Department of Education March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Applications for New Awards; Hispanic Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program; Correction
Document Number: 2016-07071
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
Agency: Department of Education
This notice corrects ``Section II. Award Information'' and ``Section IV. Application and Submission Information'' in the notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2016 for the HSI STEM and Articulation Program, published on March 4, 2016. This notice also extends the deadline dates for application submission and intergovernmental review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program Regs.
Document Number: 2016-07036
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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; Comment Request; 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Document Number: 2016-07013
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-29
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; Campus Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) Survey
Document Number: 2016-06890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
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.
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
Document Number: 2016-06837
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: Department of Education
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 April 21-22, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m. both days, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. The Committee will meet in Executive Session on April 22, 2016. The entire April 22nd session will be devoted to training sessions for the Committee; and, therefore, is closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of the Title III Native American and Alaska Native Children in School (NAM) Program
Document Number: 2016-06823
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
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; Federal Perkins Loan Program Regulations
Document Number: 2016-06589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
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.
Equity Assistance Centers (Formerly Desegregation Assistance Centers)
Document Number: 2016-06439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to revise the regulations that govern the Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) program, authorized under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and to remove the regulations that govern the State Educational Agency Desegregation (SEA) program, authorized under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Once final and effective, these amended EAC regulations would govern the application process for new EAC grant awards. The proposed regulations would update the definitions applicable to this program; remove the existing selection criteria; and provide the Secretary with flexibility to determine the number and composition of geographic regions for the program. Additionally, the proposed regulations would remove the regulations for the SEA program, which is no longer funded.
Proposed Priority, and Requirements-Technical Assistance on State Data Collection-Assessment Center [CFDA Number: 84.373A]
Document Number: 2016-06441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) proposes a priority and requirements under the Technical Assistance on State Data Collection program. The Assistant Secretary may use this priority and these requirements for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2016 and later years. We take this action to focus attention on an identified need to address national, State, and local assessment issues related to students with disabilities, including students with disabilities who are English Learners \1\ (ELs) with disabilities.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012 Phase II
Document Number: 2016-06316
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 3501 et seq.), ED is proposing a reinstatement with change of a previously approved information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06169
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the June 22, 23, and 24, 2016 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), outlines certain new meeting procedures, and provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments and on requesting to make oral comments at the meeting. 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 (HEA) of 1965, as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Study of Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Programs
Document Number: 2016-06147
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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 new information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Annual and Final Performance Report Data Collection for Arts in Education Grantees
Document Number: 2016-06070
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
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 new information collection.
McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program
Document Number: 2016-06073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary issues guidelines for States related to requirements under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (McKinney-Vento Act), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These guidelines address ways in which a State may (1) assist local educational agencies (LEAs) to implement the provisions related to homeless children and youths amended by the ESSA and (2) review and revise policies and procedures that may present barriers to the identification, enrollment, attendance, and success of homeless children and youths in school.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Foreign Graduate Medical School Consumer Information Reporting Form
Document Number: 2016-06005
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
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; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2017-2019
Document Number: 2016-05840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
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.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-National Center for Students With Disabilities Who Require Intensive Intervention
Document Number: 2016-05759
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
Overview Information: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities National Center for Students with Disabilities Who Require Intensive Intervention Notice inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2016.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Loan Cancellation in the Federal Perkins Loan Program
Document Number: 2016-05625
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
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.
Proposed Priorities and Definitions-Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program-Short-Term Projects and Long-Term Projects
Document Number: 2016-05412
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-10
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education proposes priorities and definitions under the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (Fulbright-Hays GPA) Program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities and definitions for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2016 and later years. We take this action to focus Federal financial assistance on an identified national need. We intend the priorities to address a gap in the types of institutions, faculty, and students that have historically benefitted from international education opportunities.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the Career and Technical Education Makeover Challenge
Document Number: 2016-05292
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (the Department) is announcing the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge (the Challenge), a prize competition funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV or Act). The Challenge calls upon eligible high schools to design models of makerspaces that strengthen career and technical skills through making (models of CTE makerspaces). For the purposes of this notice, (1) ``makerspace,'' a formalized space for making, is an environment and facility that provides resources, materials, and equipment for students to conceive, create, collaborate, and learn through making; and (2) ``making'' refers to a hands-on learning approach that encourages students to imagine, create, tinker, and learn through the process of manufacturing, testing, and demonstrating their ideas. Through making, CTE educators enable students to immerse themselves in problem-solving and the continuous refinement of their products while learning essential 21st-century career skills, such as critical thinking, planning, and communication. The Department is seeking models of CTE makerspaces across a wide range of facility types, such as classrooms, libraries, and mobile spaces, that it can share with educators to encourage the creation of affordable, scalable, and replicable makerspaces.
Applications for New Awards; Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs
Document Number: 2016-05155
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Education
Overview Information: Education Research and Special Education Research Grant Programs. Notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers: 84.305A, 84.305B, 84.305D, 84.305H, 84.305L, 84.305N, 84.324A, 84.324B, and 84.324L. 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 2017 competitions for grants to support education research and special education research. The Delegated 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Private School Universe Survey (PSS) June 2016-May 2019
Document Number: 2016-05139
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2016-05015
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
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, Federal Student Aid, of the U.S. Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice proposing an altered system of records for the Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman Records (18-11-11). The Department created the Office of the Student Loan Ombudsman Records system to support the administration of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA); to receive, review, and attempt to resolve complaints from customers of Federal Student Aid programs, and to resolve such complaints within the Department and with institutions of higher education, lenders, guaranty agencies, loan servicers, and other participants in the loan programs; and to compile and analyze data on borrower complaints and make appropriate recommendations. The Department seeks comments on the altered system of records described in this notice, in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act.
Applications for New Awards; Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities-Model Demonstration Projects To Improve Literacy Outcomes for English Learners With Disabilities in Grades Three Through Five or Three Through Six
Document Number: 2016-05026
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
Overview Information: Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with DisabilitiesModel Demonstration Projects to Improve Literacy Outcomes for English Learners with Disabilities in Grades Three through Five or Three through Six. Notice inviting applications for a new award for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.326M.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Document Number: 2016-04881
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
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; Comment Request; Financial Report for the Endowment Challenge Grant Program and Institutional Service Endowment Activities
Document Number: 2016-04675
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Performance Report for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
Document Number: 2016-04608
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Formula Grant EASIE Electronic Application System for Indian Education
Document Number: 2016-04600
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Evaluation of Effectiveness of the Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Program
Document Number: 2016-04536
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
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.
Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities; Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities
Document Number: 2016-03938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary proposes to amend regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governing the Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities program and the Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities program. With the goal of promoting equity in IDEA, the regulations would establish a standard methodology States must use to determine whether significant disproportionality based on race and ethnicity is occurring in the State and in its local educational agencies (LEAs); clarify that States must address significant disproportionality in the incidence, duration, and type of disciplinary actions, including suspensions and expulsions, using the same statutory remedies required to address significant disproportionality in the identification and placement of children with disabilities; clarify requirements for the review and revision of policies, practices, and procedures when significant disproportionality is found; and require that LEAs identify and address the factors contributing to significant disproportionality as part of comprehensive coordinated early intervening services (comprehensive CEIS) and allow such services for children from age 3 through grade 12, with and without disabilities.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Education (ED) and the Social Security Administration (SSA)
Document Number: 2016-04465
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Education
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protections Amendments of 1990 (Privacy Act), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance on the conduct of computer matching programs, notice is hereby given of the renewal of the computer matching program between ED (recipient agency) and the SSA (source agency). This renewal of the computer matching program will become effective as explained in paragraph 5.