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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Privacy Act Request Form
Document Number: 2018-07862
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-16
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools; Amendment and Extension of Deadline for Transmittal of Applications
Document Number: 2018-07744
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Department of Education
On March 2, 2018, we published in the Federal Register (83 FR 8974) a notice inviting applications (NIA) for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the CSP Grants to Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Numbers 84.282B and 84.282E. Since that time, Congress passed and the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Act), which provides funding for the awards under this competition. This document amends the NIA by: (1) Stating that the Secretary may fund out of rank order applications proposing to open a new charter school or replicate or expand a high-quality charter school in underserved, high-poverty, rural areas; and (2) adding definitions related to funding such applications out of rank order. In addition, we are extending the deadline for transmittal of applications by two weeks, until April 30, 2018.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-07641
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Impact Evaluation of Parent Messaging Strategies on Student Attendance (18-13-42).'' This system contains individually identifying information voluntarily provided by individuals and districts who participate in the impact study. The information contained in the records maintained in this system will be used to conduct a rigorous study of the effectiveness of a low-cost, parent-focused text messaging intervention, meant to reduce elementary school absenteeism and ultimately improve student achievement.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE or Council); Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07349
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Education
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. Due to unforeseen delays in ensuring the establishment of a quorum of the NACIE membership and in order to facilitate the coordination of schedules of OESE senior leadership and presenters, this notice is being published in less than 15 days prior to the date of the scheduled meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for New Grants Under the Indian Education Professional Development Plan (1894-0001)
Document Number: 2018-07235
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
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; Applications for Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students and Assistance for Homeless Children and Youths
Document Number: 2018-07234
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection.
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality Integrity; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07212
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-09
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and location for the May 22-24, 2018 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), and provides information to members of the public regarding the meeting, including requesting to make oral comments. The notice of this meeting is required under Sec. 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and Sec. 114(d)(1)(B) of the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965, as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for the Educational Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Program
Document Number: 2018-06967
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Final Waiver and Extension of the Project Period for the Opportunity Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2018-06757
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
For projects funded under the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP), the Secretary: (1) Waives the requirements of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations that generally prohibit project period extensions involving the obligation of additional Federal funds; and (2) extends the project period for the current OSP grantee for up to an additional 24 months under the existing program authority. This waiver and extension will enable the Department to provide continuation awards to the current OSP grantee through FY 2019 under the existing program authority.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; U.S. Department of Education Pre-Authorized Debit Account Brochure and Application
Document Number: 2018-06715
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-03
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Higher Education Hurricane and Wildfire Relief Program Application; Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-06729
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
Agency: Department of Education
On March 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education published an emergency comment period notice in the Federal Register on Monday, March 26, 2018 (83 FR 12945, Column 3; Page 12946, Column 1, 2) seeking public comment for an information collection entitled, ``Higher Education Hurricane and Wildfire Relief Program Application''.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Income Driven Repayment Plan Request for the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans and Federal Family Education Loan Programs
Document Number: 2018-06637
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; Federal Student Loan Program: Internship/Residency and Loan Debt Burden Forbearance Forms
Document Number: 2018-06635
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; Federal Student Loan Program Deferment Request Forms
Document Number: 2018-06634
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; U.S. Department of Education Grant Performance Report Form (ED 524B)
Document Number: 2018-06560
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-02
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; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program: Technical Assistance To Support Monitoring, Evaluation, Data Collection, and Dissemination of Best Practices
Document Number: 2018-06244
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-29
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; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-06280
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a modified system of records entitled ``Title VI International Research and Studies Program (IRS)'' (18-12-04). IRS contains individually identifiable information provided by individuals to determine qualifications and eligibility for award benefits and to monitor achievements of award recipients. This information is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the IRS.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Information to be Verified for the 2019-2020 Award Year
Document Number: 2018-06278
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-28
Agency: Department of Education
For each award year, the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register a notice announcing the FAFSA information that an institution and an applicant may be required to verify, as well as the acceptable documentation for verifying FAFSA information. This is the notice for the 2019-2020 award year.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Higher Education Hurricane and Wildfire Relief Program Application
Document Number: 2018-06028
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is requesting the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to conduct an emergency review of a new information collection.
