Department of Education 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Assessment Governing Board
Document Number: 2018-23495
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda for the November 15-17, 2018 Quarterly Board 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 related to the work of the Governing Board. Notice of this meeting is required under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Educational Quality Through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) Experimental Sites Initiative
Document Number: 2018-23494
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-29
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Fixed-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-23372
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Direct PLUS Loans) made under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program with first disbursement dates on or after July 1, 2018, and before July 1, 2019.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program Prior to July 1, 2010
Document Number: 2018-23371
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for loans made under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program that have variable interest rates. The rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Annual Notice of Interest Rates for Variable-Rate Federal Student Loans Made Under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2018-23370
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
The Acting Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid announces the interest rates for Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans), and Federal Direct PLUS Loans (Direct PLUS Loan) with first disbursement dates before July 1, 2006, and for Federal Direct Consolidation Loans (Direct Consolidation Loans) for which the application was received before February 1, 1999. The rates announced in this notice are in effect for the period July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Non-Title IV Revenue Requirements (90/10)
Document Number: 2018-23364
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; Survey on the Use of Funds Under Title II, Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction Grants-Subgrants to LEAs
Document Number: 2018-23275
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; National Household Education Survey 2019 (NHES:2019)
Document Number: 2018-23189
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a previously approved information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act State Plan
Document Number: 2018-23141
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 Family Educational Loan Program-Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
Document Number: 2018-22965
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA): Interest Rate Limitation Request
Document Number: 2018-22964
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; The Department of Education Accrediting Agency, Foreign Medical and Foreign Veterinarian Program Comparability Database Approval
Document Number: 2018-22861
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Application to Pilot; Federal Student Aid's Next Generation Financial Services Environment-Payment Vehicle Account Program Pilot
Document Number: 2018-22646
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education's Federal Student Aid office is issuing a Notice inviting Applications from parties to implement a Pilot of a Payment Vehicle Account Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Recent Graduates Employment and Earnings Survey (RGEES) Standards and Survey Form
Document Number: 2018-22520
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-17
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; Common Core of Data (CCD) School-Level Finance Survey (SLFS) 2018-2020
Document Number: 2018-22445
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Outdated Regulations-Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program and Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) Program
Document Number: 2018-22413
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-16
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary removes outdated regulations for two programs no longer authorized by Federal law: The Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants (TQE) program and the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) program. Therefore, the associated regulations are unnecessary.
Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Negotiator Nominations and Schedule of Committee Meetings-Accreditation and Innovation
Document Number: 2018-22506
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Department of Education
We announce our intention to establish one negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). The committee will include representatives of organizations or groups with interests that are significantly affected by the subject matter of the proposed regulations. We request nominations for individual negotiators who represent key stakeholder constituencies for the issues to be negotiated to serve on the committee, and we set a schedule for committee meetings. We also announce the creation of three subcommittees, and request nominations for individuals with pertinent expertise to participate on the subcommittees.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program General Forbearance Request
Document Number: 2018-22112
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Guaranty Agencies Security Self-Assessment and Attestation
Document Number: 2018-22110
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-22024
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of Education
This provides notice of the re-establishment of the matching program between the U.S. Department of Education (Department) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which sets forth the terms, safeguards, and procedures under which the VA will disclose data to the Department regarding Veterans whom VA has designated as (1) having a service-connected disability rating that is 100 percent disabling, or (2) being totally disabled based on an individual unemployability rating.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Performance Report Form
Document Number: 2018-21607
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; State Survey on Activities Supported on Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A)
Document Number: 2018-21552
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Policy Statement on Developing Student Achievement Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Document Number: 2018-21451
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) is soliciting public comment for guidance in finalizing a revised policy on Developing Student Achievement Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which published September 10, 2018, in the Federal Register. Based on public comments received on the document, the comment period is being extended.
Arbitration Panel Decisions Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2018-21423
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-02
Agency: Department of Education
This notice lists arbitration panel decisions under the Randolph-Sheppard Act issued in January, February, and March 2018. This notice also lists any older decisions that the Department has made publicly available in accessible electronic format during that period. All decisions are available on the Department's website and by request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Case Service Report (RSA-911)
Document Number: 2018-21225
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Performance Measures-Comprehensive Centers Program Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.283B
Document Number: 2018-21089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-28
Agency: Department of Education
The Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education (Assistant Secretary), U.S. Department of Education (Department) proposes priorities, requirements, definitions, and performance measures under the Comprehensive Centers program. The Assistant Secretary may use these priorities, requirements, definitions, and performance measures for competitions in fiscal year (FY) 2019 and later years. We intend to use the priorities, requirements, and definitions to award grants to eligible applicants seeking to provide capacity-building services to State educational agencies (SEAs), regional educational agencies (REAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools that improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, and improve the quality of instruction.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09) Panel Maintenance 2018 and 2021
Document Number: 2018-20781
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; Magnet Schools Assistance Program- Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Table Form
Document Number: 2018-20725
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-24
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Tests Determined To Be Suitable for Use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education
Document Number: 2018-20590
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary announces tests, test forms, and delivery formats that the Secretary determines to be suitable for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS).
