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Final Priority. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
Document Number: 2014-13498
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-10
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 Health and Function of Individuals with Physical Disabilities. 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 of health and function of individuals with physical disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Office of Innovation and Improvement Grantee Viewpoint Survey
Document Number: 2014-13431
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Implementation Study of the Ramp Up to Readiness Program
Document Number: 2014-13403
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-10
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.
Final Priority; Language Resource Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-13208
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces a priority under the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program administered by the International and Foreign Language Education Office. The Acting Assistant Secretary may use this priority 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 the priority to make international education opportunities available to more American students.
Applications for New Awards; Language Resource Centers Program
Document Number: 2014-13207
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Department of Education
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)
Document Number: 2014-13173
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-06
Agency: Department of Education
This notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register (79 FR 28919) on May 20, 2014. Please note that the email address for the U.S. Department of Education, White House Liaison is whitehouseliaison@ed.gov. In addition, please be advised that the deadline for submission of nominations either electronically or via mail has been extended to no later than 12 noon Eastern Standard Time, June 23, 2014. As noted in the May 20, 2014 notice, instructions for submitting nominations are as follows: Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified individuals for membership. If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself for appointment to the NCFMEA (including incumbents who wish to seek reappointment), please submit the following information to the U.S. Department of Education's White House Liaison Office. A cover letter addressed to the Secretary of Education that provides your reason(s) for nominating the individual; and A copy of the nominee's current resume or curriculum vitae. Contact information for the nominee (name, title, business address, business phone, fax number, and business email address). In addition, the cover letter must include a statement affirming that the nominee (if you are nominating someone other than yourself) has agreed to be nominated and is willing to serve on the Committee if selected. Nominees should be broadly knowledgeable about foreign medical education and accreditation, respected in the educational community, and representative of the relevant constituencies. You may submit nominations, including attachments by any of the following methods: Electronically: Send to whitehouseliaison@ed.gov specify in the email subject line ``NCFMEA Nomination''). Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger, or courier service: Submit one copy of the documents listed above to the following address: The Honorable Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, ATTN: White House Liaison Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20202. Please submit nomination information via only one (1) of the methods mentioned above.
Final Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers
Document Number: 2014-13095
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services announces a priority for 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 Technologies to Enhance Independence in Daily Living for Adults with Cognitive Impairments. 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 related to independence in daily activities in the home, community, or workplace setting for adults with cognitive impairments.
Final Priorities; Centers for International Business Education Program
Document Number: 2014-12847
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces two priorities for the Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2014 and later years. The first priority promotes projects that propose to collaborate with one or more professional associations or businesses to expand employment opportunities for international business students, for example, by creating internships and work-study opportunities. We intend for the first priority to improve the preparation of international business students to enter the workforce. The second priority promotes projects that propose collaborative activities with a Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) or a community college. We intend for this priority to address a gap in the types of institutions, faculty, and students that have historically benefitted from the instruction, training, and outreach available at centers for international business education.
Proposed Priority; National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research-Research Fellowships Program (Also Known As the Mary E. Switzer Research Fellowships)
Document Number: 2014-12844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services proposes a priority for the Research Fellowships Program administered by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Specifically, this notice proposes a priority for a Distinguished Residential 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.
Funding Down the Grant Slate From Fiscal Year (FY) 2012; Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program
Document Number: 2014-12842
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary intends to use the grant slate developed in FY 2012 for the GAANN Program authorized by Section 711 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), to make new grant awards in FY 2014. The Secretary takes this action because a significant number of high-quality applications remain on the FY 2012 grant slate and limited funding is available for new grant awards in FY 2014. We expect to use an estimated $1,268,000 for new awards in FY 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-12735
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
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.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Literacy Information and Communication System Regional Professional Development Centers
Document Number: 2014-12707
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
Agency: Department of Education
For the 36-month grant projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2011, using FY 2010 funds, under the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDC) program, the Secretary hereby waives the restriction against project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds, and extends the project period of the four LINCS RPDC grants for an additional 12 months. This will enable the four current LINCS RPDC grantees that received awards under the FY 2011 competition to seek a continuation award for one additional year through FY 2015 with FY 2014 funds; and we will not announce a new LINCS RPDC competition in FY 2014.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Regulatory Requirements
Document Number: 2014-12599
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-02
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.
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.