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Final Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criterion-First in the World Program
Document Number: 2015-11333
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education announces priorities, requirements, a selection criterion, and definitions under the First in the World (FITW) program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, selection criterion, and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2015 and later years. These priorities, requirements, selection criterion, and definitions will enable the Department to focus the FITW program on identified barriers to student success in postsecondary education and advance the program's purpose to build evidence for what works in postsecondary education through development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative strategies to support students who are at risk of failure in persisting in and completing their postsecondary programs of study.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; Community Parent Resource Centers
Document Number: 2015-11307
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-11
Agency: Department of Education
For the nine currently funded Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), the Secretary waives the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. This waiver and extension of the project period enables these nine CPRCs to receive funding from October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016. Further, the waiver and extension of the project period mean that we will not announce a new competition or make new awards in fiscal year (FY) 2015.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Roads to Success in North Dakota: A Randomized Study of a College and Career Preparation Curriculum
Document Number: 2015-11287
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-11
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; Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program Application Package
Document Number: 2015-11095
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-08
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 revision of an existing information collection.
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board
Document Number: 2015-10596
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-06
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming open meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board (Board). The notice also describes the functions of the Board. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX)
Document Number: 2015-10514
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-06
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and approval; Comment Request; 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) Full-Scale Data Collection
Document Number: 2015-10346
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for the Rural Education Achievement Program (REAP)
Document Number: 2015-10313
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-04
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 of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; What Works Clearinghouse Formative Feedback
Document Number: 2015-10192
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
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; Assurance of Compliance-Civil Rights Certificate
Document Number: 2015-10159
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
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; An Impact Evaluation of Training in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavior (MTSS-B)
Document Number: 2015-10131
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-01
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; Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2015-10079
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-30
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 revision of an existing information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting
Document Number: 2015-09978
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Department of Education
This meeting notice is an update to the previous notice published in the Federal Register (59 FR 16369) on March 27, 2015, and sets forth the time and location for the June 25-26, 2015 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). The notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and Section 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended.
National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting
Document Number: 2015-09956
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the May 14-16, 2015 Quarterly Meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board (hereafter referred to as Governing Board). This notice provides information to members of the public who may be interested in attending the meeting or providing written comments on the meeting. The notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Pre-Authorized Debit Account Brochure and Application
Document Number: 2015-09947
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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; Middle Grades Longitudinal Study of 2016-2017 (MGLS: 2017) Recruitment for Item Validation and Operational Field Tests
Document Number: 2015-09946
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-29
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.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2015-09755
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education (Secretary) amends regulations for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part B or IDEA). These regulations govern the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities program. These amendments revise the regulations governing the requirement that local educational agencies maintain fiscal effort.
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Document Number: 2015-09638
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-27
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda of the meeting of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI Commission). The notice also describes the functions of the Commission. Notice of the meeting is required by Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is intended to notify the public of its opportunity to attend.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant Program
Document Number: 2015-09510
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of Education
For 36-month projects funded in fiscal year (FY) 2012 under the Territories and Freely Associated States Education Grant (T&FASEG) program, the Secretary proposes to waive the requirement that prohibits the extension of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds. The Secretary also proposes to extend the project period of these grants for up to an additional 24 months. The proposed waiver and extension would enable the five current T&FASEG grantees to continue to receive Federal funding annually for project periods through FY 2016 and possibly through FY 2017. In addition, during this period, the Pacific Regional Educational Laboratory (Pacific REL) would continue to receive funds set aside for technical assistance under the T&FASEG program.
Applications for New Awards; Strengthening Institutions Program
Document Number: 2015-09492
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of Education
State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage
Document Number: 2015-09318
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces plans to hold two public meetings to seek comments about the proposed regulatory changes contained in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that was published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2015, which would implement statutory changes to the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the State Supported Employment Services programs, as well as provisions governing Limitations on the Use of Subminimum Wage that fall under the Secretary's purview. The statutory changes made by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act), form the basis for this NPRM. In addition, the Secretary proposes to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations.
Indian Education Discretionary Grants Program; Professional Development Program and Demonstration Grants for Indian Children Program
Document Number: 2015-09396
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary amends the regulations that govern the Professional Development program and the Demonstration Grants for Indian Children program (Demonstration Grants program), authorized under title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA). The regulations govern the grant application process for new awards for each program for the next fiscal year in which competitions are conducted for that program and subsequent years. For the Professional Development program, the regulations enhance the project design and quality of services to meet the objectives of the program; establish post-award requirements; and govern the payback process for grants in existence on the date these regulations become effective. For the Demonstration Grants program, the regulations add new priorities, including a priority for native youth community projects (NYCPs), and new application requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Magnet Schools Assistance Program-Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Table Form
Document Number: 2015-09276
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Grants Under the Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions Program
Document Number: 2015-09175
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-21
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; Regional Interpreter Education Centers for the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind
Document Number: 2015-08912
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds for five 60-month projects initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 2010. The Secretary also proposes to extend the project period for these projects for one year. The proposed waiver and extension would enable the currently funded Regional Interpreter Education Centers for the training of interpreters for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and individuals who are deaf-blind to receive funding through September 30, 2016.
