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

National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09872
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the upcoming meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (Board) and also describes the specific functions of the Board. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This notice is issued to provide members of the general public with an opportunity to attend and/or provide comments. Individuals who will need special accommodations in order to attend the meeting (e.g. 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 May 9, 2014. 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.
President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2014-09854
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-30
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. The notice also describes the functions of the Board. 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; EDGAR Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2014-09708
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
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; Section 704 Annual Performance Report (Parts I and II)
Document Number: 2014-09645
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
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; Adult Education and Family Literacy Act State Plan
Document Number: 2014-09644
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
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; Project Prevent Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-09604
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Department of Education
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Training and Advisory Services-Equity Assistance Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-09603
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-28
Agency: Department of Education
For 36-month projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2011 under the Training and Advisory ServicesEquity Assistance Centers (EACs) program, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirements in 34 CFR 75.261(c)(2), which prohibits the extension of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The Secretary also proposes to extend the project period of these grants for up to an additional 24 months. This would enable the 10 current EAC grantees to continue to receive Federal funding annually for project periods through FY 2015 and possibly through FY 2016. Further, the waiver and extension, as proposed, would mean that we would not announce a new competition or make new awards in FY 2014. We intend to announce a new competition in either FY 2015 or FY 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, Federal Direct PLUS Loan Request for Supplemental Information
Document Number: 2014-09400
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-25
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; Comment Request; Loan Discharge Applications (DL/FFEL/Perkins)
Document Number: 2014-09350
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-24
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.
Request for Information on Adoption of Career Pathways Approaches for the Delivery of Education, Training, Employment, and Human Services
Document Number: 2014-09274
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor
Through this Request for Information (RFI), the Departments of Education (ED), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor (DOL) (the Departments) seek to further support the development of high-quality career pathways systems by jointly soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as in State, regional, tribal, and local areas. The Departments will analyze the career pathways information collected from the RFI to: (1) Inform and coordinate policy development, strategic investments, and technical assistance activities; and (2) improve coordination of Federal policy development with investments at the State, tribal and local levels.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Evaluation of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination (TA&D) Program: Grantee Questionnaire/Interview and State Survey Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-09099
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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.
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: 2014-09024
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission). 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 is 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; Annual Student Activities Report
Document Number: 2014-08982
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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.
Annual Updates to the Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) Plan Formula for 2014-William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2014-08966
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the ICR plan formula for 2014, as required by 34 CFR 685.209(a)(8), to give notice to Direct Loan borrowers and the public regarding how monthly ICR payment amounts will be calculated for the 2014-2015 year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Race to the Top-District Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2014-08960
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-21
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; ED-524 Budget Information Non-Construction Programs Form and Instructions
Document Number: 2014-08892
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Proposed Priority-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-IDEA Data Management Center
Document Number: 2014-08796
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) proposes a funding priority under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified national need to provide technical assistance (TA) to improve the capacity of States to meet the data collection requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Measures and Methods for the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2014-08716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-17
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.
Request for Information on the Use of APIs in Higher Education Data and Student Aid Processes
Document Number: 2014-08649
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
To assist in its efforts to explore potential uses of Application Program Interfaces (APIs), the U.S. Department of Education (Department) requests information regarding the use of APIs in the context of higher education data and student aid programs and processes at the Department. We invite ideas, information, and feedback from all interested parties for the purpose of making data and processes in higher education and student aid more open and accessible to students and families, in the most secure manner, as they make an investment in postsecondary education.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
Document Number: 2014-08559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority 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 a priority for a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Improving the Accessibility, Usability, and Performance of Technology for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend to use this priority to improve rehabilitation services and outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Proposed Priorities-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-08556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes two priorities for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes priorities for an RRTC on Transition to Employment for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Community Living and Participation of Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions. This RRTC will be jointly funded by NIDRR and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend these priorities to contribute to improved outcomes in the transition to employment and in community living and participation of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions and psychiatric disabilities.
Applications for New Awards; Braille Training Program
Document Number: 2014-08542
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
Applications for New Awards; Advanced Placement (AP) Test Fee Program; Correction
Document Number: 2014-08537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
On March 24, 2014, the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published in the Federal Register (79 FR 15975) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2014 for the AP Test Fee program that included a summary of exam costs with an incorrect amount for the exams administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization. This notice corrects the maximum amount the Department would pay an SEA towards the costs of the exams administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State of Preschool Survey 2013-2015
Document Number: 2014-08423
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
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.
Reopening the Application for Title V Eligibility Designation for Fiscal Year 2014; Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (PPOHA)
Document Number: 2014-08376
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
Agency: Department of Education
In this notice, the Department announces the reopening of the period for submitting an application for a designation of eligibility under the PPOHA program by those institutions that intend to apply for a grant under the PPOHA program to be announced later in 2014. The decision to hold a new competition for PPOHA was made after the FY 2014 Eligibility Notice deadline of March 7, 2014. The eligibility process is being reopened to allow institutions that have not yet applied for eligibility to submit applications. This limited reopening is intended to ensure that all potential applicants to the PPOHA program have the opportunity to submit applications for eligibility prior to the announcement of this competition. If you have already submitted an application for eligibility in response to the FY 2014 Eligibility Notice, you do not need to resubmit your application.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Progress Report for the Title III Alternative Financing Program Under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998
Document Number: 2014-08288
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-14
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.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee, Notice of Additional Committee Meeting-Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs, Program Integrity and Improvement
Document Number: 2014-08211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-11
Agency: Department of Education
On November 20, 2013, we announced our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations to address program integrity and improvement issues for the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), (Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs). We also announced the schedule for three sessions of committee meetings. We now announce the addition of a fourth session, consisting of two days of committee meetings to focus on the development of proposed regulations to define ``adverse credit'' for borrowers in the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program.
Applications for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
Document Number: 2014-08107
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2015 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding (1) of developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) of education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Financial Status and Program Performance Final Report for State and Partnership for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Document Number: 2014-07857
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-09
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; Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans
Document Number: 2014-07594
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of Enhanced College Advising in Upward Bound
Document Number: 2014-07593
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
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.
President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Document Number: 2014-07408
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. 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; Comment Request; Annual Client Assistance Program (CAP) Report
Document Number: 2014-07311
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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; Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A (“Improving Teacher Quality State Grants Subgrants to LEAS”)
Document Number: 2014-07310
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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; Promoting Student Success in Algebra I Project
Document Number: 2014-07309
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
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 Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
Document Number: 2014-07295
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Centers (RERC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an RERC on Technologies to Enhance Independence in Daily Living for Adults with Cognitive Impairments. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes related to independence in daily activities in the home, community, or workplace setting for adults with cognitive impairments.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-07294
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice to revise the system of records entitled ``National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)'' (18-11-06). The Department revises to make necessary updates to the heading entitled ``SYSTEM LOCATION'' resulting from the Department's review of the system of records notice and to the heading entitled ''CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM'' in response to comments that the Department received regarding the Department's proposed revisions to the NSLDS system of records. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-130, Appendix I, indicates that minor changes to systems of records need not be reported. In this notice, we are making minor changes to the NSLDS system of records, as explained in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Therefore, the Department has not filed a report describing the altered system of records covered by this notice with the Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, or the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB.
Agency Information Collection Activities: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program Financial Disclosure for Reasonable and Affordable Rehabilitation Payments Form
Document Number: 2014-07146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary responds to public comments on, and announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of, the Financial Disclosure for Reasonable and Affordable Rehabilitation Payments form.