Application for New Awards; Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Document Number: 2018-05961
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-23
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Native American and Native Alaska Children in School Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.365C.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05886
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of a modified system of records entitled ``Complaint Files and Log'' (18-08-01). The system contains information on individuals or groups of individuals who have made civil rights complaints to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The information maintained in the system will consist of one or more of the following: Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of complainants, complaint allegations, and results of investigations; correspondence related to the complaint; investigator and attorney memoranda; interview notes or transcriptions and witness statements; documents gathered during an investigation and charts, prepared exhibits, or other analytical materials prepared by OCR staff or by consultants retained by OCR. The information that will form the modified system of records will be collected through complaint investigation files. The information will be used to fulfill the requirement outlined in Federal law.
Applications for New Awards; Supporting Effective Educator Development Program
Document Number: 2018-05750
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.423A.
Application for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants for Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities
Document Number: 2018-05748
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for CSPGrants for Credit Enhancement for Charter School Facilities (Credit Enhancement), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.354A.
Meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-05535
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-19
Agency: Department of Education
This notice sets forth the agenda, time, and location of an upcoming open meeting of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Advisory Board (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 the opportunity to attend.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Impact Evaluation of Departmentalized Instruction in Elementary Schools
Document Number: 2018-05258
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-15
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a new information collection.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-05195
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (the Department) publishes this notice of a new system of records entitled ``Impact Study of Feedback for Teachers based on Classroom Videos (18-13-40).'' This system contains individually identifying information provided by individuals and school districts who participate in the impact study. The information contained in the records maintained in this system will be used to conduct a rigorous study of the effectiveness of support to teachers based on their teaching practices within their classroom.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools
Document Number: 2018-05061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-13
Agency: Department of Education
On March 2, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for CSPGrants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.282B and 84.282E. This correction notice provides a link to the application submission instructions.
Federal Preemption and State Regulation of the Department of Education's Federal Student Loan Programs and Federal Student Loan Servicers
Document Number: 2018-04924
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Department of Education
Recently, several States have enacted regulatory regimes that impose new regulatory requirements on servicers of loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan Program). States also impose disclosure requirements on loan servicers with respect to loans made under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Finally, State regulations impact Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program servicing. The Department believes such regulation is preempted by Federal law. The Department issues this notice to clarify further the Federal interests in this area.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; HBCU All Star Student Program
Document Number: 2018-04856
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to State Entities
Document Number: 2018-04821
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for CSPGrants to State Entities, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.282A.
Arbitration Panel Decisions Under the Randolph-Sheppard Act
Document Number: 2018-04692
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Department of Education
This notice lists arbitration panel decisions under the Randolph-Sheppard Act issued in July, August, and September 2017. The full text of all decisions is available on the Department's website and by request.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Pell Grant Reporting Under the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System
Document Number: 2018-04639
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
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; Experimental Sites Initiative Reporting Tool 2017
Document Number: 2018-04580
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an additional 30 day public comment period for a new information collection.
Innovation for Teacher Quality; Troops-to-Teachers Program
Document Number: 2018-04437
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education (Department) is rescinding its Troops-to-Teachers (TTT) regulations because that program has been transferred to the Department of Defense (DoD) and is no longer administered or managed by the Department. Therefore, the associated regulations are outdated and unnecessary.
Applications for New Awards; Lead of a Career and Technical Education Network: Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice Program
Document Number: 2018-04327
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
On January 22, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a notice to fund the Lead of a Career and Technical Education Network under the Research Networks Focused on Critical Problems of Education Policy and Practice Program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 84.305N. This correction notice modifies the original notice to provide information on a grantee's authority to award subgrants to institutions of higher education, public and private non-profit organizations, and agencies identified in an approved application.
Applications for New Awards; Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools Program (CSP)-Grants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools
Document Number: 2018-04294
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
The Department of Education is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for CSPGrants to Charter School Developers for the Opening of New Charter Schools and for the Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers 84.282B and 84.282E.
