this action because we do not believe that it would be in the public interest to hold a LINCS RPDC competition in FY 2014, the same year in which the Department's LINCS Resource Collection contract and the LINCS technical services contract will end. This proposed one-year extension of the LINCS RPDC project period is intended to ensure seamless technical assistance service delivery to our adult education customers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017) Field Test 2015 Recruitment
Document Number: 2014-05362
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-12
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; EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2014-05232
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-05035
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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. Department of Education as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID ED-2014-ICCD-0031).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Grant Performance Report Form (ED 524B)
Document Number: 2014-05034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-10
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; Comment Request; The Impact of Professional Development in Fractions for Fourth Grade
Document Number: 2014-04903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-06
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Charter School Facilities Incentive Grants Program (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2014-04763
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-05
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 of a previously approved information collection.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-04644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), specifically, a priority for an RRTC on Health and Function of Individuals with Physical Disabilities. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes of health and function of individuals with physical disabilities.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-04641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RRTC on Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend for this priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; G5 System Post Award Budget Drawdown e-Form
Document Number: 2014-04528
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-03
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.