Proposed Waiver and Extension of the Project Period; National Interpreter Education Center for the Training of Interpreters for Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind
Document Number: 2015-08909
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to waive the requirements that generally prohibit project periods exceeding five years and extensions of project periods involving the obligation of additional Federal funds for a 60-month project initially funded in fiscal year (FY) 2010. The Secretary also proposes to extend the project period for one year. The proposed waiver and extension would enable the currently funded National Interpreter Education Center to receive funding through September 30, 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reaffirmation Agreement
Document Number: 2015-08855
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Understanding the Impact of Providing Information to Parents About the Role of Algebra II: An Opportunistic Study
Document Number: 2015-08854
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a new information collection.
Programs and Activities Authorized by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
Document Number: 2015-05540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to establish regulations to implement changes to the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) resulting from the enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA or the Act). The proposed regulations clarify new provisions in the law. The Secretary also proposes to update the regulations that establish procedures for determining the suitability of tests used for measuring State performance on accountability measures under AEFLA. Finally, we propose to remove specific parts of title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that are no longer in effect.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program; State Supported Employment Services Program; Limitations on Use of Subminimum Wage
Document Number: 2015-05538
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing the State Vocational Rehabilitation Services program and the State Supported Employment Services program in order to implement changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) enacted on July 22, 2014. The Secretary also proposes to update, clarify, and improve the current regulations. Finally, the Secretary proposes to issue new regulations regarding limitations on the use of subminimum wages that are added by WIOA and under the purview of the Department.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, Miscellaneous Program Changes
Document Number: 2015-05535
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend the regulations governing a number of programs administered by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to implement changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Act) made by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, enacted on July 22, 2014. The Secretary also proposes to implement changes to the Act made by the Workforce Investment Act, enacted on August 7, 1998, that have not previously been implemented in regulations, and to otherwise update, clarify, and improve RSA's current regulations.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; Joint Rule for Unified and Combined State Plans, Performance Accountability, and the One-Stop System Joint Provisions; Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: 2015-05528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-16
Agency: Department of Education, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor
The Departments of Education (ED) and Labor (DOL) are proposing, through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), to implement jointly-administered activities authorized by title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Through these regulations, the Departments propose to implement job training system reforms and strengthen the nation's workforce development system to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st Century. This joint proposed rule provides guidance for State and local workforce development systems that increase the skill and credential attainment, employment, retention, and earnings of participants, especially those with significant barriers to employment, thereby improving the quality of the workforce, reducing welfare dependency, and enhancing the productivity and competitiveness of the nation. WIOA strengthened the alignment of the workforce development system's six core programs by imposing unified strategic planning requirements, common performance accountability measures, and requirements governing the one-stop delivery system. In so doing, WIOA placed heightened emphasis on coordination and collaboration at the Federal, State, and local levels to ensure a streamlined and coordinated service delivery system for job seekers, including those with disabilities, and employers. To that end, the Departments of Education and Labor propose to issue this joint NPRM to implement jointly-administered activities under title I of WIOA. These regulations lay the foundation, through coordination and collaboration at the Federal level, for implementing the vision and goals of WIOA. In addition to this joint NPRM, the Departments have proposed separate NPRMs to implement program-specific requirements of WIOA that fall under each Department's purview. The Department of Labor is proposing a NPRM governing program-specific requirements under titles I and III of WIOA. The Department of Education is proposing three NPRMs: one implementing program-specific requirements of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA), as reauthorized by title II of WIOA; and two NPRMs implementing all program-specific requirements for all programs authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA. The Department-specific NPRMs have been simultaneously published in this issue of the Federal Register. Developing and issuing all five WIOA NPRMs in a coordinated manner reinforces WIOA's heightened emphasis on collaboration to ensure an integrated and seamless service delivery system for job seekers and employers.
National Assessment Governing Board Quarterly Board Meeting
Document Number: 2015-08658
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board is announcing a teleconference scheduled on April 15, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST to discuss proposed candidates for the vacant position of National Assessment Governing Board Executive Director. Following discussions, the full Board will take action on selection of the final candidate for the position of Executive Director. This notice is being published less than the 15-days due to the urgent need to ensure full Board participation in the selection of a new Executive Director for NAGB.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Household Education Survey 2016 (NHES:2016) Full-Scale Data Collection
Document Number: 2015-08634
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
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 reinstatement of a previously approved information collection
Applications for New Awards; Investing in Innovation Fund-Development Grants; Correction
Document Number: 2015-08631
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
On March 30, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 16648) a notice inviting applications for new awards under the Investing in Innovation Fund (i3) Development grants. This correction notice changes the deadline date for transmittal of pre-applications from April 29, 2015, to May 5, 2015.
Applications for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
Document Number: 2015-08627
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-15
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Director of the Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces the Institute's FY 2016 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Acting Director takes this action under the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. The Institute's purpose in awarding these grants is to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of (1) developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disability, and (2) education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education.
Service Contract Inventory for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
Document Number: 2015-08410
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-13
Agency: Department of Education
Through this notice, the Secretary announces the availability of the Department of Education's service contract inventory on its Web site, at http://www2.ed.gov/fund/data/report/contracts/ servicecontractinventoryappendix/servicecontractinventory.htm l. A service contract inventory is a tool for assisting an agency in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors' skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; An Impact Evaluation of Support for Principals
Document Number: 2015-08274
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
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; School Leadership Grant Program Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2015-08239
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Plan To Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators; Frequently Asked Questions
Document Number: 2015-08238
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
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; College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Document Number: 2015-08237
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Document Number: 2015-08236
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
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.