Outdated and Superseded Regulations-Career and Technical Education National Programs
Document Number: 2018-20589
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary removes outdated, superseded regulations for seven programs in the State Vocational and Applied Technology Education Programs and National Discretionary Programs of Vocational Education added by a final rule in the Federal Register on August 14, 1992 (Perkins 1992 Regulations) as authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990 (Perkins II), Title IV National Programs. These programs are no longer funded by the Department.
Membership of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2018-20584
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary publishes a list of persons who may be named to serve on the Performance Review Board that oversees the evaluation of performance appraisals for Senior Executive Service members of the Department.
Extension of Deadline for Transmittal of Application Amendments for the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students Program; Hurricane Education Recovery
Document Number: 2018-20538
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-21
Agency: Department of Education
On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) published in the Federal Register (83 FR 18015) a notice announcing the availability of funds and application deadlines for the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students (Emergency Impact Aid) under Division B, Subdivision 1, Title VIII, ``Hurricane Education Recovery,'' of Public Law 115-123, the ``Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.'' On May 24, 2018, the Department published in the Federal Register (83 FR 24092) a notice extending the original deadline for State educational agency (SEA) transmittal of applications and establishing a due date of July 20, 2018 for any application amendments for the Emergency Impact Aid program. This notice extends the July 20, 2018 deadline for SEA transmittal of application amendments affecting allocations under the Emergency Impact Aid program to October 5, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Borrower Defenses Against Loan Repayment
Document Number: 2018-20456
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-20
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2019 Main Study
Document Number: 2018-20334
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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; National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2019 and 2020 Update
Document Number: 2018-20310
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of a previously approved information collection.
Impact Aid Program; Corrections
Document Number: 2018-20221
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) published final regulations in the Federal Register on September 20, 2016 to amend the Impact Aid Program (IAP) regulations issued under title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act. The amendatory instructions at the end of the 2016 final rule inadvertently removed some definitions from these regulations. This document corrects the regulations by adding those definitions back into the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Federal Perkins/NDSL Loan Assignment Form
Document Number: 2018-20218
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; High School and Beyond 2020 (HS&B:20) Base-Year Field Test Sampling and Recruitment
Document Number: 2018-20216
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Applications for New Authorities; Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority
Document Number: 2018-20152
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new authorities for fiscal year (FY) 2019 under the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Grantee Reporting Form-Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Annual Payback Report
Document Number: 2018-19745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Document Number: 2018-19738
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
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 matching programs, notice is hereby given of the re-establishment of the matching program between the Department of Education (ED or Department) (recipient agency) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) (source agency).
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-19688
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this new notice of a system of records entitled ``Postsecondary Education Participants System (PEPS)'' (18-11-09) and a rescinded system of records entitled ``Integrated Partner Management (IPM) system'' (18-11- 21). The Department is rescinding the IPM system because the Department did not implement it and will continue using the PEPS system of records.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; E-Complaint Form(FERPA) and PPRA E-Complaint Form
Document Number: 2018-19672
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-11
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Draft Policy Statement on Developing Student Achievement Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Document Number: 2018-19650
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Department of Education
The National Assessment Governing Board (Governing Board) is soliciting public comment for guidance in finalizing a revised policy on Developing Student Achievement Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The Governing Board is authorized to formulate policy guidelines for NAEP. The NAEP legislation specifies that the Governing Board is to develop appropriate student achievement levels for each subject and grade tested. Such levels are determined by identifying the knowledge and skills that can be measured and verified using widely accepted professional assessment standards. It is anticipated that the revised policy on Developing Student Achievement Levels for NAEP will be presented for approval at the National Assessment Governing Board quarterly meeting on November 15-17, 2018. Public and private parties and organizations are invited to provide written comments and recommendations. Voluntary participation by all interested parties is urged. This notice sets forth the review schedule and provides information for accessing additional materials that will be useful for this review.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Comprehensive Literacy Program Evaluation: Striving Readers Implementation Study
Document Number: 2018-19466
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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: 2018-19251
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Secretary of Education invites publishers to submit tests for review and approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS), and announces the date by which publishers must submit these tests.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Teacher and Principal Survey of 2019-2020 (NTPS 2019-20) Preliminary Field Activities
Document Number: 2018-19175
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Student Assistance General Provisions-Subpart K-Cash Management
Document Number: 2018-19083
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.