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

Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-State Tribal Education Partnership Program
Document Number: 2014-25968
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program. The Assistant Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. We propose this action to enable tribal educational agencies (TEAs) to administer formula grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), and to improve the partnership between TEAs and the State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) that educate students from the affected tribe.
Program Integrity: Gainful Employment
Document Number: 2014-25594
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends 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).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Evaluation of the Investing in Innovation (i3) Program
Document Number: 2014-25735
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
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 new information collection.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2014-25734
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary 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). The Secretary also clarifies that, to provide for the transition from the performance accountability system for Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to the performance accountability system for AEFLA as reauthorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), this announcement will remain effective until June 30, 2016.
Extension of Deadline; Preschool Development Grants-Development Grants and Preschool Development Grants-Expansion Grants
Document Number: 2014-25304
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services
On August 18, 2014, the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services published in the Federal Register (79 FR 48854 and 79 FR 48874) notices inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2014 for the Preschool Development GrantsDevelopment and Preschool Development GrantsExpansion Grants programs. The notices established October 14, 2014, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the programs. On October 9, 2014, the Departments published in the Federal Register (79 FR 61065) a notice extending the deadline for submission to October 15, 2014, after learning that the Grants.gov Web site would be unavailable to applicants on October 11-12, 2014. It appears that some applicants may have encountered technical difficulties in the submission of their applications on October 15, 2014. Therefore, we are extending, to October 24, 2014, the deadline for transmittal of applications.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2014-25266
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations governing the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. These regulations strengthen and improve administration of the Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; College Affordability and Transparency Explanation Form (CATEF) 2015-2017
Document Number: 2014-25028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Direct Grant Programs and Definitions That Apply to Department Regulations
Document Number: 2014-24929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Education
On August 13, 2013, the Department of Education (the Department) published a notice of final regulations in the Federal Register to amend our Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). In this document, the Department proposes to further amend EDGAR to add a definition of ``What Works Clearinghouse Evidence Standards'' (WWC Evidence Standards) in our regulations to standardize references to this term. In addition, the Department proposes to amend the definition of ``large sample'' in our regulation. We also propose technical edits to our regulations to improve the consistency and clarity of the regulations. Finally, we propose to redesignate our regulations and to include in that redesignated section an additional provision that would allow the Secretary to give special consideration to projects supported by evidence of promise.
Application for Grants Under the Student Support Services Program (1894-0001); Extension of Public Comment Period; Correction
Document Number: 2014-24934
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
Agency: Department of Education
On September 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register (page 58338, Column 1) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled ``Application for Grants Under the Student Support Services Program (1894-0001), '' ED-2014-ICCD-0137, OMB# 1840-0017. The comment period for this information collection request has been extended to November 20, 2014 due to the public's inability to access the application at the beginning of the comment period. This correction is to include the revised application and we extend the public comment period to offer the opportunity to comment on the application. The Acting 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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Document Number: 2014-24933
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-21
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Violence Against Women Act
Document Number: 2014-24284
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations issued under the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to implement the changes made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). These regulations are intended to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Quick Response Information System (QRIS) 2015-2018 System Clearance
Document Number: 2014-24704
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-17
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; 2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16) Field Test Student Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-24583
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-16
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Impacts of a Detailed Checklist on Formative Feedback to Teachers
Document Number: 2014-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-16
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.
Extension of Deadline; Preschool Development Grants-Development Grants and Preschool Development Grants-Expansion Grants
Document Number: 2014-24265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-09
Agency: Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services
On August 18, 2014, the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (Departments) published in the Federal Register (79 FR 48853, 79 FR 48873) notices inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2014 for the Preschool Development GrantsDevelopment Grants and Preschool Development GrantsExpansion Grants programs. The notices established October 14, 2014, as the deadline date for eligible applicants to apply for funding under the programs. However, the Departments have been informed that the Grants.gov Web site will be unavailable to applicants on October 11-12, 2014, due to a scheduled maintenance outage. To allow applicants additional time to complete their applications as a result of this outage, we are extending the deadline date for transmittal of applications to October 15, 2014.
National Board for Education Sciences
Document Number: 2014-23992
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-08
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; Evaluation of Preschool Special Education Practices Phase I
Document Number: 2014-23958
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-08
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; 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) Preliminary Activities
Document Number: 2014-23897
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
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; Race to the Top Program Review Protocols
Document Number: 2014-23875
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; E-Complaint Form
Document Number: 2014-23642
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
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; Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS 2016) and ePIRLS Online Reading 2016 Assessment Field Test and Recruitment for Main Study
Document Number: 2014-23641
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Announcement of an Open Public Hearing
Document Number: 2014-23612
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public hearing conducted by a subcommittee comprised of NACIE members. The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comments and/or recommendations and/or suggestions to the Council on the improvement of Federal education programs that include Indian children or adults as participants or that may benefit Indian children or adults, and recommendations concerning the funding of any such program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Lender's Application for Insurance Claim Form and Request for Collection Assistance Form
Document Number: 2014-23611
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing; an extension of an existing information collection.
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS- K:2011) Spring Third-Grade National Collection, Fourth-Grade Recruitment, and Fifth-Grade Tracking; Title; Correction
Document Number: 2014-23578
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
On September 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Education published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register Pages 53698, Column 3; Page 53699, Column 1 and 2 seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring Third-Grade National Collection, Fourth-Grade Recruitment, and Fifth-Grade Tracking''. ED is requesting a correction to the title. Title should read as Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010- 11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring Fourth-Grade Data Collection & Recruitment for Fifth-Grade. The Acting 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.