Secretary's Final Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs
Document Number: 2018-04291
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Department of Education
In order to support and strengthen the work that educators do every day in collaboration with parents, advocates, and community members, the Secretary issues 11 priorities and related definitions for use in currently authorized discretionary grant programs or programs that may be authorized in the future. The Secretary may choose to use an entire priority for a grant program or a particular competition or use one or more of the priority's component parts. These priorities and definitions replace the supplemental priorities published in the Federal Register on December 10, 2014 and September 14, 2016. However, if a notice inviting applications (NIA) published before the applicability date of this notice of final priorities and definitions included priorities from the December 10, 2014 or September 14, 2016 notices, the included priorities would be in effect for the duration of the applicable competition.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Reaffirmation Agreement
Document Number: 2018-04166
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
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; System of Records
Document Number: 2018-04141
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the U.S. Department of Education (Department) modifies the system of records entitled ``Student Aid internet Gateway (SAIG), Participation Management System'' (18-11-10). The SAIG, Participation Management System, is a system of records containing contact information that individuals affiliated with an authorized entity provide to create an account to request electronic access to the Department's Federal Student Aid (FSA) systems or to the system of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for purposes of administering or assisting in administering programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).
Office of Postsecondary Education; Solicitation of Third-Party Comments Concerning the Performance of Accrediting Agencies; Correction
Document Number: 2018-04192
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
On January 24, 2018 we published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments in connection with, inter alia, the Department's review of the application of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) for initial recognition and the compliance report submitted by the American Bar Association (ABA), both of which are currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education. The deadline for comments set forth in that notice was February 16, 2018. On February 22, 2018, we published a notice in the Federal Register extending the public comment period until March 1, 2018 for the submission of comments relating to those two agencies. This notice corrects our earlier statements in those two Federal Register notices about the scope of the public comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Annual Report on Appeals Process RSA-722
Document Number: 2018-04008
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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: 2018-04102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Department of Education
In order to ensure the Department's ``Equity in IDEA'' or ``significant disproportionality'' regulations effectively address significant disproportionality, the Department proposes to postpone the compliance date by two years, from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2020. The Department also proposes to postpone the date for including children ages three through five in the analysis of significant disproportionality with respect to the identification of children as children with disabilities and as children with a particular impairment from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
Document Number: 2018-03914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Office of Postsecondary Education; Solicitation of Third-Party Comments Concerning the Performance of Accrediting Agencies
Document Number: 2018-03686
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Department of Education
On January 24, 2018, we published in the Federal Register a notice of a call for written third-party comments. That notice provided information to members of the public on submitting written comments with respect to accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the Secretary of Education. That notice established a comment period beginning on January 24, 2018, and closing on February 16, 2018. Pursuant to a recent court order, we are extending the public comment period until March 1, 2018, for the submission of comments on the application of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) for initial recognition and the compliance report submitted by the American Bar Association (ABA).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Program for International Student Assessment (PISA 2018) Main Study
Document Number: 2018-03564
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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; Comment Request; Migrant Student Information Exchange User Application Form
Document Number: 2018-03561
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing an extension of an existing information collection.
Request for Information on Evaluating Undue Hardship Claims in Adversary Actions Seeking Student Loan Discharge in Bankruptcy Proceedings
Document Number: 2018-03537
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) seeks to ensure that the congressional mandate to except student loans from bankruptcy discharge except in cases of undue hardship is appropriately implemented while also ensuring that borrowers for whom repayment of their student loans would be an undue hardship are not inadvertently discouraged from filing an adversary proceeding in their bankruptcy case. Accordingly, the Department is requesting public comment on factors to be considered in evaluating undue hardship claims asserted by student loan borrowers in adversary proceedings filed in bankruptcy cases, the weight to be given to such factors, whether the existence of two tests for evaluation of undue hardship claims results in inequities among borrowers seeking undue hardship discharge, and how all of these, and potentially additional, considerations should weigh into whether an undue hardship claim should be conceded by the loan holder.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Consolidated State Performance Report Part I and Part II
Document Number: 2018-03521
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Department of Education
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, ED is proposing a revision of an existing information collection.