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Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth
Document Number: 2014-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary invites written comments on the implementation of Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth, which will offer a unique opportunity for States, localities, and tribes to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. Working with other Federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) will solicit applications for these pilots. Through this notice, the Department seeks input on the application process that we intend to use.
Notice Inviting Postsecondary Educational Institutions To Participate in Experiments Under the Experimental Sites Initiative; Federal Student Financial Assistance Programs Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as Amended
Document Number: 2014-18075
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary invites postsecondary educational institutions (institutions) that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to apply to participate in new institutionally- based experiments under the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI). Under the ESI, the Secretary has authority to grant waivers from certain title IV, HEA statutory or regulatory requirements to allow a limited number of institutions to participate in experiments to test alternative methods for administering the title IV, HEA programs. The alternative methods of title IV HEA administration that the Secretary is permitting under the ESI are designed to facilitate efforts by institutions to test certain innovative practices aimed at improving student outcomes.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Lender's Application for Insurance Claim Form and Request for Collection Assistance Form
Document Number: 2014-18001
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-31
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; DC School Choice Incentive Program
Document Number: 2014-17848
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School Reform Study
Document Number: 2014-17822
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
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.
Notice Inviting Publishers To Submit Tests for a Determination of Suitability for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2014-17796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (1) invites publishers to submit tests for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS); and (2) announces the date by which publishers must submit these tests.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-17718
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce a priority for an RRTC on Vocational Rehabilitation Practices for Youth and Young Adults. 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 an area of national need. We intend for this priority to contribute to improved outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities in the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Research Fellowships Program (Also Known as the Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowships)
Document Number: 2014-17707
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Research Fellowships Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice announces a priority for a Distinguished Residential Disability and Rehabilitation Policy Fellowship. We take this action to focus attention on an area of national need. We intend the priority to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified, experienced researchers, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct policy research in the areas of disability and rehabilitation.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Race to the Top Program Review Protocols
Document Number: 2014-17650
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-17604
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce a priority for a Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) on Improving Methods of Evaluating Return on Investment (ROI) for the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program (VR 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 an area of national need. We intend for the priority to contribute to improved employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Document Number: 2014-17441
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2015 (TIMSS:2015) Main Study
Document Number: 2014-17415
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; The Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness-Phase II
Document Number: 2014-17414
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-24
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.
Final Priority; Rehabilitation Training: Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Program-Rehabilitation Specialty Areas
Document Number: 2014-17370
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces 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 in order to fund any of the rehabilitation specialty areas listed in this notice. The specific rehabilitation specialty areas to be funded in a given year will be listed in a notice inviting applications. This priority is designed to ensure that the Department funds high-quality rehabilitation programs in the following nine rehabilitation specialty areas of national need: Rehabilitation Administration (84.129C); Rehabilitation Technology (84.129E); Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (84.129F); Rehabilitation of Individuals Who Are Mentally Ill (84.129H); Rehabilitation Psychology (84.129J); Rehabilitation of Individuals Who are Blind or Have Vision Impairments (84.129P); Rehabilitation of Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (84.129Q); Job Development and Job Placement Services (84.129R); and Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (84.129W). These programs must meet rigorous standards in order to provide rehabilitation professionals the training and qualifications necessary to meet the current challenges facing State vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies and related agencies and assist individuals with disabilities in achieving high-quality employment outcomes.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Document Number: 2014-17365
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming teleconference 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.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-17109
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce a priority for an ARRT on Advanced Rehabilitation Research Policy Fellowship. 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 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.
Final Priorities; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-16995
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces two priorities for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice announces two priorities for two RRTCs on Transition to Employment for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions and Community Living and Participation for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. This RRTC will be jointly funded by NIDRR and the Substance Abuse and 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 community living and participation for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions (SMHC) resulting in psychiatric disability.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Supplemental Information for the SF-424 Form
Document Number: 2014-16886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Adult Education and Family Literacy Act State Plan (PL 105-220)
Document Number: 2014-16872
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind
Document Number: 2014-16871
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidated Annual Report (CAR) for the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006
Document Number: 2014-16870
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Report of Randolph-Sheppard Vending Facility Program
Document Number: 2014-16869
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance: Meeting
Document Number: 2014-16768
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-17
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming open teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. This notice also describes the functions of the Advisory Committee. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend.
Applications for New Awards; Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools; Correction
Document Number: 2014-16673
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Department of Education
On June 20, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 35323) a notice inviting applications for new awards under the CSP's Grants for Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools. This correction notice changes the deadline date for intergovernmental review from October 3, 2014, to July 21, 2014.
Department of Education Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 2014-15695
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to modify the Department of Education Acquisition Regulation (EDAR) in order to update it to accurately implement the current Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department policies.
Final Priorities, Requirements, and Definitions-Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants for National Leadership Activities
Document Number: 2014-16462
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-14
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement announces final priorities, requirements, and definitions under the CSP Grants for National Leadership Activities. The Assistant Deputy Secretary may use one or more of these priorities, requirements, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years.
Extension of Public Comment Period; Request for Information on Addressing Significant Disproportionality Under Section 618(d) of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
Document Number: 2014-16300
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
On June 19, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 35154) a request for information (RFI) seeking comment on actions that the Department should take to address significant disproportionality based on race and ethnicity in the identification, placement, and discipline of children with disabilities. The RFI established a July 21, 2014, deadline for the submission of written comments. We are extending the comment period to July 28, 2014.
Deadline Dates for Reports and Other Records Associated With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), the Federal Pell Grant Program, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program, and the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program for the 2014-2015 Award Year
Document Number: 2014-16270
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces deadline dates for the receipt of documents and other information from applicants and institutions participating in certain Federal student aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), for the 2014-2015 award year. The Federal student aid programs covered by this deadline date notice are the Federal Pell Grant (Pell Grant), William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, and Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant programs. These programs, administered by the U.S. Department of Education (Department), provide financial assistance to students attending eligible postsecondary educational institutions to help them pay their educational costs. Deadline and Submission Dates: See Tables A and B at the end of this notice.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Student Support Services Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2014-16114
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-10
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.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
Document Number: 2014-16089
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce 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. 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 an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improving the accessibility, usability, and performance of technology for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-16085
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, we announce a priority for an RRTC on Family Support. 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 an area of national need. We intend the priority to contribute to improved outcomes for individuals with disabilities and family members who provide assistance to them.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Class of 2010-11 (ECLS-K:2011) Spring 4th Grade Data Collection & Recruitment for 5th Grade
Document Number: 2014-15945
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing [insert one of the following: 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; 2015 National Household Education Survey (NHES 2015) Full Scale Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-15935
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
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.
National Assessment Governing Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-15743
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-07
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 July 28, 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Generic Application Package for Discretionary Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-15628
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-03
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 revision of an existing information collection.