Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Literacy Information and Communication System Regional Professional Development Centers
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 enables the four current LINCS RPDC grantees that received awards under the FY 2011 competition that were extended for one additional year through FY 2014 using 2013 funds (through September 30, 2015), to seek another continuation award for one additional year through FY 2015 with FY 2014 funds (through September 30, 2016); and we will not announce a new LINCS RPDC competition for FY 2015.
Applications for New Awards; Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions and Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions
The Deputy Director for Policy and Research, delegated the duties of the Director, of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2016 grant competition for Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Education Interventions and Low- Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions. The Deputy Director for Policy and Research takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to support rigorous evaluations of education interventions that State educational agencies (SEAs) or local educational agencies (LEAs) believe will produce meaningful improvements in student outcomes within a short period (for example, within a single semester or academic year), that can be conducted at low cost, and that will provide policymakers with valid and useful results more rapidly than is typically achieved in education research.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Data Challenges and Appeals Solution (DCAS)
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3507(j)), ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Electronic Cohort Default Rate Appeals (eCDR Appeals), as Supplemented and Renamed Data Challenges and Appeals Solutions System
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of an altered system of records entitled ``Data Challenges and Appeals Solutions (DCAS) System,'' which will replace the ``Electronic Cohort Default Rate Appeals (eCDR Appeals)'' system of records. On October 31, 2014, the Secretary published final regulations in the Federal Register that apply to educational programs that are eligible to participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), because these programs ``prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation'' (GE regulations). The GE regulations establish a new program eligibility measure and disclosure requirements. As a result, Federal Student Aid (FSA) will be responsible for many more data challenges, requests for adjustments, and appeals in the coming years. The DCAS System is the enhanced successor system to the eCDR Appeals system and will be implemented in phases to include all appeals, requests for adjustments and challenges related to institutional cohort default rates (CDRs), the GE regulations, and other student-level data initiatives. After FSA fully implements all phases of the DCAS System, FSA will retire the prior information technology system that housed the eCDR Appeals data. In addition to the records described above, the DCAS System will contain records regarding borrowers who have applied for and received loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program and the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. The Department seeks comment on the altered system of records described in this notice, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.
Meeting: National Board for Education Sciences
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.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010
In accordance with section 427A of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, for certain loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program prior to July 1, 2010. The Chief Operating Officer takes this action to give notice of FFEL Program loan interest rates to the public.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates of Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2013
In accordance with section 455(b)(9) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, the Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, for loans made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program prior to July 1, 2013. The Chief Operating Officer takes this action to give notice of Direct Loan interest rates to the public.
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
The purpose of this notice is to announce the upcoming meeting of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (NCFMEA). Parts of this meeting will be open to the public, and the public is invited to attend those portions. Meeting Date and Place: The meeting will be held on October 28, 29, and 30, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m., at the U.S. Department of Education, Eighth Floor Conference Center, Office of Postsecondary Education, 1990 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20006. The Committee will meet in Executive Session on October 30, 2015. The entire October 30th session will be devoted to training sessions for the Committee; and, therefore, is closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Pell for Students Who Are Incarcerated Experimental Site Initiative
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education; Public Teleconference Meeting
This notice sets forth the schedule of an upcoming public meeting conducted by the National Advisory Council on Indian Education NACIE). 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.
Pueblo of Santa Ana Title 10-Licensing & Regulation, Chapter 1-Liquor Code (Chapter)
This notice publishes the amendment to the Pueblo of Santa Ana's Title 10Licensing & Regulation, Chapter 1Liquor Code (Chapter). This Chapter amends the existing Chapter 1Liquor Code, Section 126, enacted by the Pueblo of Santa Ana Tribal Council, which was published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2006 (71 FR 17903).
Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Education Department Grant Program; Request for Comments
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Tribal Education Department Grant Program, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0185. The information collection will expire November 30, 2015.