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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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Reform Study
Document Number: 2014-23185
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-30
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; Application for Grants Under the Student Support Services Program (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2014-23023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22725
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
This meeting notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register (79 FR 50888) on August 26, 2014, and sets forth the time and location for the December 11, 2014 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The notice of this meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and Sec. 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Proposed Requirements-School Improvement Grants-Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
Document Number: 2014-22690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
On September 8, 2014, the Department of Education published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed requirements for the School Improvement Grants authorized under title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. This notice corrects the Docket ID used to submit public comments that is listed in the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 section.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Third Party Perjury Form
Document Number: 2014-22606
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
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 new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT PLAN (PIP)
Document Number: 2014-22605
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-24
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.
List of Correspondence From July 1, 2013, Through September 30, 2013
Document Number: 2014-22322
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary is publishing the following list of correspondence from the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to individuals during the previous quarter. The correspondence describes the Department's interpretations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or the regulations that implement the IDEA. This list and the letters or other documents described in this list, with personally identifiable information redacted, as appropriate, can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/index.html.
Applications for New Awards; Preschool Development Grants-Expansion Grants; Correction
Document Number: 2014-22320
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
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 48874) a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2014 for the Preschool Development GrantsExpansion Grants program. This notice corrects the Executive Summary Selection Criterion (A)(7)(b).
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Document Number: 2014-22073
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Education
This document provides notice of the continuation of a computer matching program between the Department of Education and the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The continuation is effective on the date described in paragraph 5 of this notice.
President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans
Document Number: 2014-22072
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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. Due to unexpected complications in delivering this notice to the Federal Register coupled with the requirement that the Commission hold two meetings per year and this is the only time a second meeting could be scheduled, this notice is being published late.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; Generic Application Package for Departmental Generic Grant Programs
Document Number: 2014-22042
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: 2014-22031
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) Program Assurances
Document Number: 2014-22026
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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; State and Local Educational Agency Record and Reporting Requirements Under Pat B of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2014-22025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Charter School Facilities National Questionnaire
Document Number: 2014-22024
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Study of Enhanced College Advising in Upward Bound
Document Number: 2014-21850
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Study of Enhanced College Advising in Upward Bound'' (18-13-36). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences awarded a contract in September 2012 to Abt Associates Inc. to conduct an impact evaluation of a strategy to enhance college advising within Upward Boundconsisting of a professional development program for Upward Bound staff that includes a set of tools and resources for staff and students. The system of records will contain records on approximately 136,000 Upward Bound students and 200 Upward Bound project staff and will be used to conduct the study.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2014-21792
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice to revise the system of records entitled ``Common Services for Borrowers'' (CSB) system (18-11-16), originally published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2006 (71 FR 3503). The Department publishes this notice to revise the CSB system of records as a result of amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), made by the Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA), the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 (CCRAA), the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), and the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009 (SAFRA). Because the following two systems of records have become duplicative of other systems of records and are no longer needed, the Department also deletes the title IV Program Files (18-11-05) system of records, originally published in the Federal Register on April 12, 1994 (59 FR 17351), republished on June 4, 1999 (64 FR 30106, 30163-66), and amended on December 27, 1999 (64 FR 72384, 72407), and the Student Financial Assistance Collection Files (18-11-07) system of records, originally published in the Federal Register on June 2, 1981 (46 FR 29596, 29649-29650), amended on December 9, 1983 (48 FR 55159), amended on June 18, 1984 (49 FR 24927), republished on June 4, 1999 (64 FR 30106, 30166-30169), and amended on December 27, 1999 (64 FR 72384, 72407).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Third Party Servicer Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-21671
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Case Studies of the Implementation of Kindergarten Entry Assessments
Document Number: 2014-21592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Performance Report for the State Grant for Assistive Technology Program
Document Number: 2014-21535
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
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 revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Studies of Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP) Grantees
Document Number: 2014-21426
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
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.
Proposed Requirements-School Improvement Grants-Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
Document Number: 2014-21185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-08
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Secretary of Education (Secretary) proposes revising the final requirements for the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program, published in the Federal Register on October 28, 2010, authorized under section 1003(g) of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA), to implement language in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, that allows local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement additional interventions, provides flexibility for rural LEAs, and extends the grant period from three to five years. Additionally, the proposed requirements make changes that reflect lessons learned from four years of SIG implementation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFEL) Administrative Requirements for States, Not-For-Profit Lenders, and Eligible Lender Trustees
Document Number: 2014-20942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-04
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 to the current information collection.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Public Hearings
Document Number: 2014-20977
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-03
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations governing the Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan (Federal Direct Loan) Program authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. We also announce two public hearings at which interested parties may suggest additional issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee. In addition, we announce that the Department will accept written comments regarding additional issues that should be considered for action by the negotiating committee.