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

Final Priorities; National Resource Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-12583
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces two priorities for the National Resource Centers (NRC) Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education Office. The 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 these priorities to address a gap in the types of institutions, faculty, and students that have historically benefited from the resources available at NRCs and to address a shortage in the number of teachers entering the teaching profession with global competency and world language training, certification, or credentials.
Final Priority; Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program
Document Number: 2014-12582
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces a priority under the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) Office. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to lower postsecondary education costs for students in the United States who have financial need and who seek to become language and area studies experts. We intend the priority to give FLAS institutions an incentive to award fellowships to students who would most benefit from financial relief.
Federal Need Analysis Methodology for the 2015-16 Award Year-Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant and TEACH Grant Programs
Document Number: 2014-12569
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces the annual updates to the tables used in the statutory Federal Need Analysis Methodology that determines a student's expected family contribution (EFC) for award year 2015-16 for these student financial aid programs. The intent of this notice is to alert the financial aid community and the broader public to these required annual updates used in the determination of student aid eligibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual Progress Reporting Form for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) Program
Document Number: 2014-12400
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing 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; Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Grant Program (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2014-12399
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing 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; Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR)
Document Number: 2014-12398
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
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; 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) 16 Field Test Institutions and Enrollment Lists
Document Number: 2014-12240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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; Federal Direct Loan Program and Federal Family Education Loan Program Teacher Loan Forgiveness Forms
Document Number: 2014-12100
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
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.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-12039
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-27
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 document proposes a priority for a RRTC on Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth and Young Adults. We take this action to focus research attention on an area of national need. We intend for this priority to contribute to improved outcomes of youth and young adults with disabilities in the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Improving Methods of Evaluating Return on Investment for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Document Number: 2014-12041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under 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 Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Improving Methods of Evaluating Return on Investment for the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. We take this action to focus research attention on areas of national need. We intend this priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
Document Number: 2014-11679
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
At this time, the Secretary of Education invites interested parties to submit nomination(s) for individuals to serve on the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA).
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program
Document Number: 2014-11669
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Department of Education
For the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, the Secretary proposes to: (1) Waive the restriction against project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) extend the project period for a grantee that only requested three out of a possible five years of funding. The Secretary proposes this action because additional funds are available from the fiscal year (FY) 2014 appropriation to support this extension and we believe that it would be in the public interest to support continued funding of the affected project. This proposed extension would support the affected grantee in its efforts to fully implement its State Literacy Plan, as well as to continue its sustainability efforts and program activities.
National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-11543
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES). 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 the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness-Phase II
Document Number: 2014-11452
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
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.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment and Recommendations for Finalizing the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Achievement Levels Descriptions
Document Number: 2014-11434
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-19
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board is soliciting public comment for guidance in finalizing the Achievement Levels Descriptions (ALDs) for the NAEP 2014 Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) at Grade 8. More information on the Governing Board's work is at www.nagb.gov/.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program
Document Number: 2014-11302
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Case Studies of the Implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessments
Document Number: 2014-11122
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Proposed Priority-Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program-Rehabilitation Specialty Areas
Document Number: 2014-10958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. This priority is designed to ensure that the Department funds high-quality rehabilitation programs in the following nine rehabilitation specialty areas of national need: (1) Rehabilitation Administration (84.129C); (2) Rehabilitation Technology (84.129E); (3) Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (84.129F); (4) Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Mentally Ill (84.129H); (5) Rehabilitation Psychology (84.129J); (6) Rehabilitation of Individuals Who are Blind or Have Vision Impairments (84.129P); (7) Rehabilitation of Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (84.129Q); (8) Job Development and Job Placement Services (84.129R); and (9) Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (84.129W). These programs must meet rigorous standards in order to provide scholars with the training necessary to become qualified rehabilitation professionals who are capable of meeting the current challenges facing State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and related agencies and who can assist individuals with disabilities in achieving high-quality employment outcomes.
Proposed Priority-National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Program
Document Number: 2014-10957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Policy Fellowship. We take this action to focus attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to strengthen the capacity of the disability and rehabilitation fields to train researchers to conduct advanced policy research in the areas of rehabilitation and disability.
Proposed Priority-Assistive Technology: Alternative Financing Program
Document Number: 2014-10943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-13
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority under the Assistive Technology Alternative Financing Program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. This priority is designed to ensure that the Department funds high-quality assistive technology alternative financing programs that meet rigorous standards in order to enable individuals with disabilities to access and acquire assistive technology devices and services necessary to achieve education, community living, and employment goals.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS:2017) Field Test 2015 Recruitment
Document Number: 2014-10930
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-13
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; Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind
Document Number: 2014-10756
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Document Number: 2014-10755
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Document Number: 2014-10495
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
This meeting notice is an update to the previous notices published in the Federal Register on February 25, 2014 (79 FR 10508) and on March 31, 2014 (79 FR 18021). This notice identifies a revision to the agenda and invites written third party comment on the question ``What issues are critical to consider in advancing quality assurance in higher education?''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; 2015 National Household Education Survey (NHES 2015) Full Scale Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-10440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Charter School Authorizer Annual Update
Document Number: 2014-10439
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 Form
Document Number: 2014-10418
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing; an extension of an existing information collection.
Notice of Proposed Collection Requests; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10417
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-07
Agency: Department of Education
On April 21, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (Page 22107, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Race to the TopDistrict Annual Performance Report.'' This notice has been withdrawn. A new 30-day notice will be published. The Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Privacy, Information and Records Management Services, Office of Management, hereby issues a correction notice as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; E-Complaint Form
Document Number: 2014-10276
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
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.
Application Deadline for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014; Small, Rural School Achievement Program
Document Number: 2014-10025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Department of Education
Under the Small, Rural School Achievement (SRSA) program, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) awards grants on a formula basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the unique needs of rural school districts. In this notice, we establish the deadline for submission of fiscal year (FY) 2014 SRSA grant applications. An eligible LEA that is required to submit an application must do so electronically by the deadline in this notice.
Proposed Priority-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-IDEA Fiscal Data Center
Document Number: 2014-10000
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-01
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a funding priority under the Technical Assistance (TA) on State Data Collection program. The Assistant Secretary may use this proposed 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 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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Grant Performance Report Form (ED 524B)
Document Number: 2014-09983
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-01
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.